Rod Penn: Professor Medusa started Capoeira in 1999 whilst teaching English in Tokyo, Japan.
Already addicted to Capoeira, Medusa came back to his University city of Norwich. At that time he was the only Capoeirista in his city, he started to run a small group and travel to the nearest group in Cambridge.
He founded the first group in Norwich, which has continued successfully until today.
In 2006, he organised and hosted the first official Capoeira event in Norwich, co-funded by the Arts Council.
In 2007, with Instructor Cascao taking over the Norwich group, He then created the first Capoeira group in Bali Indonesia, with his good friend Tarzan. Medusa still maintains close contact with his friends in Indonesia, supporting the growth and development of Capoeira there.
In 2008, Medusa joined with Mestre Papa Leguas to pursue Cordao De Ouro training and follow the structure of his Capoeira.
He then worked for 'Capoeira Communities' with Prof Cascao, delivering workshops of Capoeira in Primary and Secondary schools across Norfolk.
In 2010 he received the title of Instructor under Mestre Papa Leguas.
In 2011, Medusa spent a whole year living with Mestre Papa Leguas, training and traveling with him. Medusa has trained Capoeira in Brazil, Japan, Malaysia, East Timor, Singapore, Australia, France, Italy, Sweden, New Zealand, Greece, Spain, Holland, Nigeria and Russia.
Medusa received his Professor teacher's cord in January 2014 at the World famous Capoeirando event in Bahia, Brazil.
" After 15 years, I am still as passionate about Capoeira as ever. I see the extraordinary benefits it can bring people, through the physical and musical aspects, but also through the social interaction and positivity. It is a continuous challenge, there is always more to learn and more to experience, that's what keeps it fresh year after year. More than anything though, it is just so much fun."
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