Earlier this week, Black Belt announced G4's American Ninja Warrior tryouts. The show's intense obstacle course requires its athletic contestants to perform a wide variety of acrobatic leaps, swings, dangles and landings. Anyone even thinking of taking on that course would require hard-core body conditioning for strength, flexibility, agility, balance and cardiovascular endurance. This is where capoeira videos come in handy for addressing all these conditioning criteria! Among the Brazilian martial arts, the acrobatic moves of capoeira are renowned for cardiovascular conditioning, balance development and agility enhancement. Part martial art, part dance, capoeira moves contains a wide range of strikes, kicks and acrobatic maneuvers that place significant performance demand on the body.
CAPOEIRA VIDEOS Learn Capoeira Drills and Capoeira Fighting Techniques In Five Brazilian Martial Arts DVD Titles Available Now!The history of capoeira starts in 1405, when Chinese admiral Zheng He set sail from China to East Africa aboard 62 huge treasure ships carrying 28,000 men. The admiral left warriors and laymen to live with the native cultures he encountered on his journey. The last stop on the admiral's journey was Angola, Africa, where Chinese warriors ended up living with the coastal natives. In the decades to follow, Portuguese slave traders would ship Angolans to Brazil. Not long after this, it's thought that Angolan slaves in Brazil developed a system of unarmed self-defense called "capoeira."
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