Professora Framboesa (Lilia Cristina Ferreira) of Brazil started her Capoeira journey in 1990. Her first instructor was Mestre Charme, then trained with Mestre Capixaba a direct student of the renowned Mestre Camisa.
Along the way, Professora Framboesa earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education from Salgado de Oliveira University and also became a recognized Capoeira champion competitor in her native country. She has won major consecutive Capoeira championships in the Women’s Division and was vice-champion being a female against men in a general competition in 1998 and 1999.
Furthermore, she has been actively involved in teaching and preserving her chosen art for more than 20 years in the city of Goiania in the state of Goias.
Professora Framboesa also travels extensively in her efforts to promote, teach, and spread the doctrine of Capoeira and physical education, in general.
When not involved in teaching or traveling, Professora Framboesa writes and publishes numerous articles promoting Capoeira as an integral component of Brazilian physical education and national culture.
In 2016 she was the5th recipient of the Honored Women’s Pugilist Division of the World Pugilist Hall of Fame.