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Young Martelo’s Capoeira Combo

By Jarrel “Chumbinho” Phillips Ari, a.k.a. Martelo (meaning “Hammer” in portuguese), has been training capoeira with me for three years since the age of four. He is now…

Capoeira Ijexa and Cloud 9 Tribe Perform at UniverSoul

On January 11, 2014, AVE founder, Jarrel “Chumbinho” Phillips performs with Mestre Urubu Malandro’s Capoeira Ijexa, Cloud 9 Tribe of All Tribes Zulu Nation and other students from…

Family Capoeira in 30 Seconds

Photos and Video Clip from Family Capoeira, Summer Session Week 3 By Christine Joy Ferrer/Eyes Opened Media

First Day of Family Capoeira

Prescott Circus Theatre: An Avenue of Access and Exploration

By Jarrel Phillips I was invited to join the Prescott Circus Theatre (PCT) troupe as acrobatics instructor while I was traveling in East Africa. I was so excited…

Access Via Exposure

"I’m on a constant journey to find myself, but I also want to help others find themselves. And when I say self, I mean purpose. AVE can mean a lot of thi...

Round 3: Into the Heart of East Africa

Thank You for Supporting the AVE Project 2012

By Christine Joy Ferrer Thank you to all our generous contributors, funders and supporters of the AVE Project 2012: Uganda, Tanzania, and Ethiopia, the next phase of the…

Enriching the Lives of the AcroSports Community through Capoeira

The ZSTC Project 2012 Short Film

“We Want the World to Know Who We Are,” the ZSTC Project short documentary, featured at the San Francisco Black Film Festival in June 2012. Filmed, Edited, and…

ZSTC Project

Zanzibar Stones Town Capoeira. “We Want the World to Know Who We Are.”

Chumbinho (Little Bullet)

Q&A with Jarrel Phillips