How the name Beija-flor group came about
The name Beija-Flor came when I had the first contact with capoeira.
I asked one of the capoeiristas of the beach to make a capoeira movement and he did the Beija-Flor. The movement was so beautiful that I loved it and never forgot it again. I started to try the movement and it was the first that I could do, and its the movement that best characterizes capoeira. Whenever a capoeira movement is requested from a capoeirista, the Beija-Flor is the most usual thing to do. When I founded the group, I found the name Beija-Flor the most beautiful and appropriate.
How did the group logo came about
Each element of the logo has a special meaning:
The bird Beija-flor (Humming bird) - symbolizes freedom because it is a bird that does not go into captivity;
Blue - represents all freedom,for exemple, the sky;
Red - the passion for capoeira and blood shed by the slaves;
Yellow (gold) - the quality of the beija flor group;
White - purity;
Black color - the black slave;
The slogan of the group Friendship, Union and Strength
Friendship is part of who I am and my philosophy of life. I try to and make friends wherever I go and I love being with people. Union is when we all come together to achieve something better and beneficial to all. Strength is what arises from friendship and unity, being in a group where these feelings and this philosophy exist an unequaled strength is born where ...