Batizado

Batizado is an initiation ceremony, welcoming new members to the group by presenting their first cordão (belt), and also a time when the older students are awarded their next cardao.  In Capoeira, students are graded according to their  level of discipline, skill, knowledge and musicality. However also a student’s overall participation in the group is looked at and awarded accordingly, so it’s not just about the skill of Capoeira but also the commitment to the group.

There are two grading systems, one for below 15 years old and one for adults (16 years and above).