A capoeirista's cord indicates more than his technical skill level. It represents his entire journey within the capoeira traditions, Brazilian culture, and the community.
Once a year, the C. C. Arte Capoeira family meets to introduce new members to the group in their Batizado. It is in this event that existing members have a chance to show their skills and be promoted to the next corda.
Explore the meaning of each cord below, and visit our Family Tree to learn more about the current ranking of each senior member of the C. C. Arte Capoeira.
These are the colors of the beginner. The white cord (Brazil: "cruah" "raw") is actually a cord still completely without color.
The yellow stands for gold, the value of a new student and what can develop from it.
The orange cord represents the sun and symbolizes the awakening of consciousness.
Yellow and White
Orange and Yellow
Blue and Orange
The blue symbolizes the ocean and the realization of how immense the road ahead is.
Green is the color of the forest, the lungs of the earth. At this level, the student concentrates on the growth of the group and consolidates his skills.
This is the reflection of continuity in capoeira. At this stage, the capoeirista strives to overcome physical, emotional and spiritual pain and obstacles in the search for the knowledge of Capoeira, and carries the philosophy of the group.
This color represents our style, "The Chameleon", which only changes to maintain its essence. On this basis, the future Contra-Mestres and Mestres emerge.
Green and Blue
Purple and Green
Brown and Purple
CONTRA-MESTRES & MESTRES
Red and Brown
Blood: capoeira is part of him as a whole. His life is mixed to capoeira in such a way that we cannot distinguish one from the other.