As in all martial arts, capoeira has its own graduation system. The level reached by the students is indicated by the color of their belt, which for our group, ABADA Capoeira, is summarized here:

 

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Beginner 

Corda Crua – Natural belt

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Student 

Corda Crua-Amarelo

corda_amarelo Corda Amarelo-The Gold
Signifies the value of apprenticeship.
corda_amarelolaranja Corda Amarelo-Laranja
transformation
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Corda Laranja- The Sun
Reflects the awakening of the apprentice’s consciousness.

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Corda Laranja-Azul
transformation

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Graduado
Corda Azul – 
The Sea
Indicates the apprentice’s awareness of the immense path ahead.

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Corda Azul-Verde
transformation

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Corda Verde- The Forest 
Signifies the consolidation of apprenticeship. This cord provides the base on which ABADÁ-Capoeira is built.

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Corda Verde-Roxa transformation

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Instrutor

Corda Roxa- The Amethyst

The capoeirista begins to overcome the physical, psychological and spiritual pain of learning Capoeira and defending its ideals.

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Corda Roxa-Marron transformation

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Professor
Corda Marron

The Chameleon
Represents the constant transformation
that characterizes the group’s style.

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Corda Marron-VermelhaTransformation

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Mestrando
Corda Vermelha
The Ruby
Symbolizes justice. At this level, the capoeirista acquires an understanding of responsibility; he or she is expected to strive for justice in conducting his work and making her decisions.

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Mestre
Corda Vermelha-Branco
transformation
This phase sees the development of a
capoeirista’s full potential to maintain the ideals of ABADÁ. A Mestre begins preparing him/herself for the maximum grade by being honest, reliable, loyal and, above all, wise and impartial.

 corda_branca  Grão Mestre
Corda Branco
The Diamond
Reflects all colors and is the hardest gem stone. The Graõ Mestre sustains ABADÁ’s system and preserves its ideals. All attributes of this grade are concentrated in one person who has the important responsibility of guiding the destiny of ABADÁ.