| Caroço had his first contact with Capoeira in 1998. He later joined Capoeira Mandinga in 2002 in Las Vegas, Nevada under the instruction of Contra Mestre Paulo Batuta.
In September 2005 Caroço moved to Guam and with the permission of Mestre Marcelo Pereira, founded Capoeira Mandinga Guam. Since then Caroço has worked actively to provide Capoeira classes to anyone who wanted to learn.
He is currently teaching classes at the Tamuning senior center and Benavente Middle school. Also, he continues to volunteer and teach classes at Island Girl Power to help provide a positive activity for kids to help keep them off the streets and away from bad influences that affect youth today.