Well-known MMA fighter Marcus Aurelio is coming to the Comox Valley next week to present two workshops.
Competing in the Battlefield Fight League this year, his 20-second Meia Lua (half moon kick) knockout was seen by over two million viewers on YouTube.
On May 28 this year Aurelio represented the martial art capoeira at Battlefield 8 in Nanaimo and defeated Ken Tran in the most exciting and entertaining fight of the evening. He continued on to Battlefield 10 in Vernon where he was victorious with a 43-second knockout with a switch kick.
Professor Barraozinho of Axé Capoeira is not only a warrior in the ring but is one of the top Capoeiristas in the world. Marcus Aurelio and his brother Marcus Vinicius were born into capoeira and studied with their father Mestre Barrao, travelling the world immersed in their artform, MMA, Brazilian jiu jitsu and Brazilian music.
He now owns and operates the Vancouver Axé Capoeira Academy which was passed down to him by his father and oversees many academies around he world, including Comox Valley Axé Capoeira with classes at the Comox and Courtenay community centres.
The Comox Valley is fortunate to have Aurelio come for an exclusive visit next week when he will be offering workshops in MMA and capoeira. The Axé Capoeira performance troupe will be visiting local schools to demonstrate Brazilian culture, music and capoeira.
The MMA workshop goes Monday, Oct. 24 at the Comox Valley Boxing Club at 8 p.m. and capoeira goes Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the Lewis Centre at 6:15 p.m. Cost is $20 per class or $35 for both classes.
For more information, call 250-898-7918, visit www.capoeiracomox.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.