Was born in 1970 in Recife – Pernambuco, where he started practising Capoeira in 1981. His first teacher was Mestre Benti – vi. In 1985 he met Mestre Camisa (at the time Senzala group) and the following three years he travelled to Rio de Janeiro. In the end he decided to live and train in Copacabana at Mestre Peixinho´s academy. After establishing Abadá Capoeira he followed Mestre Camisa and trained with all the former core members and kept on deepening his Capoeira knowledge and education.
In 1992 he decided to travel to Europe to help with developement of Capoeira there. His first stop was Kopenhaagen, then he became one of the most influential personalities of european Capoeira scene. He established academies in Germany, Spain, gave seminars all arend the western Europe. He was also the first European championship organiser.
In 2000 he decided to move on and came to live and work in Vienna, Austria. He established there one of the most popular academy. It was in 2002 in Vienna where he met the slovak boys Ete and Camelo, who asked him to start regular classes in Bratislava, Slovakia. Soon after that he met there Robocop, Big Baby and Atabaque from The Czech republic, who joined the union and Mestre Paҫoca became the responsible leader of the group in The Czech republic and Slovakia. In 2006 he went to Russia to lead a set of seminars and became the leader of russian group. At this year he also became a leader of hungarian group. He organised Batizados, competitions, seminars and was a great inspiration to many young athletes.
In 2009 after a deep consideration he decided to stay apart from all the sideways politics of the group and to get out of the group and to establish his group Vem Camará Capoeira. At that moment just a few believed in him and his motions and stayed with their teacher. They were graduados Robocop, Big Baby, Atabaque in The Czech republic, graduada Golfinho, Xitara in Austria and graduado Latino in Slovakia.
In 2012 he recieves the honorable degree Mestre and a red cord from the hands of Mestre Capixaba with a presence of many Mestres like Mestre DiMola, Tucano and others.
Mestre Paҫoca´s endless enthusiasm and his devotion to Capoeira together with his professionalism made his dream come true, but he doesn´t quit or rest and is a great example for many upcoming generations of Capoeiristas.