Mestre Arthur Emídio
Mestre Orlando Giori
Professor Jensen has been training, teaching and performing Capoeira since 1996. He is a student of Mestre Torpedo, and a member of Associação de Capoeira Cordão de Contas, an international grupo/association of Capoeira with branches in Brazil, Australia, Japan and Philippines. In 2002, Professor Jensen was crowned the Asia Pacific Capoeira Champion by the Superliga Brasileira de Capoeira (Brazilian Capoeira Superleague). Between 2002 and 2006, under Mestre Cicatriz, Professor Jensen taught on the Northern Beaches, North Shore and Hills District of Sydney Australia, and together with Mestre Torpedo and Mestre Cicatriz, and the help of students, particularly Macaco and Andrew, Jensen established academies in Thailand and Indonesia which are still continuing to this day. He received his "Professor" rank from Mestre Cabeça and Mestre Torpedo on 1 June 2013.
Professor Jensen’s introduction to Capoeira was during his year as an exchange student in Brazil. In 1996 through the Rotary Youth Exchange program, Jensen spent 12 months in the state of Santa Catarina. An old man told him of a Brazilian martial art that the African slaves had invented that had music to it. That was enough to interest him and he began learning under Monitor Caroço, and some of Monitor Caroço's students (Sapo, Paulo Branco and Cabeludo), in the city of Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina.
Upon his return to Sydney, Jensen continued his training. He balanced Capoeira training with a University education: he completed an Accounting degree and a Law degree from University of Technology, Sydney at the end of 2001. He is a qualified Fitness Leader under the Fitness Institute of Australia.In April 2002, at the inaugural Asia Pacific Capoeira Championships, Instructor Jensen was crowned champion of the region. The Championships attracted participants from over a number of different academies around the region, and from as far away as Korea and Japan, and from all states of Australia.
Professor Jensen previously trained and competed in other martial arts competitions in Sydney, Australia to increase the awareness of Capoeira in the wider Martial Arts community. At the 12th International Sport Karate Association World Cup held in Sydney, Australia on 19th October 2003, Jensen placed 3rd in Musical Forms competition. At the National All Styles tournament in Sydney on 4th August 2003, competing against Martial Arts practitioners, from Karate, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do and Kickboxing, Instructor Jensen and Graduado Guerreiro were awarded second place in Senior Demonstration Competition. Jensen also competed at the NSW State Amateur Boxing Championships held at Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush on 4 Oct 2003 being eliminated in the semi final, and was going to compete in his first mixed martial art event in October 2003 (Shooto), but his opponent pulled out on the night with an injury.Professor Jensen relocated to Cebu in February 2007 and is dedicated to teaching and spreading this wonderful art! In promoting the art in Philippines, Instructor Jensen and his team have appeared on all major TV stations, performed for many of the largest companies in the country and featured in "Pilipinas Got Talent" season 1.