professora Framboesa Starting her Capoeira journey in 1990, Professora Framboesa (Lilia Cristina Ferreira) from Brazil, first trained under Mestre Charme and later with Mestre Capixaba, who was a direct student of the renowned Mestre Camisa.
While pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education from Salgado de Oliveira University, she also became a recognized Capoeira champion competitor in her native country. As a female Capoeira competitor, she won major consecutive championships in the Women’s Division and was vice-champion against men in a general competition in 1998 and 1999.
For more than 20 years, she has been actively involved in teaching and preserving Capoeira in the city of Goiania, in the state of Goias, while also traveling extensively to promote, teach, and spread the doctrine of Capoeira and physical education in general.
Apart from her teaching and traveling activities, Professora Framboesa writes and publishes numerous articles promoting Capoeira as an integral component of Brazilian physical education and national culture. In recognition of her achievements, she was honored as the 5th recipient of the Honored Women’s Pugilist Division of the World Pugilist Hall of Fame in 2016.