Capoeira Teacher Caverinha started Capoeira in 1999, in Buenos Aires, Argentina with Mestre Pedrinho de Caxias (Rio de Janeiro Brazil.)
Caverinha arrived in Adelaide in early 2010 with the objective to share his knowledge, learnt from his mestre. Always with respect for fundamentals and traditions of Capoeira Angola.
History of Mestre Pedrinho and the Terreiro dos Mandingas de Angola.
Mestre Pedrinho was born in the neighbourhood Olavo Bilaque, Duque de Caxias(Rio de Janeiro) in 1963. At the age of 7 he began his studies in Capoeira with master Jaime.
Just 3 years later, Jaime died and Pedrinho was left without a master. He began a Capoeira pilgrimage visiting different organised groups as well as participating in street rodas. Pedrinho reached a higher development in the attempt to join the group 'Plaza de Pacificadores', where rodas took place exclusively for masters. After a while he succeeded in becoming part in the group called 'Arte hechizo'.
Part of this new group, amongst others, were Mestre Ruso and Dentinho, who sponsored and dubbed Pedrinho as a master. Soon after, the group 'Mandinga de Angola' began forming in Rio de Janeiro when the Master started giving classes in Club Ipiranga in Bananal. Members of this group were Jorge Cotoco and his brother Denis.
Pedrinho moved to Buenos Aires to begin TMA in Argentina where he developed this work for over 12 year, before moving to Mexico to help develop the group forming there by one of his oldest students. Mestre Pedrinho Left his most trusted students to continue with continue teaching and developing Terreiro Mandinga de Angola in Buenos Aires. Mestre Pedrinho now reside in France, where he continues to develop his group,TMA.