Capoeira Senzala Penang Malaysia!

Starting from September 2012 we are training at a New studio!

Capoeira in Penang, MALAYSIA!

Check out Capoeira Senzala in Penang, Malaysia

Capoeira Workshop February 2012 by Professor Parabolica

The picture of Capoeira Workshop conducted by Professor Parabolica

Acrobatics in Capoeira

Some of the acrobatic moves in Capoeira

Kids Training Classes

Even kids can participate in Capoeira

Friday, November 7, 2014

Senzala 1° Batizado & Entrega de Cordas 14-16 Nov 2014 (Bacolod/Penang)

Friends, the event that you have been anticipating is happening in exactly a week's time! A hora e essa!

Capoeira Grupo Senzala under the direction of Contra-Mestre Parabolica is organising our batizado and entrega de cords event this November 14-16, 2014 in Bacolod, Philippines. 

This will be the 2nd even for Senzala Penang, and the very 1st batizado for Senzala Philippines.

Seven students from Malaysia will be attending this event in Bacolod, including Cavalo, Destraido, Grilo, Kamikaze, Mariposa and Xiu Yu. It is also an exciting time as many of us students from Penang and Bacolod will be meeting for the first time for some capoeira fun and exchanges.

We are also blessed to have this opportunity to meet a co-founder of Grupo Senzala, Mestre Itamar, and of course his student (and our Mestre), Mestre Elias. We hope to gain as much as we can from the event next week and hope that we can continue to build our knowledge in capoeira and contribute in return.

We are also excited to meet the guest teachers at the event as well: Contra-Mestre Braulio, Professor Pitbull and Professor Soldado.

Vamos vadiar e boa sorte, camaradas!

For more details, check out:
Facebook Events Page

Organisation: Contra-Mestre Parabolica
Direction: Mestre Elias

Confirmed Guests:
- Mestre Itamar (Grupo Senzala - Brazil)
- Contra-Mestre Braulio (Cordao de Ouro - Malaysia)
- Professor Pitbull (Grupo Senzala - Singapore)
- Professor Soldado (Capoeira Camara - Malaysia)


Monday, June 23, 2014


To All Capoeiristas!

Contra-Mestre Parabolica is back! 

Capoeira Grupo Senzala Penang invites you to join our regular workshop with our teacher, Contra-Mestre Parabolica, who is currently based in Bacolod, Philippines. 

Contra Mestre Parabolica Workshop 2014

The workshop dates are:
July 3 (Thurs) 8pm - 10pm
July 5 (Sat) 9am - 12pm
July 6 (Sun) 9am - 12pm

Fees: RM80

The event is open to all capoeiristas irrespective of group or level in capoeira! Just come and enjoy!

For more details, do contact us at More information will be posted here or on our Facebook group:


Monday, August 5, 2013


YES, finally Professor Parabolica is now Contra-Mestre Parabolica!

Congratulation to Contra-Mestre Parabolica for getting his new Brown(Marrom) Corda, the second highest next to a Mestre ranking.

Now in the Southeast Asia region we have a Senzala Contra-Mestre Parabolica here, our Capoeira Penang and Capoeira Bacolod teacher!

The following are some of the photos of Contra-Mestre Parabolica from the Senzala 50 years event in Brazil:

Contra-Mestre Parabolica and Contra-Mestre Mark York of Senzala

Contra-Mestre Teixeira and Contra-Mestre Parabolica of Senzala 

Mestre Elias and his students

Mestre Elias and his students 2


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Senzala St Germaine Batizado 2012 Videos

Hi everyone,

Here are some online videos I found of CM Banana's 2012 Batizado in St Germaine en Laye.

This was the one Professor Parabolica attended - and you can find him in the videos! Our mestre, Mestre Elias, along with other teachers in Senzala were also present at the event.

In this video, Prof Parabolica is playing the berimbau while CM Banana guides everyone in singing. Do you remember the song he is teaching, which Prof Parabolica taught us in one of our workshops? :)

Also check out this other video of the senior students from the same event!:

Comment on what you see!



Sunday, February 24, 2013

Interesting Capoeira Promo Video

Interesting Capoeira Promo video: World Championship on Sport Capoeira


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Happy Chinese New Year 2013!

To All,

Capoeira Senzala Penang wish you Happy Chinese New Year 2013! May you all enjoy a happy gathering with your loved ones, family and friends.




Friday, January 25, 2013

Thursday Morning Beach Training Session!

It is Thursday(25 January 2013) morning, and it's a public holiday so we have decided to head to the beach to do some training.

The guys at training! lol
Overall the training was fun, Sam got his Xango and Palito is getting there too. Grilo and Destraido also got their Macaco, seems like training on the beach benefits all of us.

I found this picture of Sam kinda doing some wrestle moves on Grilo, maybe this is the reason why Grilo sprained his shoulder(Just kidding). Haha.
LoL at Sam

We will see you guys on beach again! Axe Capoeira Penang!


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Obrigado Instrutor Abelha! - Training in January 2013

Hi everyone!

It was great to start the new year with a visit from another member of the Senzala family - Instrutor Abelha. We would like to thank him and his family for taking time off to Penang just to meet us!

Instrutor Abelha and family in Penang

It was great to see each other again since we last met in 2009's Batizado, and this definitely won't be the last time!

It was also a wonderful opportunity to meet another teacher of Mestre Elias who is just as inspiring and encouraging! We will always remember your advice to foster our passion in capoeira and to train in the ways that we can. Capoeira after all is not only about movements or acrobatics. Even meeting to discuss about capoeira or reading about it is part of training, right?

Destraido & his wife, Joselyn, chatting with Instrutor Abelha

Also, the introduction to aspects of capoeira such as music, several sequences and movements during the special Saturday training was extremely helpful and supplemented our learning under Professor Parabolica.

Destraido and Instrutor Abelha after a good training

We are very happy to have you here and we anticipate the next class and collaboration!

We would also like to thank all friends who came for the training with Instrutor Abelha and also for the dinners with him and his family! Thank you also to Liso and Rosinha's friends for joining in and taking Instrutor Abelha and family around our beautiful Georgetown. Kamsiah!

Makan time (and entertainment!) welcoming Instrutor Abelha & family to Penang with Cavalho, Liso, Rosinha & father

Good dinner and conversations at a homey place!: 
Liso, Rosinha, Destraido, Joselyn, Instrutor Abelha & family

Join us for more classes and find out about our future trainings and keep the positive energy flowing in the grupo, camaradas! Viva la Senzala!

Enjoy the photos and have a good year ahead! Axe!

Trying out popular local drinks and food while in Penang!

 Liso and Instrutor's daughter, Elisa, while visiting Georgetown clanhouses or 'kongsi'

 Instrutor Abelha's wife, Vanessa, and Elisa, all smiles

Stopping by and discovering Penang childhood games and more in a small shophouse with Gowri, Rosinha's friend

 Walking about Georgetown is always fun especially with good company!

And of course capoeira is always on the mind - Elisa starting out early

David, Rosinha's friend, also joins in

Confuso and Instrutor Abelha after the Saturday training

Kamikaze and Instrutor Abelha giving the thumbs-up

Instrutor with a new student!

Muito obrigado guys! See you next training!



Capoeira in Fifa Ballon D'or 2013

Hey guys,

This is the Fifa Ballon D'or 2013 held yesterday where Lionel Messi won his fourth consecutive Fifa World Player of the year.

The Award Ceremony featured a Capoeira performance in it, which is pretty awesome. What's even exciting is our very own Senzala Contra-Mestre, Contra-Mestre Xuxa is one of the Capoeira performer in it.

Be proud of the Senzala logo you are wearing!

Capoeira in Fifa Ballon D'or 2013

Contra Mestre Xuxa(Left-hand side of Mestre Elias)



Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Instructor Abelha from Senzala is Coming to Town!

Good news guys,

Instructor Abelha

Instructor Abelha from Grupo Senzala in France is coming to Penang this Thusday(3rd January 2013). Instructor Abelha is a student of Professor Mark York(Son of Mestre Elias), he has a Blue corda(Instructor Ranking) in Grupo Senzala.

Instructor Abelha with his friend

Instructor Abelha joined us in our first Batizado back in 2009 together with his brother Instructor Arara and Mestre Elias. 

With over 14 years of experience in Capoeira, this is a training session that you guys don't want to miss it.

We will have training together with Instructor on Saturday(5th January 2013) at 9.30am. Please NOTE that the Sunday training this week is CANCELLED because we have moved the training session to Saturday instead.

We welcome all the members and new people to train with us!

Here are some of the photos of Instructor in action:

See you all this Saturday!