Capoeira

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Capoeira is an energetic, often acrobatic, dance-like style of martial art. Capoeira was first practiced by African slaves who were taken to work in Brazil. Capoeira is primarily based around kicking, as a slave’s hands were normally manacled.

In Capoeira, many movements are carried out while in a handstand position, often resembling modern Breakdance moves.

There are a variety of forms of Capoeira, including where two people ‘play fight each other inside a circle formed by spectators, while other members of the group play instruments and sing. The music dictates the speed or tempo of the movements.

Origin: Brazil

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    8 Responses to Capoeira

    1. That’s so hot. Oh how I wish I could learn this.

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    2. This is what I think of every time I see a capoeira reference.

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    3. so basically its a combat style invented by uppity niggers

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    4. First time I saw this the guy got his ass so severely beaten I never took it seriously again.

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    5. the instruments that they play include shakers and a birimbau, which is played with a stick in one hand and a rock in the other.

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