All about Capoeira

by:Elisha Smith

What is capoeira?

Capoeira is an afro-brazilian martial art that dates back as far as the 16th century. Used by slaves to escape slavery

why was capoeira created

Capoeira was created as a form of self-defense against their slave masters. Slaves used this art form as a way to rebel against the slave masters and rebel

influential capoeira masters

capoeira is all around you (YouTube) can't use link

isnt capoeira that dancing thing?

Yes, and no. Capoeira is a martial art hidden as a dance using many west African cultures as a way of hiding it. Capoeira had to be hidden because then capoeira was outlawed . there were laws against slaves practicing any martial arts, and a law against slaves practicing their culture, capoeira was a way to bypass these laws.