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The Charlotte Capoeira Center is led by 1º Instrutor Ron "Pantera" Coleman. He began his Capoeira tutelage under Professor Giratorio from Capoeira Angola Outer Banks. 

Pantera first learned about Capoeira as a child from the videogame Tekken 3. He was mesmerized while playing as Eddy Gordo, and from then on, he knew that Capoeira would be something that would be an important part of his life.

Outside of Capoeira Angola Palmares, Pantera works as a technical writer for a telecom software company, and he also has a photography business named Shots Fired. He trains many forms of martial arts, including Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan Karate, Muay Thai, boxing, and he is a blue belt in the Pedro Sauer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association. He enjoys the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, being a Freemason in a local Masonic lodge, being a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., going to conventions, learning foreign languages, singing, playing guitar and piano, collecting Funko Pops, WWE, UFC, reading, writing, and cooking.


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