Capoeira ¬¬– martial arts, dance and music!
Today, capoeira is fast becoming a popular way to keep fit, improve strength and co-ordination. But what is capoeira exactly?
Capoeira is an art form, which combines martial arts, dance and music. It was first developed in Brazil by slaves brought from Africa some time after the 16th century, as a way for the captives to fight back against their exploiters. Characterised by powerful kicks, sweeps and acrobatics, but accompanied with instruments and songs, it disguised a deadly fighting style as something that looked like a dance.