Mestre Nô has been Master of capoeira for over fifty years. His name is known to everyone who is involved in capoeira. He founded Capoeira Angola Academies Retinos, Orixás Da Bahia and capoeira Angola Palmares. He has taught tens of thousands of people and is called the “Mestre dos Mestres” or Master of Masters for having graduated 100s masters. He is founder, president, and grand master of Associação Brasileira Cultural de Capoeira Angola Palmares (ABCCAP) an organization dedicated to teaching, promoting and maintaining the traditions of capoeira angola worldwide. Mestre Nô began teaching capoeira Angola in Seattle in the early 1990s and his student Mestre Mangangá (Syed Taqi) is one of the very few certified to teach his style in the United States. Mestre Nô considers Syed as his right hand man in the United States, specifically in the State of Washington where he teaches capoeira classes in Seattle, Lynnwood, Tacoma, and Spokane.