Representation of the colors
The colors progression goes from green to yellow to blue and to white with mixed colored belts in between. These are the colors of the Brazilian flag in order of appearance.
Green (verde) in the cordão (belt) represents the hope of all beginners to achieve a higher level of understanding of the game, its philosophy and the spirit of the art. Green in the Brazilian flag represents the hope and the forests that are a crucial and vital important part of life in our planet.
Yellow (amarelo) represents “gold,” the happiness of having reached a richness of capoeira vocabulary that provides a more satisfactory dialogue in the game. But students with yellow belts know that as in life they need to keep aspiring to higher levels. Their goal is the limit that is truly limitless. This is a rich and precious stage where the capoeira personality will be defined.
Blue (azul) represents the sky and is the highest level a student can reach. Like a bird in the sky, the students can explore all that capoeira offers. They are breaking the umbilical cord that ties them to the mestre and are getting ready to soon direct their own classes. Although this won’t happen until they graduate into a contra mestre, it is now when the preparation begins.
White (branco) is the limitless limit and represents peace. Now the mind is flexible and open to dealing with all kinds of human beings. It is the level where teaching and learning becomes balanced. It is the time when one understands that there is no right or wrong, just difference in each capoeirista as in everybody in the world.
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