8th Capoeira Ceremony at Tigrinhos & Golden Tigers, which included the chord (or belt) exchange and cultural performances, had participants very excited.
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Students from the school’s primary and elementary school programs met on December 12th for the annual Capoeira Ceremony at Tigrinhos & Golden Tigers. The 8th edition of the event got together parents, family, friends, and guests to honor the students’ cultural presentations. The performances also included the traditional chord (or belt) exchange, where students moved to the next stage of their capoeira career based on their time and dedication to the sport. The ceremony was filled with capoeira games between children, teachers, contramestres, and mestres (masters) from the Cordãon de Ouro Capoeira group in Campinas, SP.
The event was put together by teacher Ferpa and the school. “The students continue to amaze us with their performances every year. The exchange of the chords is incredibly symbolic for them, representing one of the many challenges they have overcome and demonstrating their preparation for the stages to come. Parents, families, and guests come to enjoy every moment, marveling at the students’ discipline, enthusiasm doing the gingas, and respect towards their peers during the proposed activities,” observed Ferpa.
It is worth noting that Capoeira is offered as an extracurricular activity for students in the primary school. Elementary school students have the class integrated into their bilingual curriculum. “Including Capoeira in school promotes children’s complete development, as well as serves as an opportunity for students to connect to the Brazilian culture,” concluded the teacher.