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MEET THE TEACHING TEAM
Quebra (Chris Baird) teaches our kids and open adult classes. he has studied a wide range of martial arts, and has been studying Capoeira under Mestre Borracha since 2008. He holds a Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts from the University of Newcastle, and has worked as a circus performer as a member of the Brothers Bengali (with fellow capoeirista, David 'Padeiro' Baker), and as a gymnastics and parkour coach. He was awarded his Graduado cord in 2013 by Grande Mestre Boa Gente, and his blue/green cord by Mestre Borracha in 2016.
Serenata (Rebekah Parkes) teaches our adult beginners' and fundamentals classes. She has been studying Capoeira under Mestre Borracha since 2011, and grew up around martial arts. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree as a Vocal major, from the University of Newcastle, and is currently studying ethnomusicology in an Honours year. She was a founding member of the art music group Tone Camerata, and a key participant in the University of Newcastle World Music Ensemble. She also teaches circus skills on the silks and static trapeze and performs as a member of Soulfire Circus.
MAYFIELD WEST PUBLIC SCHOOL
7 Gregson Avenue, Mayfield NSW 2304
We are located in the School Hall of the Mayfield West Public School.
COMING BY CAR
If arriving by car, there is plenty of street parking right out front of the school.
COMING BY BUS OR TRAIN
The 47 bus stops right at the door.