Dallas Capoeira is the Dallas affiliate of the international organization, CapuraGinga
Capoeira, formed in Mato Grosso Brazil in 1983 and headed by Brazilian master Manoel
Leite, known as "Mestre Loka." Head instructor Professor Furacao (Chad R. Adams)
and all other Brazilian Capoeira instructors are certified instructors for CapuraGinga
Since 1998, Furacao has trained extensively with Mestre Loka
of CapuraGinga, as well as several other notable capoeiristas from Sao Paulo, Mato
Grosso, Espirito Santo and throughout the United States. Having traveled extensively in Brazil, Furacao is familiar
with the Portuguese language, and Brazilian culture and history.
Furacao has significant teaching and performance experience, and has been a frequent
guest instructor at capoeira schools throughout the U.S. Furacao has performed capoeira
on television in Utah, Texas, and Brazil. He also helped collaborate the documentary,
Capoeira: The Dance of Freedom, and helped secure a capoeira performance in the closing ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics, along with Earth, Wind, and Fire.
He has performed and taught capoeira for several contemporary dance and cultural
workshops throughout the U.S. and has helped record several capoeira music CD’s.
Furacao is a video game character on the capoeira video game Capoeira Fighter. He
also owns the title of 'Black Belt' in Shaolin Kempo which allows him a peculiar
and valuable knowledge of martial arts, especially how Brazilian Capoeira fits into
the Asian dominated world of martial arts. As a new resident to Dallas from Salt Lake
City, Utah, Professor Furacao brings to Dallas Capoeira a wealth of experience and
In a relatively short time, Furacao and his Utah Capoeira Group received
ample recognition in the Salt Lake Tribune (2002, 2004, 2005), Deseret News (2000,
2002), Daily Herald (1999), and Salt Lake's own arts based magazine the Catalyst
(2004) to name a few. Furacao started the capoeira club at the University of Utah
in 2004, and currently oversees the capoeira club at University of Texas at Dallas.
During his wide martial arts career he has taught students ranging from ages 3 and
up. Since starting the Dallas Capoeira program, Furacao and his group have enjoyed
swift recognition from the Dallas Morning News (2006), Noticias 23 Univision (2006),
motion capture studios at UTD (2007), and an interview with www.karatekast.com (2007)—the
#1 international martial arts podcast.
Furacao is excited about Dallas' growing interest in capoeira, and looks forward
to further informing local media interests, and residents about this remarkable
We are proud to offer students a clean, easy to find, well-maintained facility,
and a professional program designed to allow students from all experience
levels a great environment to learn more about this unique and exciting art form.
We'd love for you to check
out our program.
Get started now by scheduling your trial classes, or feel free to stop
by our studio:
11661 Preston Road Suite 184
Dallas, Texas 75230