Caposugbo 2015 Cebu Batizado and Troce de Corda

Associação de Capoeira Cordão de Contas
Batizado 11-13 July 2015
Cebu City, Philippines

It is with great excitement and pride that we invite our students and extend an open invitation to our Capoeira friends around the world to participate in this exciting & historically significant festival- for our grupo and the growth of the art of Capoeira in Asia! This marks the launch of Associação de Capoeira Cordão de Contas in Philippines, and we will have the honor of the presence of 3 of our highly respected Capoeira Mestres from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Mestre Decio, Mestra Cantora & Mestre Torpedo. It will also be the first time that a female Capoeira Mestre has come to Asia. Your participation means that you are part of this living history of the art of Capoeira that we are writing!

The Festival includes workshops, a Batizado and grading, and guests from around the country and overseas, including students from our sister schools in Japan and Australia.

Batizado literally means “Baptism” and is an initiation rite for new students, a welcome to the family of Capoeira- it is the first time for the students to play in an official Capoeira roda. Students already with a graduation will be graded for their next rank. The event also serves as a thrilling display of the beauty and excitement that is Capoeira.

The following weekend is the most important (and most fun!!) in our annual calendar:
Sat 11 July 4pm Workshop & Roda Venue to be confirmed
Sun 12 Jul 4pm Workshop & Roda Venue to be confirmed
Mon 13 Jul 5pm MAIN EVENT: Mestres’ Demonstration Roda, Batizado & Troca de Corda
Venue: Ayala Center Cebu - Activity Center

At the workshops we will work on Capoeira movements, play and acrobatics, roda skills, rituals and traditions in Capoeira, music and singing. The workshops are important preparations for the Batizado and an opportunity to meet and train with the our grupo's Mestres who have come from the other side of the world. At the Batizado, students will earn their first corda (belt), the first graduation in Capoeira or move up in rank. The first corda is a symbol of the start of a journey, where students are required to know the most basic movements. To earn your first graduation, you play a game with a teacher. On the day of the Batizado there will be teachers and students invited from our own and other academies from all around Philippines, Australia, Asia and Brazil.

Associação de Capoeira Cordão de Contas

Mestre Decio, Brazil
Mestre Cantora, Brazil
Mestre Torpedo, Australia

Professor Jensen, Philippines

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Gold Sponsors
Paradise International Education Consultancy

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