Kadara Capoeira Canada is a capoeira academy based in Scarborough, on the east side of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Mestrando Soquete runs classes daily in our full time academy that was opened in 2017. He is dedicated to teaching and sharing capoeira as a mechanism to educate, empower and inspire his students to grow, both in the art and in life.

Kadara Capoeira Canada was launched on December 21 2013  under the guidance of Mestre Cicatriz, the President and founder of Associação Kadara Capoeira Internacional and has continued to grow.

Associação Kadara Capoeira is an international capoeira school led by Mestre Cicatriz, based in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Kadara Has branches in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines.

After 30 years of experience in the art of Capoeira, Mestre Cicatriz decided to found his own group in the world of Capoeira with the help of Mestre Lotar, his mestre, who supported him and gave him the inspiration for the name of the new group. Associação Kadara Capoeira was founded on August 13, 2013, based on the values of unity, respect and tradition of this art. The name came up because of the importance of Capoeira in the lives of Mestre Cicatriz and Metre Lotar. Kadara means destiny and simplicity (it comes from the languege of the yoruba poeple in Africa). This powerful word inspired the logo of the group that has movement and colour symbolizing earth, fire and air. These three elements of nature show the strength that this new generation of the Kadara capoeirista has.

Vision: A harmonious multicultural community where every person has the opportunity to develop one’s full potential, enabling one to contribute positively to the society at large.

Mission: Associação Kadara Capoeira believes in applying capoeira and other Brazilian art forms as a means for people to have physical, intellectual, emotional and social development, in an environment of tolerance, togetherness, interaction and respect, as well as, appreciation for one another.

Values: Integrity, responsibility, compassion, respect, cooperation and understanding.


  • To use capoeira and other elements of Brazilian culture to inspire and empower students.
  • To create a healthy environment conducive for personal and social growth, resulting in responsible, confident, caring and productive human beings.
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