Mestre (Master) is the highest rank one can achieve in Capoeira. It shows that the Capoeirista have trained for years the different components of Capoeira (such as playing the different instruments, having an immense know-how about the history and the folclore, playing with mandinga and malicia in the roda etc.), which is displayed sometimes in a red or white Corda, an equivalent to the black belt in Karate for example.