PUNCTUALITY & PROMPTNESS:
Be on time to class, or arrive early to change into your training gear, pay for the classes, warm up, stretch, or connect with the instructors or students.
Students must obtain and wear the proper uniform in all classes / workshops and events (White Capoeira Irmandade t-shirt / White Capoeira Pants), within six (6) months of their start date. Plain White t-shirts are ok, if you do not have your uniform you must come talk to me before you enter class explaining why.
ENTERING & EXITING CLASS
All students must salute when entering late for class and salute when exiting or if you need to leave early. We say “Salve” which means long life for everyone. The words I say before we start class are “Fundamental Posição” which means, fundamentals and position. Fundamental of the Brasilian Capoeira Federation and at attention position.
RESPECTING OLDER STUDENTS & MASTERS
Students please show respect to all older students and especially visiting Masters or guests. Students greet Masters by introducing yourself, and show them around i.e. bathroom, where to put shoes or change etc. When addressing them use their full title (Mestre Vaguinho, Contra Mestre …. Professor ….)
ETIQUETTE DURING CLASS
Pay attention during class, you are paying for it; you don’t want to miss important information. Don’t talk too much because you miss out on understanding the movements and training them as well. Try to push your limits to improve and reach your goals.
Belt Promotion is a privilege and not a right.
Students receiving belts will follow guidelines and accomplish certain tasks and goals before receiving their belt at the Batizado.
Students who have trained at least 6 months will receive their first belt but will be at the discretion of Contra Mestre.
Students will be tested and judged from the “GSR” Graduation System Requirements and on progression in their game, knowledge of Capoeira History and key Figures in Capoeira, commitment and participation in class, events, performances, rodas and musical ability. Also the folkloric dances such as Maculele and Puxada de Rede.
Students may be denied belt promotion due to inconsistent training or not accomplishing their level tasks/ goals and if they have not displayed adequate progression in their game, knowledge of Capoeira History and key Figures in Capoeira, commitment and participation in class, events, performances, rodas and musical ability. Also the folkloric dances such as Maculele and Puxada de Rede as determined through the eyes of the instructor.
OUR BELT SYSTEM
Our belt system follows my Masters original grading system that was once set by the Capoeira Federation. The rope system uses the “CORDÃO”, a string type rope based on the colors of the Brazilian flag.
- Green Yellow
- Yellow Blue
- Blue – Graduated Student
- Green Yellow Blue – Professor
- Green Yellow Blue White- Contra Mestre
- Green White 1st Degree Master
- Yellow White 2nd Degree Master
- Blue White 3rd Degree Master
- White Grand Master