Professor Tamanduá started capoeira with Capoeira Mandinga in Detroit in 2003. He trained briefly with Cordão de Ouro in Des Moines before training with Gingarte Capoeira beginning in 2005. Since then he has traveled to capoeira events in Brasil, China, across the US and has taught classes in Beijing. Tamanduá has also been teaching regularly at Gingarte’s academy and has officially become a member of Gingarte Capoeira Chicago. He received his ‘professor’ cordão in 2016.