Tangara da Serra, MT Brazil
I, Mestre Bicudo (Ludio Nei Fiorentim Nunes), as I am known in the world of Capoeira, was born in the city of Cuiabá in the State of Mato Grosso. My first contact with capoeira was in 1989 in association of Capoeira African Ballet (Prof. Japão).
In 1991, it was with much enthusiasm and dedication that I began my training with another teacher, the eldest student of Graduado Soneca, and today nicknamed: PROFESSOR FATTAL. I trained with him directly until my 3° cord. In 1994, I moved to Cuiabá and through my good relationship with my teacher, FATTAL, I started to train with Contra Mestre at the time, Demétrius (today a Mestre).
He was the founder of the Capoeira Group ACANG (Academy of Capoeira New Generation), in 1995 Mestre Demétrius resigned from the Association of his former master and is affiliated to the Group CAPURAGINGA with Mestre Loka. In 1996, I graduated as a Capoeira instructor with Mestre Demétrius and after some years, in 2003, Mestre Demétrius decided me to form one of his Professores.
Today, I am a Mestre of Capoeira as a part of Central Cultural Aruandê Capoeira under the supervision of Mestre Demétrius (USA). This entity was founded by Mestre Demétrius as a branching off from Mestre Loka and in search of a new working philosophy. Aruandê Capoeira today operates in 5 Brazilian States and 5 countries in spreading knowledge and culture.
I develop projects using the basic principles and fundamentals, rituals and traditions already enshrined in Capoeira. Capoeira provides a valuable resource for culture, sports and education in the academies and schools of Mato Grosso, Pará, Paraná, Brazil and Bolivia.