Capoeira players are required to wear a uniform, which consists of white pants, or abadá, and a t-shirt, typically white with the Capoeira academy’s logo. The pants are secured by a cordão, or belt, which is a specific colour based on the Capoeira player’s level of experience. A beginner student receives their first cordão and receives subsequent belts after demonstrating their skills at an annual Batizado (literally, baptism) and Troca de Cordão (graduation).
MESTRE BIMBA The father of Capoeira Regional
MESTRE PASTINHA The father of Capoeira Angola