To become a mestre, the capoeirista must have a long career teaching capoeira and satisfy the following requirements:
– Must be indicated to the title by a recognized and well known teacher.
– Must be recognized by an official confederation of capoeira in Brazil such as the Confederação Brasileira de Capoeira.
– More than anything else, must have the popular recognition as a mestre and unanimous acceptance as such by the traditional masters of the art.
When the capoeiristas reaches the level of mestre, there are 4 different levels to aim for:
Mestre de Primeiro Grau (First degree master)