11/3-11/6 2016 Batizado/Cord Changing Event

6th Annual Capoeira Karkara Batizado

Cord Changing Event


It’s an exciting time of year at Capoeira Karkara!

Our big annual event – the Batizado/Cord-Changing Ceremony – will be held on Sunday, November 6th at  the DeVos Blum Family YMCA in Boynton Beach at 10:00am.

Come see what capoeira is all about! Feel the energy of different students, professors and mestres coming together from Bahia, Brazil and around the country under one roof to share their passion for capoeira. It’s something you have to witness to understand the power of this event.

Following some captivating presentations of different aspects of this unique cultural art form, including acrobatics and Brazilian cultural music and dance, our students will show off their talents that they have acquired over the last year of training and progress to the next ranking after being tested by one or more of the instructors, professors, contramestres and mestres who will be coming in from Brazil and all over the U.S. to help make this event an unforgettable experience.

ADMISSION FEE is only $3.00 (12 and up) in advance or $5.00 at the door

Sponsorship opportunities available. We will be happy to promote your business in exchange for your support of this event. Email info@capokusa.com or call 561-737-3425 for details. Click here to download Sponsorship form.

Information for Participants:

Please let us know if you have any questions on test schedules if you haven’t already gotten tested, or whether you and/or your child are on track to earn the next cord.

Batizado Fee: The fee was due by October 1st, please speak to us for the exact price, family discounts, and payment plans available.

Among other famous mestres and professors from around the world, we are pleased to announce that none other than Mestre Bamba himself will be traveling once again from Bahia Brazil to participate in our Batizado! Mestre Bamba is by far the biggest name in capoeira that we have ever brought to our batizado – he runs the academy in Salvador Bahia that is the first ever capoeira school created by the founder of Capoeira Regional himself, Mestre Bimba. It is a privilege and an honor to have such an important mestre come share his knowledge and passion for capoeira with us.


Updated Batizado Week Event Schedule: Dates & Times

Thursday Nov 3
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Workshop – Adults
8:00 pm – Open Roda

Friday Nov 4
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Open Roda for Kids
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Workshop – Adults
8:00 pm – Open Roda

Saturday Nov 5
9:30 – 10:30 am – Beginners Kids Workshop (Corda Crua & Green/Blue Cords Ages 7 & under)
10:30 – 11:30 am – Beginners Kids workshop (Corda Crua & Green/Blue Cords Ages 8 & up)
11:30 – 12:30 pm – Intermediate/Advanced Kids Workshop (Yellow/Green Cords & up)
12:30 – 1:00 pm – Break
1:00 – 2:30 pm – Workshop – Adults
2:30 – 4:00 pm – Workshop – Adults
4:00 pm – OPEN RODA

Sunday, November 6
The Batizado will begin promptly at 10:00 am at the Boynton YMCA.
(Approximate Schedule)
10:00 am – 11:00 am – Open Rodas and Performances/Shows
11:00 am – 12:30 pm – Kids Batizado
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Adults Batizado

(All workshops Thurs-Sat held at the academy 3553 W Boynton Beach Blvd. Batizado on Sunday held at the Boynton YMCA, 9600 S Military Trail, Boynton Beach, FL 33436)

After party details will be announced.

Karkara Students : 

All above workshops and rodas are included in your batizado fee.

Outside students: 

$20.00 Each workshop
$20.00 Participation at the batizado (includes event shirt)


A big thank you to our sponsors who have shown us amazing support!



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