Demétrius Pereira Dos Santos (Mestre Demétrius) was born in Sao Gonçalo, a city in in the state of Rio de Janeiro. He had a difficult childhood and by the age of 8 months, his parents were divorced. He stayed with his father and left to live in the state of Mato Grosso.
It wasn't until 6 years later, in 1979, that he returned to Rio de Janeiro and had his first contact with Capoeira in Sao João De Meriti (RJ). By 1982, he started to practice Capoeira in a school back in Mato Grosso, but continued to have a lot of problems because his dad was against it. His father didn't believe Capoeira could have play an important part in one's life. He later realized his mistake.
Giltemberg Jesus de Oliveira was born March 25, 1972 in São Paulo - Capital. He first introduction to capoeira was in 1982 where he began learning behind the school where he studied.
In 1984, he enrolled in the academy Axé do Berimbau under Mestre Gerson and remained in the group for 18 years, staying until December of 2002.
I, Mestre Bicudo (Ludio Nei Fiorentim Nunes), as I am known in the world of Capoeira, was born in the city of Cuiabá in the State of Mato Grosso. My first contact with capoeira was in 1989 in association of Capoeira African Ballet (Prof. Japão).
In 1991, it was with much enthusiasm and dedication that I began my training with another teacher, the eldest student of Graduado Soneca, and today nicknamed: PROFESSOR FATTAL. I trained with him directly until my 3° cord. In 1994, I moved to Cuiabá and through my good relationship with my teacher, FATTAL, I started to train with Contra Mestre at the time, Demétrius (today a Mestre).
Fabio Luiz Noventa, known as Fabio90 in the capoeira world, was born in 1979, in a small town in Brazil called Valinhos. He started capoeira in Sao Paulo - Brazil when he was 7 years old, and since then, has never stopped.