Mestre Foca, Capoeira Instructor

André Costa, known to his students as Mestre Foca, began practicing Capoeira over twenty years ago, and recently attained his red cord, equivalent to a black belt in Karate. In 2006, Mestre Foca and his wife, Instrutora Rouxinol, along with the help of their students, renovated a studio space on Flatbush Ave in Park Slope, establishing the borough’s first Capoeira cultural center, Raizes do Brasil Capoeira Brooklyn.