What is Capoeira

Capoeira is a Mar­tial Sci­ence that was devel­oped in Brasil by African Slaves over 500yrs ago to fight oppres­sion. It is believed that the Slaves des­guised this art as a dance to pre­vent the Slave-masters from dis­cov­er­ing that the slaves could in fact phys­i­cally defend themselves.

Capoeira was so well des­guised with the instru­ments and music, the dance ele­ment and other assets that to this day it is still arguable whether Capoeira is a mar­tial Art. The funny thing is the con­fu­sion is not only between non-Capoeira prac­ti­tion­ers but Capoeristas(Capoeira practitioners)as well.