The Muzenza Group was founded in 1972 by Paulo Sérgio da Silva, better known as Mestre Paulão of Muzenza. Later lead by Mestre Burguês, the group expanded significantly in the 1990s, creating affiliated centres in many states in Brazil and abroad. Today, Muzenza has established itself as one of the largest capoeira groups in the world. Muzenza’s main purpose is to spread capoeira, propogating its technical, theoretical, philosophical and educational aspects as a form of cultural expression, a fight, a vocation and a way of life. We continually emphasise the value of past capoeira masters as respected representatives of this truly Brazilian cultural expression. Grupo Muzenza aims to contribute to the formation of new capoeira professionals, through training based on respect, discipline, socialisation and freedom of expression as a world citizen.