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Statute of the Escola de Capoeira Grupo Senzala of Teresópolis

About the “Graduações” (Graduations)

In our philosophy we always call “teacher”, the one who has already reached its “corda roxa” and that is developing work with capeoira, otherwise it will be only a “graduado” (graduate). Similarly, the “corda verdes”, who are teaching classes will be called instructors. The teachers (“cordas roxas”), in his “Batizado” can only graduate students up to the “corda azul”, The “corda marrom” can graduate until the “corda roxa” and instructors may only evaluate until the “corda laranja”. The other divisions are under the responsibility of the responsible Mestre.

Foreigners may only receive “corda azul” or “verde” in their country if they have been to Brazil a minimum of two times, earlier. As they are more graduated (“cordas” that require more responsibilities), the student can start teaching classes under the responsibility of his Mestre or teacher. You are also able to play IÚNA. This way, you will have more experience, deepen your knowledge and see how this art works in its origin. The foreigner “capoeirista” will only understand a little more about capoeira spending a period in Brazil. Training and knowing the varied methods of playing Capoeira.


The student must be always training. The ones that are teaching classes should schedule them with no conflict with the time of the classes in the headquarters, in order to avoid interrupting your workouts while seeking evolution and updating. Students residing outside of Brazil shall enjoy, when possible, the possibility of training with Mestre Elias whenever he is in their cities or even with another Mestre of Grupo Senzala. When these students are in Brazil, they should check for updates and enjoy the period for training, being an example for their pupils and students to admire him.


The teacher will have to use the official uniform (white shirt and “abadá”) of your group when teaching classes, as well as during shows or presentations.