Contra-Mestre Anjo is from Uberlandia, Minas Gerais, Brazil. He started training Capoeira when he was 13 years old with Mestre Caranguejo, Mestre Baleia and Grao Mestre Corisco. He excelled and soon after he was trusted to teach Capoeira. Contra-Mestre Anjo taught several areas and students from all sorts of backgrounds. Over the following 8 years he continued to teach in different areas and built a successful Capoeira group. It was at this point in his career that he decided to bring his style of Capoeira to the UK. He settled in Leicester for 2 ½ years and started to build a successful Capoeira group. In 2003 he again had an opportunity to take his style of Capoeira to a new land, and decided to go to Northern Ireland for a year. He began teaching children and adults in the main Sports Centre in the city where he had about 20 students, roughly 3/4 of them were between 5-16 years old. He then moved to Leamington which is where he is currently situated and has built up Capoeira classes in the surrounding area.