He is the mestre of Associação Kadara Capoeira. With more than 30 years of capoeira, he has visited many countries to spread the art. For his students, he is a strict but also patient teacher, who pushes his students to be their best. For the teachers and students in Kadara Capoeira, he is more than a mestre. He is also a father figure, a brother, a true friend. He is indeed a person with integrity who leads with compassion, who seeks to contribute for a better world through the art of capoeira.
Capoeira entered my life even before I entered the world. I, Alessandro Gomes de Reis, was born in November 1974 but those close to me say that the tiny Mestre (Master) Cicatriz was doing ginga in the womb long before that. I can’t remember that far back, but I probably enjoyed the echoes of the atabaque and the berimbau just as much as my pregnant mother’s habit of watching rodas that my older brother participated.