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5 5 5 5 5
Lexington, KY
Apr 14, 2022

Dawn-Michelle has an inner strength that is rivaled by her physical strength both surprising given her petite stature. Her hands find every knot and nook and smooth out the muscles in a miraculous way. Her secret technique of resistance and release is a miracle. Trust her knowledge as she brings your body and soul back into alignment. I left smiling and serene and the effects lasted for days.

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Ray "Charuto"

Ray “Charuto” Jordan Jr. started his study of martial arts in 1994 at Kentucky State University under the tutelage of John “Shihan” Mason Jr. in the art of Che Lu. In 1996, Ray moved to Chicago, IL. and began training several martial arts disciplines including: Kung Fu, Taekwondo, Miyama Ryu Jujutsu and his current art, capoeira under the instruction of, Mestra Marisa Cordeiro with the group Gingarte Capoeira. In 1999 Ray returned to Kentucky State University with his knowledge of capoeira and other martial arts and was a founding member of the Chi’Hoon All Powers Martial Arts Group on the campus while continuing his training with Gingarte. In 2003 Ray joined Cordão De Ouro under the instruction of Instructor Antonio “Baiano” Lipscomb of Cordão De Ouro Champaign, Il. and earned both his capoeira apelido (nickname) of “Charuto”, and first cordão in capoeira through Mestre Denis of Cordão De Ouro in Champaign. Il.

Upon graduating Kentucky State University in 2004, Ray moved to Nashville, TN. where he earned both the rank of 1st degree Black Belt and instructor in Wado Ryu Karate through David Deaton Karate Studios, the fifth largest martial arts school in the United States, in under one year. Within that year Ray also earned Teacher of the Year honors. The following year, Ray earned his second-degree black belt in Karate.

After returning to KY in 2006, Ray specifically trained and taught Cordão De Ouro capoeira in the Lexington area while climbing to the ranks of Instructor under the tutelage of Mestre Muriel Ribeiro of Atlanta, GA. “Charuto” has taught capoeira at several universities including Kentucky State University, Midway University and the University of Kentucky. He has also held classes at Four Seasons Martial Arts in Lexington, KY. Currently, “Charuto” practices and teaches the art of capoeira at the Urban Ninja Project of Lexington, KY where he continues to learn and disseminate the art of capoeira.


Wednesday
8:00
 
9:00
PM Capoeira
Thursday
7:00
 
9:00
PM Capoeira
Saturday
9:00
 
10:30
AM Capoeira

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Featured review

Featured review
5 5 5 5 5
Lexington, KY
Apr 14, 2022

Dawn-Michelle has an inner strength that is rivaled by her physical strength both surprising given her petite stature. Her hands find every knot and nook and smooth out the muscles in a miraculous way. Her secret technique of resistance and release is a miracle. Trust her knowledge as she brings your body and soul back into alignment. I left smiling and serene and the effects lasted for days.

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