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Ruben G.



Framingham, MA
Hometown: San Diego, CA

Member since:

February 12, 2011


Though no past experience is necessary, we'd like to know about some of your experiences with fitness, playing music, travelled abroad, etc.

My martial arts background are mentioned below. Aside from the martial arts thing, I know a variety of different dances from different cultures. Some examples are salsa, Merengue, Bachata, some Punta, afro Brazilian, and afro Puerto Rican.

Do you have any background in dance, martial arts, or acrobatics?

In martial arts: 10 years capoeira, 1year Karate, 1 year MMA training (Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu, Boxing) I love practicing acrobatic moves at open gyms and beaches, and try to do it as much as possible. Dancing: Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, and Bomba.

What interested you into becoming involved in Capoeira?

I started training Capoeira while deployed in Iraq after seeing people practicing at the gym. I joined my first group while living in Germany, and I finally found my home with Capoeira Mandinga San Diego whom I've been training with ever since.

How did you hear about capoeira?

Its funny because I know a lot of people that can relate to this, but I first learned about Capoeira after watching "Only the Strong." 3 years later, I found my first class while deployed in Iraq. From that point on, I could not stay away from it!


I've been training Capoeira for about 10 years, and have done numerous performances and demonstrations involving a variety of different rhythms including Capoeira, Maculele, Maracatu, Samba, and a lot of other rhythms.

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