Instrutor Manteiga (Mike Darling)
Instrutor Manteiga (Mike Darling) has been practicing capoeira for over 15 years, beginning with grupo Chapeu de Couro in Ottawa, and joining Capoeira Aché Brasil Calgary a year later. A dedicated advocate of Capoeira Aché Brasil in Calgary, Manteiga works hard to sustain and grow capoeira in Calgary as a student, teacher and group organizer. Outside of Capoeira Manteiga is a professional engineer with an M.Sc and B.Sc in Electrical Engineering.
Monitor Suassuna (Vlad Gincher)
Monitor Suassuna (Vlad Gincher) was born in Simferopol, Ukraine. He started his Capoeira career in 2003 in Eilat, Israel with Grupo Cordão de Ouro under Professor Nimi. Since his arrival in Canada in 2005 Suassuna has been an integral member of Capoeira Aché Brasil Calgary. He is a dedicated athlete and talented capoeirista who brings creative movements, enviable tricks and intricate game play to the roda. Suassuna also performs, teaches and helps support capoeira in Calgary.