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System Graduation - click on your belt to find out the meaning behind it



The System of Graduation for Cultural Project ORIGENS DO BRASIL Capoeira. The fundamentals of our group are based on human development, both emotionally, mentally and physically, from infancy through to maturity. Thus an analogy between the ages and the colours of each Corda (belt) is made. In drawing this parallel the individual will be able to have a foundation both ethical and moral that guides and explains his/her actions, both inside and outside of the Roda, taking them to full maturity and true mastery.



:: Adult Graduation -Above 15 years

 

Corda Crua Corda Crua e Amarela Corda Amarela Corda Amarela e Laranja Corda Laranja Corda Laranja e Azul Claro
Crua Crua e Amarela Amarela Amarela e Laranja Laranja Laranja e Azul Claro
Corda Azul Claro Corda Azul e Azul Claro Corda Azul Corda Azul e Verde Corda Verde Corda Verde e Roxa
Azul Claro Azul Claro e Azul Escuro Azul Escuro Azul Escuro e Verde Verde Verde e Roxa
Corda Roxa Corda Roxa e Marrom Corda Marrom Corda Marrom e Vermelha Corda Vermelha  
Roxa Roxa e Marrom Marrom Marrom e Vermelha Vermelha  
   
   

 

 

 

 

:: Student - Aluno


Corda Crua (Raw belt) - THRESHOLD - It symbolizes the beginning and the desire to learn Capoeira and to establish themselves in the principles of Capoeira and of ORIGENS DO BRASIL.

Corda Crua e Amarela (Raw an Yellow belt) – Perfecting previous Corda principles

Corda Amarela (Yellow belt) - SPIRITUALITY – The spiritual awakening of the soul through the learning of the Capoeira.

Corda Amarela e Laranja - (Yellow and Orange belt) Perfecting previous Corda principles

Corda Laranja – (Orange belt) GROWTH - The Capoeirista intrinsically understands the ideals and traditions of Capoeira and of ORIGENS DO BRASIL.

Corda Laranja e Azul Claro – (Orange and light blue) Perfecting previous Corda principles

 

:: Student Graduado - Aluno Graduado


Corda Azul Claro - (Light Blue belt) – Corda Azul Claro - (Light Blue belt) – AWAKENING – In this phase the student discovers the fundamentals of Capoeira; its history, music, combat and playful techniques.

Corda Azul Claro e Azul Escuro - (Light Blue and Dark Blue belt) Perfecting previous Corda principles

 

:: Graduado

 

Corda Azul Escuro – (Blue belt) CONSCIENCE - In this graduation the Capoeirista starts to dominate the fundamental essentials of Capoeira and to be mindful of the verbal and practical transmission of these teachings and the ideals of ORIGENS DO BRASIL.

Corda Azul Escuro e Verde – (Blue and Green belt) Perfecting previous Corda principles

 

:: Instructor

 

Corda Verde – (Green belt) MATURING - Realization of the ideals, dynamism in the actions and responsibility for the behavior, are all essential characteristic that flourish in the heart of the Capoeirista in this phase of learning.

Corda Verde e Roxa – (Green and Purple belt) Perfecting previous Corda principles

 

:: Professor

 

Corda Roxa – (Purple belt) RESPONSIBILITY - Synthesis of the paths and knowledge of life, self determination and vast creativity combined with the conscience and comprehension of the fundamental principles of ORIGENS DO BRASIL.

Corda Roxa e Marrom – (Purple and Brown belt) Perfecting previous Corda principles

 

:: Contra-Master

 

Corda Marrom – (Brown belt) - MATURITY - Understanding of the past and a broad vision of the future based on a life experience that leads to the solidification and internalization of a “philosophy of life”. An awakening for a fuller and deeper understanding of life and of Capoeira. “One forms a different way of being and living”..

Corda Marrom e Vermelha – (Brown and Red belt) Perfecting previous Corda principles

 

:: Master

 

Corda Vermelha – (Red belt) VIRTUE - Work, Development, Conscience and Respect for Capoeira, Society and the World are embraced at this stage. The nature of the master is now capable to overcome the difficulties of the life, thus acquiring, strength of character, a humble spirit and virtue in all actions. At this stage of maturity the gap between the person and Capoeira no longer exists. The two become one, unity of the mind and the body. The master has the disciplines and honorability to fight for the ideals of Capoeira and of ORIGENS DO BRASIL.


 

:: Estagiário - Trainee

 

Corda Verde
Laranja e Verde

Corda Laranja e Verde - (Orange and Green belt) Trainee – It is time to adapt for a new path in Capoeira. All fundamental knowledge already acquired from past journeys up to the present moment, will become more valuable and relevant for this new phase. Therefore, the Capoeirista will be able to write and define one more page in their history, becoming an effective and productive part of Origens do Brasil Capoeira.



:: Infant and Junior Graduation – From 3 years old Up to 14 years old

 

Corda Crua Corda Crua e Amarela Corda Amarela Corda Amarela e Laranja Corda Laranja Corda Laranja e Azul Claro
Pontas Crua e Crua Pontas Crua e Amarela Pontas Amarela e Amarela Pontas Amarela e Laranja Pontas Laranja e Laranja Pontas Laranja e Azul Claro
Corda Azul Claro Corda Azul e Azul Claro Corda Azul Corda Azul e Verde Corda Verde Corda Verde e Roxa
Pontas Azul Claro e Azul Claro Pontas Azul Claro e Azul Escuro Pontas Azul Escuro e Azul Escuro Pontas Azul Escuro e Verde Pontas Verde e Verde Pontas Verde e Roxa

 

 

 

 

:: Infant Graduation


Movement is an essential action of a child’s life. Therefore, when exploring different, unknown objects, situations and environments, they learn to live and develop their spontaneous physical activities. Capoeira stimulates the senses and provides the movement. This will develop of the physical abilities.

 

:: Junior Graduation


The junior pupil needs to overcome their inner fears and to develop themselves as young dynamic actuate people. The beauty of the song and the creativity of their bodily movements, the magic in playing the instruments organically stimulates a reflection of its value and own importance in any given environment. They are the first steps to the awakening of a conscientious and mature adult

This graduation will be slightly different from the adults as only the ends will be with colours.

Corda Crua – (Raw belt on both ends) Mobility and Balance

Corda Crua e Amarela – (Raw and Yellow belt) Physical Independence

Corda Amarela – (Yellow belt) Spacial Awareness

Corda Amarela e Laranja – (Yellow and Orange belt) Spontaneous Reactions and Stimulation of the Senses

Corda Laranja – (Orange belt) Integration and Sociability.

Corda Laranja e Azul Claro – (Orange and Light Blue) CURIOSITY and DEVELOPMENT: This symbolizes the pupil’s quest for the learning of Capoeira and to establish themselves in the principles of Capoeira and of ORIGENS DO BRASIL.

Corda Azul Claro – (Light Blue belt) EDUCATION and RESPECT – The quest for knowledge and perfecting Capoeira. The pupil starts to understand the importance of integration, respect and devotion to Capoeira and to ORIGENS DO BRASIL.

Corda Azul Claro e Azul Escuro – (Light Blue and Dark Blue belt) PREPARATION – threshold between infancy and adolescence. Internal transformation; in search of answers about oneself and Capoeira.

Corda Azul Escuro – (Dark Blue belt) PLAYFUL IMAGINATION and INTUITION - This is the phase where the ideals of the Capoeira are established. Acting always in accordance with the principles of honesty, camaraderie, companionship and good nature. Thus, acquiring the basic values to become a decent and conscientious adult.

Corda Azul Escuro e Verde – (Dark Blue and Green belt) Beginning of biological maturity and increased comprehension of your own physical potential Corda Verde – (Green belt) – PHYSICAL ABILITY and CREATIVITY -. This means the awakening of the physical and spiritual conscience of the pupil in relation to themselves and to ORIGENS DO BRASIL.

Corda Verde - (Green belt) - PHYSICAL ABILITY and CREATIVITY -. This means the awakening of the physical and spiritual conscience of the pupil in relation to themselves and to ORIGENS DO BRASIL..

Corda Verde e Roxa – (Dark Blue and green belt) - This is the improvement of the singing and the playing of the berimbau. Here the pupil starts if to prepare for the transition from adolescence to adulthood. They will then be able to assume a position of commitment in relation to the ORIGENS DO BRASIL to the society and the Capoeira.