Mestre Espirro Mirim became involved in capoeira while at Julia Jorge College in 1979 with Mestre Everaldo Ema in the group “Capoeira Favelas”. In 1982 the group moved to the favela César Cals Social Centre and the group changed its name to “Grupo Capoeira Zumbi” this is where he received the nickname Mirim. In 1981 he was chosen by the sports press as the best capoeirista of the year. In 1984 he received the title of professor, making him the first ever to be appointed by Mestre Everaldo.
Eager to learn more about capoeira and see the world, he traveled to Rio de Janeiro, home of his brother in Bara Mansa where he trained for a time with the group Palmares under Mestre Branco and Gomes. In the same year he received the invitation of his friend Didi to travel to Sao Paolo, where he would lead him to the academy of Mestre Suassuna. Arriving there he found what he longed for, a capoeira light and loose, played with skill and eagerness.
In 1985 he joined the group Cordão De Ouro. Mestre Sussuna was also the one who added Espirro to his nickname, becoming Espirro Mirim.
In 1988 he was “formado” by Mestre Suassuna, only then to return to Fortaleza- Ceará. Coming from Sao Paolo with more experience and resolve he begins to work on organizing a group, giving birth to Cordão de Ouro Ceará.
In 1991 he became the first mestre to be graduated by Mestre Suassuna. In 1997 he was appointed third grade Mestre (blue and white) and 2001 fourth grade Mestre (white cord).
In 1994 he made his first trip to San Francisco (USA) invited by Mestre Marcelo Pereira (Caverinha). In 1995 he returned to the United States and began his international career. He travels in 1996 for the first time to Israel.
Beginning in 1998, he taught for 4 months at the Academy Cordão de Ouro in Orlando (Florida), during this period he gave presentations at Disneyland and the opening of the Miss Brazil (USA) in Miami.
From here on, Mestre Espirro Mirim traveled constantly establishing group all over the world along with lending a hand to other groups by teaching classes and participating in their event. He currently resides in the United States, teaching in Tucson, Arizona. All the while, Mestre Espirro Mirim continues to traveling abroad to Netherlands, Hungary and Israel from time to time for performances and other events.