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What is Capoeira?

Capoeira is a martial art that combines elements of self-defense with community-oriented philosophy, ritual, musical instruments, song, dance, and acrobatics. It began with enslaved Africans in Brazil.  By design, Capoeira resembles a dance, as two persons exchange synchronized movements in an enclosed circle called a roda.  Capoeira derives from a rich history of building global communities and providing students, capoeiristas, with multiple benefits.

Capoeira Mar Verde

 United Capoeira Association 

Professor Leão Preto

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