MORE THAN 30 YEARS IN THE COMMUNITY
New Wave is currently directed by Sensei Silas Pinto (Mestrando Tigri), Instrutor Artur Ribeiro (Skaru), and Shihan Fernando Fialho.
In 2015, New Wave celebrated its 30th anniversary by expanding into its own space under a new identity that reflects its current composition and focus, NEW WAVE MARTIAL ARTS AND FITNESS.
Throughout its transformations, one thing has remained the same – a sense of community, fellowship and commitment to excellence in the performing arts we offer.
One of the greatest strengths of New Wave is the instructors – each with distinct and diverse set of skills that allow for outreaching to a range of students with different personalities and learning styles.
New Wave was founded as a Shaolin Kempo Karate school in 1985 by Shihan Erik Kugel. The school has since expanded to an academy that offers several programs – ranging from the traditional art of Shaolin Kempo Karate, to the explosive Sanshou/Sanda (Kickboxing), to the fluid arts of Judo and Afro-Brazilian Capoeira, and world dances.