Lorem Dias was born in Brazil and as a teenager found his purpose as a Capoeirista. Lorem has been playing Capoeira for 21 years of which 15 have been teaching throughout Europe, South America, Africa and Asia. He moved to Australia in 2003 and brought with him a passion to make a difference in young people’s lives.
His professional breakthrough occurred in 2011 when he was recognized as a modern teacher of Benguela and was the first person to bring this technique and style of contemporary Capoeira to Australia. Lorem is in charge of the Centro Cultural Ìjúbà, which has affiliations all over the world and has been instrumental in developing Capoeira throughout Australia. He is a founding member of the Oz Capoeira Association (OCA) which runs events aimed at bringing the Australian Capoeira community together. He supports Rio street kids through his Capoeira School in Melbourne and works tirelessly to organize fundraising and awareness for the cause.
Music plays an important role in Capoeira and Lorem is a talented artist and composer. His debut Capoeira album “Mare de Luanda, Cantigas de Capoeira” was released in August 2012 to favorable reviews and he has featured on Fox Sports, radio stations and television commercials.
Lorem is a nationally certified personal trainer and has expertise in weight training, endurance training, boxing, polymeric training, gymnastics and rock climbing.