Professor Foguinho was born in Macaúbas (Bahia-Brazil), but grew up in São Paulo. In 1999 he started learning Capoeira with Mestre Tião in the big city. In 2009 he trained as a teacher (instructor) and then ventured out into the wider world in 2010. Another leap, for those Brazilians who do not belong to the higher middle class or the wealthy! He opened his first academy in Portugal and lived there until 2014. In 2014 and 2015 he traveled to various countries in Europe, such as Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Italy, gave workshops there and finally settled in the German capital Berlin in 2015. Since then he has worked in various daycare centers, schools and district centers in Berlin.
Foguinho's lessons awaken joie de vivre. Especially with the little ones, he has enormous success and manages to get them excited about Capoeira and Brazilian culture.
To the Cordão de Ouro group
Mestre Tião is part of the Cordão de Ouro group, which is represented worldwide and was founded by Mestre Suassuna Capoeira on September 1, 1967. Mestre Tião is one of the most significant and distinctive group of Mestre Suassuna's students who trained as teachers in 1988.
The group is represented in over 150 countries worldwide and therefore offers every capoeirista a home in a different place on earth.