The group Grilo Capoeira was founded by mestre Grilo. At the age of 13 Grilo started training in Rio de Janeiro with his mestres Garrincha and Sorriso, co-founders of Grupo Senzala. In 1989 he came to Europe to participate in international capoeira meetings and to perform in capoeira shows around the continent. In 1991 he started Grilo Capoeira Bremen and one year later Grilo Capoeira Amsterdam followed. In the summer of 2009 Grilo was invited by his masters to return to Rio de Janeiro. There he was given the red chord and he became “Mestre”, master in the art of capoeira. Grilo Capoeira Bremen is now led by Quase, who reached the status of “Contra Mestre” in 2020.
Today the group Grilo Capoeira is located in Amsterdam, Leiden, Zoetermeer, Voorschoten, The Hague, Bremen and Rogil, with capoeira training offered by a team of enthusiastic and experienced teachers. Every week you can follow classes in Amsterdam and Leiden with Mestre Grilo, and on a regular basis he still teaches capoeira in Bremen. The rest of the classes are offered by the other team members, contra mestre Quase, professor Platina, professor Los Andes, professora Segredo, Garoto, Seda, Ponei, Role and Vassourinha.