I started training capoeira in Příbor at the age of 15 under coach Luboš “Xerifo” Chodura. We trained in an unassociated group called Graduado.
Then I moved to Kopřivnice and continued training in Grupo Candeias under Dana Škárka. My first Brazilian teacher was Mestre Sazuki.
I had to have a break for 2 years due to a dislocated hip. I was afraid to return to the group after such a long time. And then Xerife offered me to teach children. So I went for it and trained the kids for about 2 years.
At the time, Professor Michael appeared and welcomed me in the Grupo Cordão de Ouro. I reached under his supervision the Graduado grade and I am still training with him.