Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art, game and dance, developed
by africans enslaved in Brazil during the 17th Century.
stand in a circle (roda) and take turns playing music and sparring. In the capoeira video section you can also find some video instructions.
Online instruction: Capoeira
Style description: Capoeira
- Sparring includes groundwork to the music, kicks,
different strikes, sweeps, throws, escaping techniques and difficult
- The players have to fight to the rhytmus "Toque"
The instruments used to play the music are called: Berimbau, Atabaque
- There are 3 different capoeira styles:
Capoeira Angola (Mestre Pastinha - more traditional)
Capoeira Regional (Mestre Bimba) and
Capoeira Contemporãnea (competetive - similar to wushu "Dui
Da" Competitions - not like contact sports)
Trainer advice: Capoeira
- Gymnastics or wushu background can be very helpful
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