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Capoeira

Roots of the Dance-Fight-Game

Capoeira by Nestor Capoeira
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Capoeira is simultaneously a dance, a fight, and a game. Created by the Africans brought to Brazil as slaves beginning in 1500, capoeira was forbidden by law but survived underground. When open practice was allowed in the 1930s it soon became very popular. Capoeira came to America around 1975, and has become widely recognized by dancers and martial artists. The author discusses capoeira's evolution from Brazilian street play into a way of life. The philosophy of capoeira, and the practical and spiritual benefits of this philosophy, are also discussed. Instructions and exercises in intermediate and advanced skills take up where the author's previous book left off. The book includes 100 black-and-white photos and illustrations.
North Atlantic Books; September 2012
376 pages; ISBN 9781583946374
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Title: Capoeira
Author: Nestor Capoeira
 
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1583946373
9781556434044
9781583946374