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The Bay Area Martial Arts Podcast

Aug 21, 2018

If you’re anything like Wade, you’ve heard of Capoeira — but if you’re honest, you probably don’t know a ton. Wade’s guest, Armando Ibarra, will help you get that much more familiar with all things Capoeira in today’s episode. He talks about the history of it, what makes it so unique, as well as his own journey in it from 13 years old to professional practitioner.


Armando teaches Capoeira in San Francisco and has a long history of martial arts, it having been instilled in him from a young age. He started Karate when he was only four years old and got introduced to Capoeira in middle school — and has never looked back since. Tune in to hear all about his journey!


Key Takeaways:

[:40] About Wade’s guest today, Armando Ibarra.

[1:27] Wade welcomes Armando to the podcast.

[1:41] Armando’s background in the martial arts and how he got into Capoeira.

[4:26] Armando’s journey in Capoeira from 13 years old onward.

[6:07] The history of Capoeira.

[10:15] Armando’s journey to becoming a Capoeira practitioner.

[13:26] How training in the martial arts has transformed Armando personally and professionally.

[17:30] Where Armando sees Capoeira heading in the future.


Mentioned in this Episode:

Armando’s school: Omulu Capoeira (

Marcus “Lelo” Aurelio – Capoeira Knockout