Mestre Jogo de Dentro officially founded the group in 1990 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. His aim was to preserve and promote the tradition of Capoeira Angola as it was taught to him by Mestre João Pequeno.
Since then the group has expanded to other regions of Brazil such as Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais and later to several countries around the world such as Canada, Italy, Israel, Colombia, Japan and New Zealand. Mestre regularly visits these places to teach and help evolve their work with Capoeira Angola.
The group’s headquarters are based at Caixa Pregos on the island of Itaparica near Salvador, Brazil.