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Tag Archives: capoeiras

Capoeira Kicks: An Overview of the Brazilian Art’s Fancy Foot Techniques (Part 2)

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

The author describes the most popular leg techniques of the Brazilian martial art of capoeira, including the instep kick, heel kick and screw kick, as well as the iconic one-arm handstand kick and two-foot mule kick.
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Posted in Capoeira.

Capoeira: The Dance Art of Martial Arts

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Some 400 years ago in Angola, on the west coast of Africa, a form of combat practiced by the natives was beginning to take shape in what we would today call a martial art. Four centuries later, capoeira is practiced in that South American nation known as Brazil. It no longer uses savage self-defense techniques
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Posted in Capoeira, General Martial Arts History, Martial Arts Multimedia, Western Martial Arts History.

Capoeira: The Muddied History of Brazil’s Other Martial Art

Monday, March 21st, 2011

For several years now, Brazil has skirted its heritage with capoeira. It has been overlooked, disregarded and dismissed. Historians battled against bureaucratic red tape. To find the clearing, some gaps in history had to be filled in. A few years ago an 81-year-old Vicente Ferreira Pastinha— a Portuguese man and an eyewitness to the open
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Posted in Capoeira, General Martial Arts History, Western Martial Arts History.