Mestre Efraim Silva is a Capoeira instructor born in Brazil, now living and teaching in Connecticut.
Mestre Efraim Silva – Episode 116
It doesn’t really matter today how much crying, and how sorry I felt, and how much I missed everything I left behind. What matters to me today is I got what I wanted just because I did not quit.
As with a number of our guests, it was from a news article that we first learned of Mestre Efraim Silva. Native to Brazil, Mestre Silva has been living in Connecticut for a number of years and has been spreading Capoeira throughout New England via his school. It took us some time to find a day to record as he’s very much in demand teaching seminars throughout the United States.
It was, to be blunt, very much worth the wait. Mestre Efraim talks of his early challenges in Brazil, his struggles to open a school here in the US and the positive changes he has had in the lives of his students. It’s a powerful episode and one that may leave you feeling inspired and, at times, overwhelmed. It certainly did for me. Enjoy.
Actor – Steven Seagal
You can find Mestre Efraim’s website here. From there you can find information on class times and how to contact him.
You can watch video below of the World Capoeira Championship, which should give you an idea of the way Capoeira competition is handled.