Qualifications: Certified as a Capoeira Martial Arts Instructor by he Brazilian Martial Arts Association.
Personal History: Before Capoeira became mainstream, I was recognized early as having special abilities in this martial art. I started training Capoeira at the ages of 9. From there, I became a professor at age 17. I grew up in a small town in Brazil so I was able to physically explore nature first hand -- climbing mango trees, swimming in rivers, diving off bridges, etc. Since Capoeira is derived from the movements of nature and animals, I was able to incorporate those physical challenges into my training.
Workout Philosophy: To balance all thoughts and all things is a great work of peace for yourself -- keep working out.
Sucess Story: From Suheila Moummar Beath in Malibu: "After four kids and 70 pounds of weight loss, I'm back to my model self. I was working with Eric four times per week. I went to a party and all my friends wanted the body I had."