Os Malandros de Mestre Touro was formed to pay homage to the Mestre Touro (Master Bull) the Living Legendary Mestre Touro (Antonio Oliveira Bemvindo). Mestre Touro is the Mestre of Mestre Preto Velho (Master Old black, Dennis Newsome, born June 21, 1958) who is the founder and director of Os Malandros de Mestre Touro. This group has expanded from San Diego (California) to Los Angeles (California) Directed by Professor Jahsun, Dallas (Texas) Directed by Contra Mestre Bode Cantador, Austin (Texas) Directed by Contra Cara de Cavalo, Chicago (Illinois) Directed by Kamau Rashid and Atlanta (Georgia) Directed by Geno Fearce.
Capoeira developed in Brazil in three separate locations simultaneously. These Locations are Rio de Janeiro, Bahia and Pernambuco. Os Malandros de Mestre Touro are proponents of the Capoeira of Rio de Janeiro, specifically “Capoeira Angola de Sao Bento Grande”. It is an aggressive form of Capoeira Angola from Rio de Janeiro. Our family tree is Horácio José da Silva (Prata Preta Born in 1868 - Rio de Janeiro) - Campanhão (Born in 1900 - Rio de Janeiro) - Joaquim Felix de Sousa (Quinzinho Born in 1925 - Rio de Janeiro) - Dermeval Lopes de Lacerda Mestre Leopoldina Born in 1933 - Rio de Janeiro) - Celso Pepe (Celso Pepe born in 1949 - Rio de Janeiro) Antonio Oliveira Bemvindo (Mestre Touro born November 3, 1950 - Cachoeiro do Itapemirim - Espírito Santo).