: The Brazilian School of Capoeira (EBC) develops its work on various levels, using capoeira as a form of integrating diverse social classes through this authentically Brazilian sport. Its objectives are to maintain the professionalism of its capoeiristas and to contribute to the formation of ethical and moral values in society, thereby sustaining Brazilian culture.
The direction of the school attempts to introduce a philosophy within society, demonstrating the importance of capoeira as a highly evolved sport and as a form of cultural expression.
Under the direction of Mestre Oscar de Souza Melo Neto, the Escola Brasileira de Capoeira is represented in Brazil in the following states:
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The School’s Insignia : From a study of symbols and coats-of-arms we gain insight and perspective on what a particular group, tribe or clan stands for. It is a knowledge of the rules by which designs are composed and defined, thus heralding the principles with which the group identifies itself.
The EBC Logo : The central symbol used by EBC is a circular emblem of oriental origin, the yin-yang, which stands for the balance between light and dark, right and wrong, good and evil. The berimbau, who commands the roda, is what defines the nature and unfolding of the game. Ancient masters utilized them even up to the point of arms, for defense. On the lower portion is the inscription of our Master’s name in red (the color of the highest graduation) as homage to the leader and founder of our academy, Mestre Oscar.
EBC has spread its wings to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in early September of 2007. In a short period of time, EBC Malaysia, under the supervision of Formado Soldado, has already roughly fifty students. With the intercultural nature of Malaysia’s society, Capoeira is a great way to unite people from all walks of life of different races, religions and origins, as it is an international sport which also came from a country where people of various races and religions walk on the same soil.