CONTRA MESTRE/GURO XINGU
Xingu has been doing Capoeira since his youth. He started out with Mestre Vaughino at Capoeira San Jose and then moved out to Los Angeles in 1997 where he continued his training with Mestre Santo of Capoeira Batuque. Mestre Amen Santo gave Xingu permission to teach when Xingu became a Professor in the year 2000. Twelve years later, Mestre Amen made Xingu a Contra Mestre in Capoeira. Also during that time, Xingu became a Guro in Eskrima from his Eskrima Maestro Jesse. Xingu has been teaching Capoeira in the San Fernando Valley over a decade now. He is the first Capoeira teacher in the valley to open up a school and is still here to this day.
Xingu has also been involved in spreading and educating Capoeira and Eskrima to the world through the media. He has been in numerous theaters, commercials, music videos, and films displaying Capoeira and has taught numerous actors and actresses Capoeira and Eskrima. Some of his past and current clients are Academy Award actress Charlize Theron (Monster, Aeon Flux), Lee Thompson Young (The Famous Jett Jackson, Friday Night Lights, South Beach) Bill Bellamy (Def Comedy Jam), and many more. Xingu has also taught for many programs to help the youth of the community, such as the Upward Bound Program, P.S. Arts, Music Center, Los Angeles Unified School District, City Of Beverly Hills and others. Xingu has always said that Capoeira and Eskrima helps individuals because it helps them get over their fears and understand who they are inside.