Professor Marcus Cabeça comes from the city of Sao Paulo and has been training Capoeira for over 20 years. He started Capoeira in Sao Paolo with Mestre Eddy Murphy and the group Maculele and later joined Mestre Eddy Murphy to begin training with Grupo Axé Capoeira.
In 2002, Professor Marcus Cabeça moved to London to meet with the Capoeira community, and trained in the various schools and styles available. At the end of 2005 following the instruction of Mestre Eddy Murphy and with the permission of Mestre Barrão, he began to prepare himself for teaching Capoeira in London.
Over the years Professor Marcus Cabeça has become a prominent figure in the Capoeira Community, both in the UK and Brazil, and has made a significant impact in the local communities of Kingston and London.
His work as a teacher has been greatly recognised and has led to him being:
- Appointed one of London's Top 10 Sports Coaches (London Sports Awards 2014 - Sponsored by Gillette).
- Awarded the Eileen Gray Trophy by Kingston Council (2010 & 2015).
- Receiving Coach of the Year by Kingston University.
Outside of his Capoeira school, Professor Marcus Cabeça has been lending his Martial Arts expertise to a number of organisations and upcoming films. Recently he has been working with Sky TV teaching Capoeira classes to their staff members. He has trained Octavia-Selena Alexandru for her role in the 'Assassin's Creed' film, and trained four cast members from the new Star Wars films. Furthermore, he was the main organiser of the Capoeira demonstration at the 2012 Paralympics Flag Handover Ceremony and at Brazil Day 2016 in Trafalgar Square, London.
For those who have known Professor Marcus Cabeça since he first started training Capoeira know what Capoeira means to him today. It is through Capoeira that he found the strength to recover from his terrible motorbike accident, which left him critically injured and unable to train for several years, and it is in Capoeira that he finds the strength to get through the obstacles we all face in our everyday lives.
It is with this attitude that Professor Marcus Cabeça teaches his students the art of Capoeira, with discipline in a healthy and fun environment that shows them that Capoeira is more than just an exercise, as one of the biggest Capoeira Masters, Mestre Pastinha, said "Capoeira is everything the mouth eats!"