Nassib El Khoury (Grandão) started training Capoeira with the “Filhos de Bimba Escola de Capoeira” in the nucleus of Zagreb, Croatia run by Ivo Reis dos Anjos known as Professor Bacteria in September 2008. Upon his return to his home country Lebanon in 2009, he decided to start a nucleus of FBEC with the help of Alan Rocha Paixao (Sardão). This led to the opening of the first entity of Filhos de Bimba Escola de Capoeira in Beirut, Lebanon and in the Middle East on April 1st 2009.
Since Alan was not a formed professor yet, Roberta Cecília Meireles Santana (Professor Chapinha) became the responsible of the school and its activities in May 2009. She was later joined by Ricardo Santos de Jesus (Professor Anum) in November 2009.
Filhos De Bimba Escola De Capoeira (Salvador, Brazil)
The Filhos de Bimba Escola de Capoeira (FBEC), is located in the historic centre of Salvador da Bahia, the Pelourinho. It was founded on June 10, 1986 by Manoel Nascimento Machado, known as Mestre Nenel. Mestre Nenel is continuing the work of his father – the famous Mestre Bimba, creator of Capoeira Regional – through the preservation and continuation of the methodology, principles and traditions laid out by his father. The FBEC also has several centres and schools located in other neighbourhoods of Salvador, as well as in other cities in Brazil and around the world.
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