Batizado

Batizado means baptism in Portuguese, and it is normally an annual event for a Capoeira group in a region or country. The Batizado is simply the first time a new student plays capoeira to the sound of the Berimbau and it is a very important event. The new student will play with a more advanced student, who takes care of the beginner, and helps them to develop their capoeira moves. A typical Batizado consist of workshops, the actual Batizado itself and a Troca de Cordas. Often many groups from more than one region will attend a Batizado for other groups.

Troca de Cordas


Batizado means baptism in Portuguese, and it is normally an annual event for a Capoeira group in a region or country. The Batizado is simply the first time a new student plays capoeira to the sound of the Berimbau and it is a very important event. The new student will play with a more advanced student, who takes care of the beginner, and helps them to develop their capoeira moves. A typical Batizado consist of workshops, the actual Batizado itself and a Troca de Cordas. Often many groups from more than one region will attend a Batizado for other groups.

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