Mestre Cabeça began teaching Capoeira in Florence in 2002. From that date, through his enthusiasm and his energy he managed to be followed by numerous students, creating a solid and passionate group. After receiving the title of "Mestre" (Maestro) in 2014, in January 2015 Mestre Cabeça founded the Capoeira da Bahia cultural association in Florence. The name Capoeira da Bahia was chosen to convey the philosophy of the group, strongly linked to the traditions of the City of Salvaor de Bahia, land of origins of Mestre Cabeça and Capoeira itself. Mestre Cabeça has always had the goal of creating harmony, well-being and empathy between him, his students and other teachers, as in a real family.