Capoeira Dance: Famous Martial Art Dance from Brazil

Capoeira Dance from Brazil

Capoeira Dance – Have you ever seen people doing martial movements performed while dancing to the music? Yes, it is a typical Brazilian martial art, Capoeira.

History of Capoeira. The history of Capoeira originated from African slaves in Brazil in the 1500s. The slaves were brought by the Portuguese to Brazil to work on large plantations.

The slaves were often getting abuse from their employers or landlords. To defend themselves, and then they create capoeira martial. Similar capoeira dance move was intentional because the slaves wanted their move is considered as a dance, not as self-defense.

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Capoeira Dance: Famous Martial Art Dance from Brazil

Along with the growth in time, capoeira began to be studied by the white people when the law on the abolition of slavery came into force in Brazil. Until finally capoeira spread all over Brazil.

In a fight, capoeira is usually accompanied by music. Ancient instruments used is Berimbau (a wooden arch with ropes strings are struck with a small wooden vibrates) and Atabaque (big drum). The music is also a camouflage exercise capoeira into a dance movement in the time of slavery in Brazil.

When a slave escape he would be pursued by a professional hunter armed named Capitaes-do-mato (captain forest). Usually, Capoeira is the only martial used by the slaves to defend themselves.

The fight they often occur in the field in a forest in the language of the Tupi-Guarani (one of the indigenous languages in Brazil) called CAA-puera some historians argue that this is the origin of the name of the martial arts.

Capoeira Dance From Brazil
Capoeira Dance from Brazil

History of Capoeira Dance

Capoeira from Brazil – In countries of origin, Capoeira was banned in 1890. People who are caught practicing capoeira would be arrested and tortured. Until finally in 1932, capoeira was revived, as the start dulling of legislation banning capoeira. It is characterized by the opening of the first capoeira school in Salvador by Mestre Bimba.

The Teacher (mestre) Bimba, held a show for Getúlio Vargas, president of Brazil at that time, and this is a new beginning for Capoeira Dance. Starting established academies, allow the public to learn the game of Capoeira Dance.

The names of the most prominent at that time were Vicente Ferreira Pastinha (Master Pastinha), which teaches the flow of Capoeira de Angola, which is very traditional, and Mestre Bimba, who founded the school with some of the innovations that he calls de Capoeira Regional.

Basic movements of martial arts called capoeira ginga. In contrast to other martial arts that require them to be quiet in a position ready to fight, ginga is a continuous body movement and aims to find the right time to attack or defend themselves.

Some other basic movements are handstands, backflips, headspin and whirling handstands. Meanwhile, continued movement of Capoeira Dance consists of au, macaco, macaquinhoa, Bencao, and Martelo.

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