I have been training Capoeira with Joey for four months now. I came to his academy with a few years under my belt and I have grown more in this short time with him than with most of my previous teachers. I have gained strength and flexibility and most of all my movement has become more natural and fluid. I really appreciate how Joey is able to break big or complex movements down into smaller steps that are attainable. Before you know it, you will comfortably be doing no-handed cartwheels and handstand spins! Joey is a great teacher because he is considerate and aware of what it takes to dedicate yourself to a martial art; He is a life-long disciple of Eastern and Western martial arts and this contributes to his success as a teacher. I am really happy to have found a place where I can feel comfortable, challenged, and train. I am looking forward to the years to come.