Contra Mestre Risadinha ( Jeremy) started Capoeira in February of 1993 at Capoeira of San Jose Academy and for the last 19 years has never stopped. In 2003 he became one of the first generation of “American Contra Mestres” to graduate from Capoeira of San Jose Academy. Contra Mestre Risadinha (Jeremy ) played an instrumental part in establishing Capoeira of San Jose, as a school in the Bay Area and has attended and participated in many Seminars and Workshops across the United States, Russia and Brasil.
In a typical class CM Risadinha teaches, movements, history and the music of “Capoeira” to all levels of students. Below are some of the places where I have taught classes.
- Los Gatos Recreation Center Seasonal
- Yoga Center of Los Gatos
- San Jose State University (Associated Students CampusRecreation)
- 2003 Upward Bound Campus Program @SJSU
- 2004 Upward Bound Campus Program @SJSU
- 2006 Upward Bound Campus Program
- Capoeira of San Jose Academy – 1999-2008
- SJSU Capoeira Club 2003-2006
- 2006 ISK -Extreme Fitness Center
- 2006-ClubOne Fitness Center (eBay, Cadence, Ariba, Skyport)
- 2006 EMQ Children & Family Services-
- 2005-Present East West Music and Dance