Capoeira da Mata
Capoeira da Mata is a Honolulu based non-profit organization dedicated to increase the cultural awareness and education through the art of Capoeira. Lead by Professor Bala and supervised by Mestre Duas Duzias (Viçosa, Minas Gerais), Capoeira da Mata (formerly CDO Hawaii) has been actively promoting and showcasing not only Capoeira, but also the other Afro-Brazilian art forms such as Maculele, Samba de roda, Dança de Guerrero, and much more.
Capoeira Cordão de Ouro Association (Associação de Capoeira Cordão de Ouro) was founded in September 1st, 1967 by Mestre Suassuna and Mestre Brasilia in São Paulo, Brazil. The name “Cordão de Ouro (Golden Belt)” was inspired by a popular song at that time on the radio. It was also a nickname of a legendary capoeirista, Besouro Cordão de Ouro, who lived before the division of Capoeira Angola and Regional.
In the academy, Mestre Suassuna taught Capoeira Regional, and Mestre Brasilia taught Capoeira Angola. From there, Cordão de Ouro has spread throughout the world on five different continents, has become one of the most renowned Capoeira groups in the world.