Mestranda Edna Lima chats about Capoeira during Black History Month and Carnival

Mestranda Edna Lima became the first female Mestra in 1981 for Capoeira as well as receiving her Black Belt in Karate. She has gone on to develop her school in New York named after the style of Capoeira she practices, ABADÁ Capoeira. During Black History Month, Lima put together a series of workshops that concluded with a tournament,  the Copa Mestre Bimba Awards as well as a celebration entitled, Batizado. Watch the interview below with Edna Lima as she discusses the origins of Capoeira as dance and martial arts,  as well as the founder of the style of Capoeira, Mestre Bimba who’s anniversary of his passing was February 5th. Visit or for more info.