Time & Location
08 Feb 2024, 16:15 – 17:15
London, 17&Central, CRATE food hall, Selborne Rd, London E17 7JR, UK
About the event
Mestre Velho José (Aldemar de Sousa) was born on 8th March 1976 and most of his childhood was lived in Goiânia, capital of Goiás, Brazil.
At the age of 3 he started Capoeira in the School of Capoeira Bimba Meu Mestre, later on called Associação de Capoeira Bimba Meu Mestre, run by Mestre Deputado.
Mestre Velho José trained his all life, and still does, with his father, Mestre Deputado, one of Mestre Bimba's disciple. His nickname in capoeira reports his behavior as a child. In his neighbourhood an old and unhappy man used to scare all the kids. One day his mom said: "You're acting like Velho José".
Aldemar became a master of capoeira in 2003, but just started teaching in 2008 with the creation of Olorum Capoeira in partnership with his brother, Mestre Leonardo, and the supervision of Mestre Deputado. His first batizado as a Master took place in London in August 2010