Meeting the Locals

Marcelo Mendes

 A  world record heading the ball for 6 hours and 2 min.

As Marcelo, there are many talents hiden in Rocinha and other slums of Brazil and through here we would like to share with you all his great life-story and show that it is always possible to acheive your goals.

“My dream is to be officially registered as an association. Also to find a dedicated space which will enable our Capoeira lessons to continue as well as functioning as an inter-cultural exchange centre where volunteers could bring their knowledge to our students while enjoying the unique energy that Acorda Capoeira naturally creates.”

Mestre Manel.