CAPOEIRA BERIBAZU BRISBANE
About us - Capoeira in Brisbane
In Australia, Group Beribazu is represented by Instructor Pequeno (Paulo Vinicius) and Estagiaria Déia (Andréia) who teach capoeira in Brisbane. Their work is supervised by Mestre Falcão, who is based in Brazil.
Pequeno started playing capoeira in 1997 in Florianópolis, Brazil, with Mestre Falcão. Despite always being Falcão's student, Pequeno is also very thankful to Jordan Passos (Dan) with whom he trained and learned a lot.
Déia started training in 2002, in Florianópolis, Brazil, also with Mestre Falcão.
In Brisbane, Group Beribazu consists of a not-for-profit activity that welcomes everyone with a positive attitude and interested in learning and sharing their capoeira experience.
About us - Our Capoeira Group
Group Beribazu was created in August 11, 1972 in Brasília, the capital of Brazil, by Mestre Zulu. It follows the ideology that capoeira should always be intimately connected to its cultural roots, aiming at the development of the practiser not only from a body and fight activity but also from the musical, historical and cultural perspectives.
Following the motto "Arte-Luta" (Art-Fight), Group Beribazu seeks to overcome the division between Capoeira Angola and Capoeira Regional, trying to promote capoeira comprehensively, by respecting, acknowledging, and playing all of its facets.
Since its start in Brasília, the group has grown and can now be found all over Brazil. And starting from the beginning of the 1990's, it has expanded its activities to several countries such as Argentina, Poland, Italy, United States, Switzerland, and more recently (since 2011) Australia. In total, the group currently has 148 capoeira teachers, among mestres, contra-mestres, instrutores, monitores and estagiários.
The group is administered by a "Conselho de Mestres" (Board of Masters), composed of all the mestres in the group (currently 17) with a president elected every year.
The Statute that guides the group can be found here (in Portuguese).
beribazu's grading system
The "cordas" (belts) in Group Beribazu are divided as follows:
- Student Cordas
- Teacher Cordas