2016 has been an incredible year for Aruanda in Australia. In January, many students from Aruanda in Germany and Brazil and many capoeiristas from all over Australia joined us in Sydney to kick start the year with a great event, lots of incredible workshops and a memorable batizado. Over the year, we welcomed many new students and grew our classes in Sydney, Sydney West and Newcastle. Some students graded to a higher belt, others grew their family. We empowered and inspired each other. We were visited by many excellent capoeiristas from all over the world and we finished the year with the opening of an academy in Newcastle and another batizado. What a year! Axe!