I've chosen this one specially, as it's the first Friday roda post, and it features four capoeira instructors who are all very important, inspirational and dear to me:
Mestre Ray, who founded Oficina da Capoeira, and with whom I have been fortunate enough to train with on a few occasions, including in Brazil.
Mestrando Primo who introduced me to capoeira in the summer of 2008, and Graduado Nego Lua (playing the berimbau in the middle), who came to the UK in 2009, and have both been my main capoeira instructors, and have also become friends.
Lastly, Professor Neguinho who has supported Oficina in the UK for many years and teaches capoeira in Belgium, and has been another big influence on my capoeira.
It was also filmed at the 4th International Capoeira Festival in Cheltenham (the 8th Festival is a month away), so the background has many other friends too, but there is not enough space to list them all!