Graduation system

Escola Da Capoeiragem

This is a graduation system in group Escola Da Capoeiragem in all sections around the world. Unlike traditional martial-arts, instead of using belts, ropes ("Corda" in Portuguese) are used. Commonly, Corda colour indicates experience, skills and knowledge of Capoeirista.

Adults (Click to expand)

Student joined the classes. This Corda is given as a part of uniform ("Abada").
This is very first step in Capoeira. Student joined a group and learned Ginga (Basic capoeira movement), basic kicks and dodges and is in the right path.
It takes about 3-6 months of regular training to obtain this belt and it’s received during graduation ceremony called “Batizado”
"Golden Rope". It represents development progress in base of capoeira. Capoeirista is very humble, demonstrating respect to a teacher and training partners.
Student gains more insights about music, songs, starts improving Capoeira game and is not late and doesnt skip classes.
It takes approximately 1.5-3 years to receive this belt.
Yellow-Orange corda is rewarded to students who achieved solid base in capoeira techniques.
Capoeirista can use instruments on a basic level. This Corda is received after 3.5-5 years of consistent training.
To obtain this Carda, student must demonstrate solid base in both, capoeira and capoeira music.
Capoeirista can play well in Roda and is becoming proficient with Capoeira Instruments and is able to sing.
Student is active in Capoeira community – starts travelling and helping his/her teacher.
It takes minimum of 5-7 years to receive this belt.
It’s the end of a journey as a student.
This Corda is awarded to those who expand their abilities even further.
Capoeirista must be not only be knowledgeable in Capoeira techniques, but also be able sing while playing instruments and support/control Roda Capoeirista starts a quest in mentorship - helping to teach and to run classes.
Blue color represents sky.
The Capoeirsita is no longer thought of as a student but considered a graduate.
He/she expands knowledge in teaching and becomes known in Capoeira community.
Capoeirsita continues to train all aspects of capoeira, learning more about philosophy and history, improving music and instruments skills while continuously working on more advance game of Capoeira.
The colour green is symbolic to forest and vegetation.
As the graduate matures, the focus begins to move away from individual and onto the group. The graduate welcomes responsibilities and maitains his/her quest for improvement as Capoeirista.
While seeking new knowledge to complement his/her teaching skills, the graduate must achieve an advanced game play before advancing to the next graduation.
At this stage in the journey, the capoeirista ia awarded the title of Instructor.
The capoeirista is now someone who is not only accomplished in the roda, but also has great knowledge of capoeira history, philosophy and tradition which he can completely pass onto other students.
On this stage, Instructor should be well known in Capoeira community.
During this stage the instructor must continue developing his skills including teaching.
He must have a very strong game incorporating 'malicia' (deviousness), 'floreio' (beautiful movements/tricks) and style of the group before graduating further.
It’s a transition period between instructor and a teacher.
The colour brown is symbolic to earth.
The Capoeirista is now very experienced in all aspects of Capoeira.
At this stage the Capoeirista is a strong teacher and can match any style of game that they may encounter in roda. The Professor is capable of organizing events and assists in running the group if possible.
Capoeirista continues teaching and expanding the group. He/she is now in most complete stage.
At this stage, Capoeirista looks to make his capoeira more complete. Fixing any little weaknesses, Mestrando stage is a period of fine tuning. The Mestrando stands second only to Mestre and thus commands such respect.
Mestre - is the highest and most rewarded and respected corda of all. To graduate to this stage the Capoeirista has dedicated a whole lifetime to Capoeira and has indeed become a part of Capoeira itself.

Kids (0 - 6)

Example of Agogo in Capoeira Cork

Kids (9 - 14)

Example of Agogo in Capoeira Cork
Example of Agogo in Capoeira Cork