Death date: December 9, 2011, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
How tall is Jo?o Pequeno – 1,75m.** How much weight is Jo?o Pequeno – 65kg** **We have a new information about height&weight of Jo?o Pequeno. It was submitted by Kata, 46 years old. From Brookston, Indiana.
Jo?o Pereira dos Santos or Mestre Jo?o Pequeno de Pastinha (27 December 1917 – 9 December 2011) as he was known within capoeira circles. He began his life in Capoeira as a student of Mestre Gilvenson (C. Daniel Dawson', s book ", Capoeira Angola and Mestre Jo?o Grande", cites Mestre Barbosa as Jo?o Pequeno', s first teacher, see Mestre Jo?o Grande) and later became a disciple of Mestre Pastinha – the father of contemporary Capoeira Angola. Together with Mestre Jo?o Grande he is later to share the honour of being one of the late Mestre Pastinha', s two most learned students – the ones to whom he entrusted his legacy. Mestre Jo?o Pequeno died on 9 December 2011 at the age of 93.In 1970, Mestre Pastinha said the following about Jo?o Pequeno and Jo?o Grande, ", They will be the greatest Capoeira players of the future and I have worked hard with them, and for them, to achieve this. They will be true masters. Not just impromptu teachers, as can be found anywhere, who only destroy our tradition which is so beautiful. I', ve taught everything I know to these young men. Even the Cat', s Leap (lit. Pulo do gato, the one move that is kept to oneself to use in dire circumstances. It is usually never taught to anyone, to keep its element of surprise). That', s why I have the greatest hopes regarding their future.",