The UCA(United Capoeira Association) was born of Mestres Acordeon's and Rã's desire to create an organization in which they could work together with similar philosophical ideals yet preserve their own identities. Today, some of their American students are already teaching capoeira in different locations under the umbrella of the UCA. Many capoeiristas have embraced the system of "groups" as the paradigm of a capoeira organization, a strategy which has been very positive for the growth of capoeira and for the survival of many.

          However, Mestre Acordeon comes from a time when the concept of group was yet to be developed. Therefore, we are not a group as is understood in the capoeira context nor are we interested in many chapters. We strive to have a small community of students that appreciate the collective work we try to develop with respect for all capoeira tendencies and approaches in Brazil and abroad.

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