All about Capoeira
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
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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.