MESTRE GIGANTE

Jose Carlom Vincente, 1950 – 1988, student of Mestre Gato Preto, and Mestre Rio. He was the master of Mâo Branca.

His motto was:

“SER HONESTO ATE ABOUT FIM, E UMA VIRTUDE, SEM ONESTIDADE ATO ALGUM SERA VIRTUOSO.”

The real virtue is the ability to be honorable until the end. No action is great without honor.

Mestre Gigante was a soldier. On March 24, 1976, he founded an association called: “Capoeira Negrinhos de Sinha”.