Capoeira


The Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian cultural expression originated in Brazil, which covers various facets. The best known is the facet of martial art or fighting, while the rest are equally important: the musical aspect and expression body, the facet oral / linguistics and traditional facet. The capoeira is a way to express themselves

History

One theory suggests that the Capoeira originated from a courtship dance in Angola done by the pretenders to young women, however, this is one of many theories. There is controversy about whether the game arrived with African slaves or if Africans refined a game brasileiro incumbent. Indistincly, the catalyst for capoeira, was homogeinización of Africans under the oppression of slavery. The Capoeira emerged as a form of resistance to oppression, an art practiced in secret, a transmission of culture and spiritual encouragement.
Many scholars argue that the Brazilian Capoeira was born as a way of disguising the fact that slaves were trained to fight (against their owners), hidden in the form of a lively dance number. This explains why today Capoeira is shown as a blend of dance techniques and smooth fight.
Legalization
The Mestre Bimba made a great contribution to the preservation of this art when opening the first academy for teaching Capoeira. This represented a big step toward legalizing this practice in Brazil and allowed Capoeira gain popularity in an era in which this art was on the verge of extinction.
Capoeira Roda
Historically, capoeira is practiced in rhodes, which are so to speak "without struggles friendly contact", although not always be so. Practitioners forming a closed circle composed of fighters and musicians, leading the pace and intensity of the "game"