AXE CAPOEIRA

About Axé Capoeira

Grupo Axé Capoeira

Grupo Axé Capoeira began in Recife in 1982. Today, as Canada’s first academy of Capoeira, the Group continues to rise as one of the world’s leading Capoeira organizations. Backed by worldwide releases of eight albums of music on CD, several VHS and DVD performance releases and the four Volume Instructional DVD compilation, enrollment continues to steadily increase with over 10,000 members around the world.

The Group continues to travel around the world and participate in competitions and has participated in the 2001 International Capoeira Competition in Argentina. Furthermore, Grupo Axé Capoeira is renowned as a traveling group which promotes the history, music, art, and culture of Brazil in interactive and educational demonstrations.

Philosophy & Methodology

Philosophy & Methodology
The philosophy of Grupo Axé Capoeira is to respect all the mestres, preserve the roots and traditions of Capoeira, and train Capoeira in all its aspects: as a fight, art, and culture. We endeavor to teach and educate so that capoeira will grow in a positive healthy way. We attempt to pass on to the students physical and mental methods of training so that they learn to create situations and maintain a dialogue within the game. By playing both with friends and enemies, students learn to deal with any situation in or out of the roda. In North America, we not only teach movements, but the Brazilian language and customs as well, so that the students may become true capoeiristas.

Objective

Objective
Axé Capoeira is working hard to ensure that Capoeira has a strong future and can be placed among the most widely practiced and respected martial art forms in the world. Through historical research, travel and event participation, we hope to increase our knowledge in the art and contribute to the evolution and growth of Capoeira. In addition, we strive to promote a healthy and active lifestyle for our members of all ages. At Axé Capoeira Vancouver, we take pride in providing a positive atmosphere where youth and members of the community have a place to build self-confidence, self-image and improve their lifestyle.

Our Belt System

Axé Capoeira utilizes a belt system to acknowledge the knowledge of the capoeira student. The belt is known as “corda” and is presented to the student during an event called the Batizado (baptism). This is an event that celebrates the Brazilian culture through dances and music and where students can progress through the belt system. Axé Capoeira Vancouver holds a Batizado once every 6 months, accompanied by vibrant stage shows and performances.

Children’s Graduation System (Age 13 and Younger)

CHILDREN’S

CruaPonta-CinzaCrua-CinzaCinzaPonta-LaranjaCinza-LaranjaLaranjaPonta-AzulLaranja-Azul

Adult Graduation System (Age 14 and Older)

two

CruaCrua-AzulAzulAzul-arromMarromMarrom-VerdeVerde(Graduado)

 

three

Verde-Amerelo
(instructor)
Amerelo
(professor)
Amerelo-Roxo
(Professor)
Roxo
(Contra-Mestre)
Roxo-Vermelho
(Contra-Mestre)
Vermelho
(Mestre 1o Grau)
Vermelho-Branco
(Mestre 2o Grau)
Branco
(Gran Mestre)