Capoeira saved Alex's life. Growing up in Brazil's second most populated city, Rio de Janeiro, exposed a teenage Alex to abject poverty, street crime and fights.
He discovered Capoeira, Brazilian martial arts - a fusion of dance, acrobatics, gymnastics and music - and the rest was history. Alex was recruited as a Capoeirista which provided him the opportunity to travel to Puerto Rico and later springboard to New York.
In 2011 he left the Big Apple and made his way to Abu Dhabi. Alex has been teaching Capoeira since and has attracted many devotees, young and old to this dynamic and transformative practice.