CAPOEIRA is an AFRO-BRAZILIAN form of dance/sport/exercise that is simultaneously a self-defense technique a form of music and an active art. Capoeira arose during the time of Brazilian slavery, when African slaves in the Brazilian interior learned the rhythmic and acrobatic form of fighting to defend themselves but presented it to their masters as a dance, a sport and a form of entertainment.
Capoeira is a proud African-Brazilian art form that demonstrates the way enslaved Africans used their culture as a way to combat colonial oppression. The sport requires discipline, flexibility and a sense of humor and is both a playfully athletic and deeply spiritual pursuit. Playing capoeira gives us a chance to connect with the struggles of colonized people while experiencing their resilience through the game’s graceful wit.
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