FICA New York came together, under the inspiration and guidance of Mestre Jurandir, in early 2005, as a group of FICA students who sought to continue working within the art as it had been passed to them. We’ve had a great deal of support from the entire FICA family, and we’re grateful to have such wonderful friends, teachers and mentors. Our aim is to grow in and care for the art, while embracing the values and social ethics of our lineage.