Kate Haber L.Ac. (“Pimenta”). Has been a student of martial arts since 2006. Her favorites are Northern Chinese Kung Fu, which she studied in Beijing with Joey and Capoeira which she still teaches today. What she finds appealing about both these arts is their ability to positively transform the practitioner from the inside out. She has been a Capoeirista since 2009 when she began her studies under Mestre Batata in Los Angeles. She likes to refer to capoeira as her 'martial arts soul food': it offers expedient fun, health and community. She runs a rich kids' capoeira program at Flying Tortoise in addition to managing the studio. Please visit Capoeira Besouro Oregon for more info.
Kate teaches capoeira to kids age 5-14. She stresses cooperation, strength building, safety and an open heart in her classes. Please visit Capoeira Besouro Oregon for more info.
"I love how kids feel the urge take capoeira out of the academy and into their neighborhoods. Capoeira inspires playfulness, challenges you and inspires growth physically as well as emotionally."