CAQ Charlotte was founded on August 25th, 2019, and it is the newest chapter of Capoeira Angola Quintal! We are overly enthused with this new chapter, and we can't wait for you to join our Capoeira group in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Charlotte Capoeira Center is led by Ron "Pantera" Coleman. He began his CAQ tutelage under Professor Giratorio from Capoeira Angola Outer Banks. From there, he was fortunate enough to meet and train with other members of CAQ, including Mestre Ombrinho. After witnessing Pantera's palpable dedication, fire, passion, and joy from simply being in the presence of the art, Mestre Ombrinho gave Pantera his blessing to start a chapter and teach in Roanoke, Virginia, and now, Charlotte, North Carolina.
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.
He regularly seeks knowledge from Mestre Ombrinho and enjoys every opportunity to train with other members and leaders of CAQ.
Outside of Capoeira Angola Quintal, Pantera works as a technical writer for a telecom company, and he also has a photography business called Shots Fired. He has trained 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, going to conventions, learning foreign languages, singing, playing guitar and piano, collecting Funko Pops, WWE, UFC, reading, writing, and cooking.