Graduation in the Grupo Cativeiro Capoeira

In the belief inthe roots of Capoiera which are originaly afro-brazilian, the graduation inthe GCC follows the tradition of the afro-brazilian religion candomblé. Why belts are used? Because it was blets and ropes, which the black people used to fasten their cotton-trowsers. Beside this system there are nowadays lots of people, who use leatherbelts and maintain to be Master.

Although the GCC is part of the biggest organistion which coordinates Capoiera, the CBC, which decrees a own system of graduating masters. Nowadays the colors of the belts are adapted at the system of the CBC. The original graduation of the GCC is expressed in a symbol of the Orixa with name in each case and in each colour on the sleeve of the shirt.