Andrien ‘Aranha’ Rackov

The unique blend of martial arts, dance, acrobatics and music resonated strongly with Aranha; it quickly became an important part of his life.

Aranha enjoys sharing his passion for training the body, mind and soul through Capoeira with the URec community. He continues to be inspired by the enthusiasm and smiles of all program participants.

Aranha has been instructing Capoeira for the past seven years. He currently holds the rank of Monitor.

Arahana instructs

  • Capoeira


  • Capoeira Instructor, Grupo de Capoeira Porto da Barra in Montreal under Contramestre Comprido.


Aranha holds a Bachelor of Science and a Ph.D. in chemistry.