As other martial arts, Capoeira has a system to grade student’s progress. Each group has its own colours and students can only change their cords at a Batizado or Troca de cordão ceremony, which is normally held once a year.
Capoeira União has the following cordas:
|7th||Laranja (Orange) – Estagario|
|9th||Verde (Green) – Instrutor|
|11th||Amarelo (Yellow) – Professor|
|13th||Roxo (Purple) – Contra-Mestre|
|15th||Vermelho (Red) – Mestre|