Tampa Capoeira offers Capoeira classes for all ages and skill levels, as well as summer camp and after school programs. Capoeira is a unique blend of martial arts, gymnastics, and Brazilian Music. Professor Girino is an accomplished capoeirista that founded Tampa Capoeira and has been teaching Capoeira in Tampa Bay since 2000. Please check our schedule for our Capoeira for MMA classes; we also offer classes at satellite locations in nearby Oldsmar and Brooksville!
Eduardo Torres grew up in Northern California and was captivated by Capoeira in his teens. In the mid-1990’s, one of his mestres moved to Florida and in 2000, Eduardo, now “Instrutor Girino” followed him across the country to help with the new group in Florida. He had been teaching for several years at this point, and now had a chance to start his own school. In 2001 he started teaching the first Capoeira classes in Tampa. In 2002, he opened his first academy in Tampa and was graduated as a Capoeira Professor by Mestre Rony and Mestre Acordeon. In 2006, he became Professor Graduado.
He has traveled all over the US and Brazil to both learn and teach Capoeira. Today, his Tampa school is thriving and he is hoping to help some of his students realize their dreams of teaching Capoeira. As a dedicated father of two, he has started an after-school program at the academy to involve children in positive and healthy activities from an early age.
Professor Girino frequently participates in community, educational and cultural events, as well as outreach programs for at-risk youth and tries to share his love of Capoeira with those around him, hoping it will inspire them to improve their lives the way it helped improved his.