The Capoeira belt system explained by a Capoeira teacher

Before the introduction of a belt system, Capoeira had only two ranks, student and mestre. Mestre Bimba was one of the first Capoeira teachers to use a graduation system in the 1930s. Mestre Bimba’s colored lenços(scarves) signify progress in the art of Capoeira. Future groups abandoned the scarves for chords, which are still used today … Continue reading The Capoeira belt system explained by a Capoeira teacher