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capoeira

a movement discipline combining martial art and dance, which originated among African slaves in 19th-century Brazil
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Mestre Nago feels that capoeira could really help children make healthier life choices in a country with one of the highest diabetes rates in the world.
It is described by the United Capoeira Association as "ritualised combat in which players exchange movements of attack and defence in a constant flow while observing rituals and proper manners of the art".
The Little Capoeira Book by Nestor Capoeira (North Atiantic Books; $15.
RIGHT MOVES: Capoeira skills at Marden Bridge Middle School, Whitley Bay; SHOWCASE: Pupils put on Capreira and street dance performances at Marden Bridge Middle School in Whitley Bay PICTURES: IAIN BUIST www.
ENERGY Lydia Kriticos and Jamila Rodriguez demonstrate Capoeira.
No one in the city currently teaches the art form, but the Brazilian hopes to spark some interest in capoeira (pronounced cap-wear-a), which combines fighting, music and dance and mimics the ritual which African slaves used to fool their masters into thinking they were dancing, when really they were practising their symbolic means of survival using attack and evasion manoeuvres.
Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art and it's the one that looks like a mixture of martial arts and acrobatics.
Members will also be able to groove to the rhythms of salsa, Brazilian samba and capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian art form that combines dance, music, gymnastics and martial arts.
The answer is Capoeira, a 400-year-old Brazilian martial art that is sweeping the country - without most of us even realising it.
Mestre Bimba, the Enlightened Capoeira (Mestre Bimba, a Capoeira iluminada) (2007) 78 min.
ISLAMABAD -- Brazilian Ambassador Alfredo Leoni on Tuesday said all out efforts are being made to promote the game of Capoeira in Pakistan thus making relations strong between both the countries through sports.
Authentic Samba music and Capoeira workshops have been the highlights of the second day of the Brazil Festival yesterday.