In 2004 he joined the Physical Education course in order to increase knowledge, combining the theories of physical education to the basics of Capoeira improving the content of their classes. In 2005 he began working with deaf people in Project Life (Derdic – PUC). In 2007 he was invited by Professor Denise Serio to go to the University Gama Filho in the postgraduate course in adapted physical education to speak about their experiences with deaf people and share his work with the adapted physical education students that helped to develop Project Life.
One of these traditions was Capoeira. This form of martial art was used by the slaves to free themselves and to flee from the plantations into the Quilombos (free African Societies), in the neighboring jungle that existed on the fringes of the cities, towns, and plantations.
During slavery, in order to be practiced, Capoeira had to be disguised and completely kept secret for fear of persecution or penalty of death. Capoeira was prohibited in Brazil until 1930. At that time the government eased up on the repression of popular cultural expression, including Capoeira.
In 1932, Mestre Bimba (the creator of modern Capoeira) opened the first formal school of Capoeira. In doing so, he took Capoeira off the streets, where it was looked down upon by the upper class Brazilian society, who considered it a pastime of cutthroats, thieves and con men. Mestre Bimba began teaching doctors, lawyers, and business men. In time, the art of Capoeira gained great respect in Brazil.
The cord system is based on the Capoeira Regional system developed by Mestre Bimba. Each year students are selected to receive a new cord in our annual batizado. Capoeiristas receive their new cord based on training, knowledge and dedication to the art.
System of graduation
- Green with one point* yellow
- Yellow with one point* blue
- Green & blue
- Yellow & blue
- Blue with one point* yellow
- Green, yellow, and blue
- Green, yellow, blue, and white
* Each cord has four points
7:00 / 7:50pm
7:50 / 8:40pm
SAT - 1:00 / 2:00pm
4:00 / 4:45 pm
4:45 / 5:30pm
To schedule shows and demonstrations or to inquire more information call: 469.734.8281