Congratulations Zico V., Michael V., and Anjali P. for achieving their green cords, and SMS Alumnus Ketan P. for achieving his yellow cord. Saturday, November 16th, Dallas Capoeira hosted their Baptizado, a formal community event to celebrate the achievements of the students. Multiple Capoeira organizations attended from across the state. The Professors and Masters helped test, conduct and perform classes for all the attendees. Many students were “Baptized” into the ranking system for this type of Martial Arts. This event was an opportunity for students to test for a higher rank or for new students to attain the lowest rank. Similar to a belt system in other martial arts.