Er ist seit 1993 Capoeira-Trainer und in dieser Zeit unterrichtete er Menschen jeden Alters, auch mit Behinderungen.
Es bereitet ihm sehr große Freude, seine Erfahrung in dieser Kampfkunst, sowohl auch einen Teil seiner Kultur, weiterzugeben
und die individuellen Fortschritte der Schüler sehen zu können.
On November 15, 2001, after 21 years in the world of capoeira, Mestre Pequinês decided to form his own group. With 17 years under
his belt as an "Aluno Formado," Pequinês left Grupo Candeias founded by Mestre Suíno. For 6 months, the newly formed group used the
temporary name of "Pequinês Capoeira;" after a group-wide vote, the group took the permanent name "Grupo Capoeira Nagô" founded on
May 9, 2002 in the capital city of Goiana, Goiás. The long range projection of Mestre Pequinês' work started when he was only a professor.
While touring abroad, Pequinês became sponsored by Bad Boy, arguably signifying his status as the best capoeirista in the world. However,
Pequinês is most proud of the achievements of his formados, graduados, and professors, who represent Capoeira Nagô in Brasil,
the United States, Australia, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, England, Germany-Berlin , Holland, Colombia, Greece, Malta, México,
and Peru. Combining the skillful administration of Mestre Pequinês with the dedication of his students, Capoeira Nagô is a propulsive
force in the worldwide expansion of Brazilian culture through the art form known as capoeira.