Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art which combines fighting, acrobatics, dance and music. It was created during the Portuguese colonial period of 16th Century Brazil. African slaves developed this martial art camouflaged as a dance with the hopes of rebelling against their captors. Over the years Capoeira has progressed from an outlawed and marginalized art form to an accepted and revered part of Brazilian culture practiced by all classes, genders and races of people.
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