Professor Filósofo - (Holland, 1979) started capoeira in 1999 with master Vladimir (Batuque capoeira), and shortly thereafter moved to Amsterdam, where he continued with Mestre Marreta (Berimbau de Ouro), his master to this day. He has performed in several capoeira events in Europe and Brazil. He currently lives in Aljezur, Portugal, where he teaches capoeira.
Dolf van der Schoot holds master's degrees in Political Science, Philosophy, and Education (University of Amsterdam) and is a philosophy professor in secondary education in Portugal. He is doing his PhD in philosophy at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.