Associação Brasileira de Apoio e Desenvolvimento da Arte – Capoeira

Mestre Cobra

Mestre Cobra pratica capoeira desde 1981. Atualmente reside e ministra aulas no Rio de Janeiro e coordena as atividades da Abadá-capoeira na Região Sul.
Antonio Marcelo Rodrigues Trinade nasceu em Amparo, cidade próxima a Campinas no interior de São Paulo, no dia 18 de Novembro de 1963. O seu primeiro contato com a capoeira foi na adolescência, aos 15 anos, quando junto a amigos costumava assistir às rodas da cidade. Notando o seu interesse, convidaram-no para freqüentar os treinos numa academia local onde conheceu Mestre Carlão.
Irmão mais velho de uma família de quatro filhos, aos 16 anos Cobra já trabalhava para ajudar no sustento da casa. Ao fim do dia na tecelagem, ia direto para os treinos. Treinava diariamente e se tornou um dos mais dedicados alunos de Carlão.
Foi a capoeira que o ajudou a superar um dos momentos mais tristes da sua vida: a morte prematura de sua mãe, quando ele tinha 16 anos. A família passou por momentos difíceis, com a separação dos irmãos, enquanto o pai, que era caixeiro-viajante, reorganizava a estrutura familiar.
Treinou durante seis anos em Amparo, sempre ouvindo as histórias dos grandes capoeiristas e da capoeira do Rio de Janeiro. Mestre Carlão sempre falava de Mestre Camisa, não só pelo seu jogo, que era lendário em todo o Brasil, mas também da sua personalidade, do seu trabalho e da sua preocupação com o rumo da capoeira. Essas conversas despertaram o interesse de Cobra em ir ao Rio de Janeiro conhecê-lo.
Entretanto, numa viagem ao Acre, para o Batizado de Mestre Rodolfo, que era Mestre de Mestre Carlão, Cobra conheceu Mestre Camisa e lhe perguntou se poderia ir ao Rio fazer um treino. Camisa concordou. Nesta altura, Cobra, que já ensinava capoeira em Amparo, mesmo com dificuldades financeiras, começou a economizar para a viagem ao Rio.
Em Dezembro de 1984, Cobra chegou ao Rio com dinheiro contado, apenas para a viagem, para assistir a uma aula de Mestre Camisa e voltar no dia seguinte para Amparo. Chegando à Associação, foi informado que Mestre Camisa estava no Circo Voador, organizando o I Encontro Nacional de Capoeira. Indo ao Circo, encontrou Mestre Rodolfo que lhe disse ser muito importante ele participar daquele evento.
Após isso, Cobra passou a treinar no Rio todos os meses, de 1985 a 1986. Ficava uma semana na Associação, em Botafogo, onde treinava diariamente das 16h às 18h, com Mestre Camisa, e das 19h às 22h, com Mestre Caio, e depois voltava para São Paulo. Em 1987, decidiu mudar-se definitivamente para o Rio.
Comunicou a sua decisão a Mestre Carlão e escreveu a Camisa. Numa conversa telefônica, Carlão pediu a Camisa que acolhesse e ajudasse aquele rapaz, que ele seria uma boa pessoa para se ter ao lado. Assim foi feito. Camisa ofereceu-lhe um quartinho na associação onde o Mestre dava aulas.
Cobra iniciou o seu caminho e aprimoramento técnico e profissional. Começou a trabalhar em projetos sociais elaborados por Mestre Camisa e se manteve ao seu lado ao longo do processo de desenvolvimento da Abadá-Capoeira, em 1988. Assim como a associação cresceu ao longo dos anos, também aumentou a popularidade de Mestre Cobra, passando a ser reconhecido como um dos capoeiristas mais técnicos no Rio.
Cobra passou a viajar para ministrar workshops e seminários em todo o mundo e em 1993 recebeu a corda vermelha de Mestrando da Abadá-Capoeira. Em 2005, Cobra foi reconhecido Mestre da Abadá-Capoeira.
Mestre Cobra tem ensinado capoeira a centenas de alunos e é uma figura essencial no crescimento da Abadá-capoeira.”

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Mestre Cobra has practiced capoeira since 1981. He currently resides and teaches in Rio de Janeiro, and coordinates the activities of Abada-Capoeira in the South Region.
Antonio Marcelo Rodrigues Trinade was born in Amparo, a city near Campinas in São Paulo, on November 18, 1963. His first contact with capoeira was at the age of 15, when together with friends he used to watch the rodas of the city. Noting their interest, they invited him to attend the training in a local gym where he met Master Carlão.
Older brother of a family of four, at 16 years Cobra was already working to help support the house. At the end of the day in the textile factory, he used to go straight to training. He trained every day and became one of the most dedicated students of Master Carlão.
It was capoeira that helped him overcome one of the saddest moments of his life: the early death of his mother when he was 16. The family went through difficult times, with the separation of the brothers, while his father, who was a travelling salesman, was reorganizing the family structure.
He trained for six years in Amparo, always hearing stories of the great capoeira and capoeiristas of Rio de Janeiro. Master Carlão was always speaking about Mestre Camisa, not only because of his game, which was legendary in Brazil, but also because of his personality, his work and his concern with the direction of capoeira. These conversations sparked the interest of Cobra to go to Rio de Janeiro to meet him.
Meanwhile, during a trip to Acre, for the batizado of Master Rodolfo, who was Master of Master Carlão, Cobra met Mestre Camisa and asked him the possibility to go to Rio to do a workout. Camisa agreed. At this point, Cobra, who was teaching capoeira in Amparo, even with financial difficulties, began saving money for the trip to Rio.
In December 1984, Cobra arrived in Rio with money counted, just for the return ticket, to attend a class of Mestre Camisa and return back home to Amparo the very next day. Arriving at the Association was informed that Mestre Camisa was at the Circo Voador organizing the First National Meeting of Capoeira. Going to the Circo, he met Master Rodolfo who told him that participating to that event would have been very important.
After that, Cobra began training in Rio every month from 1985 to 1986. He used to stay one week in the Association, in Botafogo, where he was training daily from 16:00 to 18:00 with Mestre Camisa, and from 19:00 to 22:00 with Master Billy, and then he used to return to Sao Paulo. In 1987, he decided to move permanently to Rio.
Announced its decision to Master Carlão and wrote to Camisa. In a telephone conversation, Carlão asked to Camisa to support and to help that boy, as he would have been a good person to work with. And he did. Camisa offered him a small room in the Association where the Master was teaching.
Cobra began his path and improved his technical and professional skills. He began working in social projects developed by Mestre Camisa and remained by his side throughout the development process of Abada-Capoeira in 1988. As the association grew over the years, so did the popularity of Mestre Cobra, recognized as one of the more technical capoeirista in Rio.
Cobra began to travel to teach in workshops and in seminars around the world and in 1993 he received the red string of the Mestrando of the Abada-Capoeira. In 2005, Cobra was recognized Master of Abada-Capoeira.
Mestre Cobra has been teaching capoeira to hundreds of students. Nowadays he is an essential figure in the growth of Abada-Capoeira.

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Ο Mestre Cobra ασχολείται με την Ccapoeira από το 1981.Επί του παρόντος, κατοικεί και διδάσκει στο Ρίο ντε Τζανέιρο και συντονίζει τις δραστηριότητες της Abadá Capoeira στη Νότια Περιφέρεια. Ο Antonio Marcelo Rodrigues Trinade γεννήθηκε στο Amparo, μία πόλη κοντά στο Σάο Πάολο στις 18 Νοεμβρίου 1963. Η πρώτη του επαφή με την Capoeira ήταν στην ηλικία των 15, όταν μαζί με φίλους του παρακολουθούσαν rodas στην πόλη. Προσέχοντας το ενδιαφέρον τους, τον κάλεσαν να παρακολουθήσει την προπόνηση στο τοπικό γυμναστήριο όπου συνάντησε τον Master Carlão.
Μεγαλύτερος γιος τετραμελούς οικογένειας, στην ηλικία των 16, ο Cobra δούλευε ήδη για να βοηθήσει το σπίτι του. Στο τέλος της ημέρας στο εργοστάσιο κλωστοϋφαντουργίας, πήγαινε απευθείας στην προπόνηση. Έκανε προπόνηση κάθε μέρα και έγινε ένας από τους πιο αφοσιωμένους μαθητές του Master Carlão. Η Capoeira τον βοήθησε να ξεπεράσει μια από τις πιο δύσκολες στιγμές της ζωής του: τον πρώιμο θάνατο της μητέρας του όταν ήταν μόλις 16. Η οικογένεια πέρασε δύσκολες στιγμές με τον χωρισμό των αδερφών ενώ ο πατέρας, ο οποίος ήταν ένας περιπλανώμενος πωλητής, προσπαθούσε να αναδιοργανώσει τη δομή της οικογένειας.
Προπονήθηκε για έξι χρόνια στο Amparo, ακούγοντας πάντα ιστορίες για τη σπουδαία Capoeira και τους capoeiristas του Ρίο ντε Τζανέιρο. Ο Master Carlão μιλούσε πάντα για τον Mestre Camisa, όχι μόνο εξαιτίας του παιχνιδιού του, το οποίο ήταν θρυλικό στη Βραζιλία, αλλά και για την προσωπικότητα του, τη δουλειά του και την ανησυχία του σχετικά με την πορεία της Capoeira. Αυτές οι συζητήσεις προκάλεσαν το ενδιαφέρον του Cobra να πάει στο Ρίο ντε Τζανέιρο να τον συναντήσει.
Εν τω μεταξύ, κατά τη διάρκεια ενός ταξιδιού στην Acra για το batizado του Master Rodolfo, ο οποίος ήταν ο Master του Master Carlão, ο Cobra συνάντησε τον Mestre Camisa και τον ρώτησε για τη δυνατότητα να πάει στο Ρίο να κάνει μια δοκιμή. Ο Camisa συμφώνησε. Εκείνη τη στιγμή, ο Cobra, ο οποίος δίδασκε Capoeira στο Amparo, ακόμα και με οικονομικές δυσκολίες, άρχισε να εξοικονομεί χρήματα για το ταξίδι του στο Ρίο.
Τον Δεκέμβριο του 1984, ο Cobra έφτασε στο Ρίο, με τα χρήματα του να φτάνουν μόνο για το εισιτήριο της επιστροφής, για να παρακολουθήσει ένα μάθημα του Mestre Camisa και να επιστρέψει πίσω στο Amparo την επόμενη μέρα. Όταν έφτασε στον Σύνδεσμο, ενημερώθηκε ότι ο Mestre Camisa ήταν στο Circo Voador για την οργάνωση της Πρώτης Εθνικής Συνάντησης Capoeira. Πηγαίνοντας στο Circo, συνάντησε τον Mater Rodolfo ο οποίος του είπε ότι η συμμετοχή σε εκείνο το γεγονός θα ήταν πολύ σημαντική.
Έκτοτε, ο Cobra άρχισε να προπονείται στο Ρίο κάθε μήνα από το 1985 έως το 1986. Έμενε συνήθως μια βδομάδα στον Σύνδεσμο, στο Botafogo, όπου προπονείτο από τις 16:00 έως τις 18:00 με τον Mestre Camisa και από τις 19:00 έως τις 22:00 με τον Master Billy, και έπειτα επέστρεφε στο Σάο Πάολο. Το 1987, αποφάσισε να μετακομίσει μόνιμα στο Ρίο.
Ανακοίνωσε την απόφαση του στον Master Carlão και έγραψε στον Camisa. Σε μια τηλεφωνική συζήτηση, ο Carlão ζήτησε από τον Camisa να υποστηρίξει και να βοηθήσει εκείνο το αγόρι καθώς θα ήταν ένα καλό άτομο για να δουλέψει μαζί του. Όπως και έκανε. Ο Camisa του πρόσφερε ένα μικρό δωμάτιο στον Σύνδεσμο όπου δίδασκε ο Master.
Ο Cobra ξεκίνησε την πορεία του και βελτίωσε τις τεχνικές και επαγγελματικές του ικανότητες. Άρχισε να δουλεύει κοινωνικά προγράμματα που αναπτύχθηκαν τον Mestre Camisa και παρέμεινε δίπλα του καθ’ όλη τη διαδικασία ανάπτυξης της Abadá Capoeira το 1988. Καθώς με τα χρόνια μεγάλωνε ο σύνδεσμος, το ίδιο γινόταν και με τη δημοτικότητα του Mestre Cobra, ο οποίος θεωρείτο ως ο πιο τεχνικός capoeirista στο Ρίο.
Ο Cobra άρχισε να ταξιδεύει για να διδάσκει σε εργαστήρια και σεμινάρια σε ολόκληρο τον κόσμο και το 1993, παρέλαβε το κόκκινο κορδόνι του Mestrando της Abadá Capoeira. Το 2005, ο Cobra αναγνωρίστηκε ως Master της Abadá Capoeira.
Ο Mestre Cobra έχει διδάξει Capoeira σε εκατοντάδες μαθητών. Στις μέρες μας, αποτελεί μια θεμελιώδη προσωπικότητα της Abadá Capoeira.

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