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What is a batizado?

A Capoeira Batizado is a special event in the practice of Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music. The term "Batizado" translates literally to "baptism" in Portuguese, and the event signifies the initiation of new students into the Capoeira community.

 

Here are some key aspects of a Capoeira Batizado:

1. Graduation Ceremony:

New students receive their first cord (belt) and are officially welcomed into the Capoeira group. Advanced students may also receive new cords, indicating their progress and skill level.


2. Roda (Circle):

A central part of the Batizado is the roda, where Capoeiristas form a circle and take turns playing Capoeira in the center. The roda is accompanied by traditional capoeira music, including instruments like the berimbau, pandeiro, and atabaque.


3. Mestres and Guests:

Experienced Capoeira masters (mestres) and instructors are often invited to the Batizado. They may lead workshops, perform demonstrations, and participate in the roda, providing valuable learning experiences for the students.


4. Performance and Celebration:

The Batizado often includes performances, singing, and dancing, celebrating the culture and community of capoeira. It's a festive occasion, reflecting the joy and camaraderie inherent in Capoeira practice.


5. Workshops and Training:

Leading up to the Batizado, there are usually intensive workshops and training sessions. These sessions help students prepare for the event and improve their skills.

The Batizado is a significant milestone in a Capoeirista's journey, symbolizing growth, achievement, and deeper integration into the capoeira community.

event schedule

October 25, 2024

5:00PM - Registration & check-in

6:00PM - Open Roda

October 26, 2024

9:00AM - Registration/check-in & Breakfast

9:30AM - Warm up

10:00PM - Workshop with Professora Morena

11:30 - Workshop with Dandha Da Hora

1:00PM - Lunch

2:30PM - Workshop with Mestre Xangô

4:00PM - Performances

4:30PM - Batizado

6:00PM - Open Roda

8:00PM - Dinner

October 27, 2024

Register to attend!

$225

Location:

Loopkicks Tricking Gym

2790 El Camino Real

Santa Clara, CA 95051

Contact:

Loopkicks Tricking Gym

2790 El Camino Real

Santa Clara, CA 95051

E: mike.handslikefeet@gmail.com

P: 774-573-7143

12:30AM - Social Event, Santa Cruz Roda

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