The Associação de Capoeira Cordão de Ouro was founded by Reinaldo Ramos Suassuna, known as Mestre Suassuna together with Mestre Brasília in the 60s, more precisely on September 1st 1967, at a period of great festivals of Brazilian popular music. After hearing the chorus of a song on radio, both masters, with the idea of opening an academy already in their minds, decided to use the name Cordão de Ouro. The name referred to Besouro Cordão de Ouro, a capoeirista (Capoeira practitioner) who lived prior to the distinctions between Capoeira Angola and Capoeira Regional. Mestre Suassuna and Mestre Brasília would teach Capoeira Regional and Capoeira Angola, respectively, in the same space. After a short period, Mestre Brasilia decided to found his own group, naming it São Bento Grande. Cordão de Ouro Group has an important role among all groups of capoeira, not only by representing the mestre 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.
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