From "The martial arts FAQ"
The berimbau and the atabaque are shown in this picture:
Capoeiristas (people who practice Capoeira) can get higher cords each
A Batizado (from the word "baptize") is the traditional ceremony, in which new students are becoming a part of the Capoeira. In this ceremony, new Capoeiristas are given nicknames, according to their character or appearance.
Nicknames are a traditional part of the Capoeira. In the beginning of the century, Capoeira was illegal. Therefore, the Capoeiristas made up nicknames, in order not to be recognized in their real names. Capoeiristas who were caught, were imprisoned.
All the names in this site (such as Crystao, Toupeira and Franja) are nicknames.
There are many Capoeira groups in the world. Our group, Abadá
(Associação Brasileira de Apoio e Desenvolvimento de Arta-Capoeira),
is the world's largest group.
Mestre Camisa founded it in 1988. Now, Abadá has members all over the world, and is acquiring more and more fans.