Abolição Oxford Capoeira
The group was established in 1999, when Luis Negão moved to Oxford from his home in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, where he started to learn capoeira with friends on the streets, eventually training with various Mestres over the years, before being awarded his Professor grading by Mestre Salário Mínimo, before moving to England. Since the inception of Abolição Oxford, we have seen a number of students formed as Professores and Formados, setting up groups in London, Taunton, and South Africa. For many years, Mestre Luis Negão ran a project in Abaeté, Salvador, where his journey with capoeira began, to help the poorer kids living in the area, by aiding their education, and giving free capoeira classes to improve their connection with their culture. Abolição Oxford, Taunton, London and South Africa Capoeira continue to this day in the good hands of his students.