Brazilian Capoeira Batizado Graduation Ceremony
Students of the Brazilian art of Capoeira performed at the 22nd annual Batizado, or graduation ceremony, at Abada Capoeira on 22nd and Mission on Sunday. Capoeira is a Brazilian form of martial arts that combines elements of dance, music, and acrobatics. The ceremony included both a performance and Batizado ceremony where students advancing to the next level were given 'cords' to signify their new positions.
Evan DuCharme, SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER
A student stretches before the 22nd annual Batizado or graduation ceremony at Abada Capoeria on 22nd and Mission on Sunday.