THE GROUP AND ITS HISTORY

by Mestre Boca Rica

Mestre Suassuna

"Quando eu morrer, me enterre na Lapinha...
Calça culote, paletó, almofadinha...
Adeus Bahia, zum,zum, zum, Cordão de Ouro..."
Baden Powell

60s
The first students Mestre Suassuna
in Itabuna – Bahia. From left to
right standin Chico Minuto, Garrincha and Clido.
Squatting, Mestre Suassuna and Polícia.
Known as Luizinho - Mestre Luís Medicina,
Who stood out at the time, today Mestre of Grupo Raça.

TheAssociation of Capoeira Cordão de Ouro was founded by Master Suassuna in the 60s, more exactly in September, 1st 1967, together with Mestre Brasilia, a time of great festivals of Brazilian popular music. When you hear the chorus of the song up on a radio, the both, now with the idea of opening a gym, decided to use the name Cordão de Ouro, because it is Beetle Cordão de Ouro, a former Capoeira Angola and the Regional Division. Master Suassuna´s teached Capoeira Regional and Capoeira Angola Mestre Brasília within the same space. After a short period, Mestre Brasilia´s decided to found his own group, São Bento Grande.

In this difficulty for capoeira, when persecution of the dictatorship and prejudice prevented their development in the South, Master Suassuna, Bahia Itabuna, newly arrived in Sao Paulo, continued the work and performed strongly, showing the techniques of the game and fight season , opening the first academy in the capital state. With hard work, did not take long to have his first wobbly, such as Boden, Ezra Son, Tarzan, Tweak, Almir Sands, Caius, and many others.

Sheltered from the north and northeast capoeiristas who came here in order to better spread the art of capoeira, making reference to their fitness for the formation of a large crop of new teachers in São Paulo soil. Capoeira Cordão de Ouro was the birthplace of many prominent names. Besides those already mentioned, the Masters came Flávio Tucano, Biriba, Dal, Marcelo Caveirinha, Urubú Malandro, Espirro Mirim, Xavier, Lúcifer, Torinho, Pial, Cangurú, Sarará, Zé Antônio, Ponciano, Bolinha, Geraldinho, without also forget Master Cicero, Master Ze Carlos and Penteado, although heating grandchildren have an invaluable resource for students Master Suassuna value and Cordão de Ouro Group, among the many who would complete a huge list.

Always restless Master Suassuna never settled, keeping your work continuously recycled, creating after years, the Game of Miudinho. A new team of capoeiristas enrich your library against master: Boca Rica, Habibs, Mintirinha, Kibe, Denis, Saroba, Coruja, Chicote, Chiclete, Kino, Pintado, Lú Pimenta, Barata, Esquilo, Romualdo and others, regents a new and rich game, better known as choosy generation plastics movements.

Today, with numerous subsidiaries in Brazil and abroad, the Cordão de Ouro Group has an important role among all groups of capoeira, not only by representing the Master Suassuna for sport and culture, but also for the work done by him and their supporters. In order to keep poultry in a highly technical level, interacting speed, agility, resilience, creativity, music and malice, without forgetting its roots.

This effort has been offset by the dedication of capoeiristas who follow the philosophy of the group.

Copyright 2017 - Grupo Cordão de Ouro Ltda.

Av. Duque de Caxias, 94 - Centro

Zip Code 01214-000 - São Paulo - Brazil

Phone: + 55 (11) 3221-1217

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