Aniefre Essien

Aniefre Essien, aka Tartaruga, started teaching capoeira to at-risk youth in Oakland, California, in 1988. Since then he has studied with Mestres Russo, Ralil, and Joao Pequeno. A three-time gold medal winner at the Copa des Americas, and the editor of Mestre Preguica's book "Capoeira: The Art of Survival, "he lives in Oakland, CA.

Aniefre Essien's Featured Books