Thank you to all those who came out to support and take part in Capoeira Ijexa‘s 2013 Kids Batizado on May 4, 2013 at ODC Dance Commons. It was a huge success. About 60 or so children earned their belts and played in front of a packed house for the whole community to see; uninhibited and fearless. Out of those 60 students, 22 of Coach Jarrel “Chumbinho” Phillips and Coach Pända Deda AcroSports youth capoeira students received their belts. Other participants included students of Capoeira Ijexa Pacifica and Project Commotion.

Enjoy some of these amazing photos.

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Photos by Africano Fotografio/AVE

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