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The Initiation
The 1st phase of learning for the student, inclusion in the group.


The Beginning
The student enters into capoeira to know a new form of thinking.


The Awakening
The student starts to see that Capoeira has its' mysteries.


The Understanding
The student starts to learn and comprehend the fundamentals and rituals of Capoeira.


The Path
The student understanding the need for its development, begins his journey within Capoeira. 


The Journey
The student begins to have more responsibilites inside Capoeira. Ex: organization, travelling.

Aluno Transformação

The student, already advanced, has his obligations within the group and prepares to reach the end of his journey as a student.


The Intermediate
The student in preparation to turn
Graduado, is in search of comprehension and the mysteries of Capoeira.

Aluno Advançado

The Search
The student is becoming a Graduado and from this cord, the student begins working with Capoeira under the supervision of a Mestre.


The Understanding
Now a Graduado with his own roots, he continues in search of knowledge to enhance his learning.


The Assertion
The graduating student passes on to monitor his students, in search of the mysteries of Capoeira, that are each time more visible, the knowledge changing in each phase of his life.


The Knowledge
After learning as a student, he begins to understand, value, and redeem the values of the game of Capoeira.

Professor Transformação

The Independence
He now enters the stage of professionalism, teachinggraduates the knowledge they've gained on journey until now.


The Conscience
The Professor passes his knowledge to his oldest students, concentrating on the journey Capoeira is to bring.


The Recognition
After a long journey, one has their work recognized within the Capoeira community.

Mestre 1º Grau

The Wisdom
Within this phrase, "Mestre"shows all the conscience, experience of a dedicated life and the giving of ideas to students.

Mestre 2º Grau

The Authority
The "Mestre" enters the second phase, continuing to pass his knowledge and experiences while supervising the branches.

Grão Mestre

The Victory
After decades revolving around Capoeira, the Mestre receives the maximum graduation available withing Centro Cultural Aruandê Capoeira.



Color Guide


Meaning: Youth

Green is the jungle being explored.


Meaning: Curiosity

The color yellow comes from gold already cut and found in virgin lands yet to be explored.


Meaning: Creativity

Orange is the color of gold still uncut.


Meaning: Loyalty

The color blue comes from the sea, created into immensity through what it receives from its >tributaries.


Meaning: Independence

The color purple is that of the IPÊ tree, found in the middle of the forest and distinguised for having purple as its predominant color.


Meaning: Fertility

The color brown is that of the Mother Earth.


Meaning: Power

Red is the color of the blood spilled by the slaves.


Meaning: Purity

The color white is the filter for all the colors that represent Centro Cultural Aruandê Capoeira.


Meaning: Stability

Grey is the color of a forest burned to be reborn again.