|History of Argola de Ouro
Master Ousado had first began teaching Capoeira at the Association of Filhos de Luanda in Brazil, which he founded in 1980. Master Ousado was the first master of Capoeira that arrived in London and founded the Association of Capoeira Argola De Ouro (London) in 1990 and in 2002 he brought capoeira to Singapore with the first school to be established in South-East Asia – the Association of Capoeira Argola De Ouro (Singapore).
Master Ousado having 36 years of experience in studying and teaching the Brazilian martial arts and art form of Capoeira, has travelled extensively to spread the culture of Brazil and the philosophy of Capoeira. He has participated in professional competitions and has won several titles including being twice-crowned Champion of Paulista Federation of Capoeira (Adult Light Category), the All-Brazilian Vice- Champion of Capoeira and bronze medalist in the Open Games held in Santos Brazil. He has played an active role in promoting the study of the music and folklore behind capoeira by holding workshops in academic institutes such as the University of Rio de Janeiro, Queen Mary University in London, the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
As a member of the Brazilian Capoeira Confederation, Master Ousado is actively involved in teaching capoeira and is highly regarded by other Capoeiristas (Capoeira students) from schools in America, Europe and Asia who have invited him to participate in their “batizados” (grading ceremony and baptism when students are initiated into the capoeira community).