“Capoeira was developed by the slaves of Brazil as a way to resist their oppressors, secretly practice their art, transmit their culture, and lift their spirits.”

It reminds me of breakdancing. Watch the video, it’s better to watch that talk.

“Capoeira primarily attacks with kicks and sweeps. Some schools teach punches and hand strikes, but they are not as common, because this art was originally developed by handcuffed slaves fighting against their guards.”

“It is this combination of attacks and defense which gives a game of Capoeira its perceived ‘fluidity’ and choreography. Other evasive moves allow the capoeirista to move away or dangerously close in an attempt to trip up the aggressor in the briefest moment of vulnerability (usually in a mid-kick).”

read more on Wikipedia

Watch a video


1 Response to “Capoeira”

  1. 1 Rona!!! March 23, 2006 at 6:33 am

    hey….you still have to show me your boa dance…..

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