Professor Alemão

“Teaching is my job and my passion. My greatest achievement is seeing my students improve themselves through Capoeira.”


Walter Priori Friggi, known as Professor Alemão is the lead teacher of Capoeira CB in UK.

With more than 30 years in martial arts and more than 20 years of Capoeira, he’s a full time qualified martial arts and fitness instructor.

His career in capoeira has led him to travel a lot around Brazil and Europe, living his training as a great adventure.

Now he is currently teaching in England while continuing to supervise his academy in Italy, managed by its senior students.

Alemão is co-founder of il Nagual, one of the most important Italian Capoeira associations.

He is the founder and president of Arte Viva, a hybrid cultural and sports centre.

When Alemão is not teaching Capoeira he loves spending time with his son or cultivating his passion: the study of martial arts…

Other Info

Alemão is considered a highly competent and enthusiastic teacher with a proven ability to help people achieve their personal goals.

Gifted with a successful social empathy which helps understanding students’ needs and develop not only an achievable workout routine but also build social skills.

As a professional, Alemão is:

  • Fully DBS Checked
  • First Aid Trained
  • Fully Insured
Other Qualifications

Although Capoeira is his main activity, Alemão has also achieved the following Fitness certifications:

  • Gym Instructor Certification
  • Kettlebell Instructor Certification
  • Foam Roller Instructor Certification
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming for coaching Certification
  • Personal Trainer Certification (on-going)

and in Martial Arts:

  • Currently working as Instructor at the Xen-Do Martial Arts Schools
  • Systema Siberian Cossack Instructor
  • Italian Military Knife Fighting Instructor