About Instructor Caxixi


Harly Materan or more formerly known as Instructor “Caxixi” started Capoeira in 2001 in Caracas, Venezuela under the “Grupo Raizes do Brasil”. First captivated by the acrobatic movements involved in Capoeira, he joined the classes. There, Caxixi practiced for eight (8) years before changing to the group “Capoeira Brasil” under Instructor Guarana.

Traveling with the group to brazil in 2007 and 2008 Harly became fascinated with Capoeira even more. Capoeira Brasil Venezuela had their first “Batizado” during November 2011 bringing many guests from around the country and the world including Mestre Paulao as well as Mestre Kim – Fortaleza , Ceara, Brasil. Inspired by Mestre Kims’ methodology, movements and song Caxixi switched to train under Mestre Kim in December of 2017. Since 2012 Caxixi has been training students from Venezuela, Indiana and Oregon and currently resides in Indiana.


Throughout the years, Caxixi has attended multiple events in different countries such as Venezuela, Brazil and several states in the United States (Oregon, Washington St, California, Nevada, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois)

Today, “Caxixi” teaches classes in Westfield, Indiana at Aureli Dance Studio. Capoeira Brasil Indianapolis is continually growing and is dedicated to the unique, creative, and free-flowing art that is Capoeira.

Caxixi strives to help in the creation of positive environment with Capoeira, in which students are challenge and inspired to reach, train and help others to achieve new skills together so they can explore the potential that each practitioner could have, He is focused on the contribution to the health of our communities through the art of Capoeira, increase social interaction and make the difference in people’s life.

He wants to use Capoeira as a tool to bring its benefits and positive influence on our communities, among these benefits are:

  • Overcome shyness and introversion.

  • Help with self-esteem.

  • Improve self-confidence.

  • Fights anxiety.

  • Helps to enhance gross motor skills.

  • Prevents bullying with the participation, help and positive motivation among students.

  • And many more benefits… And much more

Join our class today and feel the experience of Capoeira yourself!