Fuá is from Cruzeiro do Sul, São Paulo, where he studied physical education. He also studied general techniques of holistic therapy in Luzeiro, S.P. He has participated in social projects to teach capoeira for street children throughout the state of São Paulo. Since 2009, he has taught capoeira in the United States at public and private schools and colleges. He has been teaching capoeira at the Portuguese School since 2013.