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#1 Posted : Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:42:49 AM(UTC)
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I recently watched a PBS documentary about Capoeira. Capoeira is a style of fighting that was introduced to South American from enslaved Africans. The style of fighting looks a lot like dancing, so it was disquised to keep slave masters from knowing when the participants were improving their fighting craft. I see people frequently incoorpoate Capoeira moves in dance moves in the United States. I was wonder if Capoeira is taught to tourist visiting Brazil and other South American countries.
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#2 Posted : Thursday, October 30, 2014 3:20:10 PM(UTC)
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Africa is surprising in every single waySmile
The fact that fighting is associated with music is no surprise, every detail of social life there has an inner meaning, that can be discovered as soon as you leave behind all prejudice
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#3 Posted : Thursday, October 30, 2014 6:09:26 PM(UTC)
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Whenever someone mentions Capoeira this movie comes in front of my eyes http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107750/ :)
A really interesting and unique sport. It would be nice to be involved in one training class with some capoeira expert.
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rzashida on 12/5/2014(UTC)
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#4 Posted : Friday, December 5, 2014 4:17:04 AM(UTC)
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I just watch a movie with Jean Claude Van Damme , I am not sure of the name of the movie, but it was filmed in the 80's. He fought with people with various techniques including Capoeira. Capoeira has gained popularity in martial art movies. I want to check out that movie you mentioned wanderer.
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#5 Posted : Sunday, December 7, 2014 7:18:41 PM(UTC)
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This martial art seems quite interesting, and likely was useful during the time of chattel slavery. I would take it up as a hobby or to perform, but in today's world, I would much rather use a martial system that quickly and efficiently dispatches of my foes.
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