The Brazilian martial art of Capoeira is a subtle camouflage in which the dancers are real fighters.
Capoeira-Brazil ‘s death dance-is an incredibly strange martial style, with a striking combination of classical Brazilian dance and African battle techniques.
Being created from a blend and a synthesis of several different traditions, Capoeira ‘s techniques are often very diverse. In this martial art, there is a mixture of body rebound, aerobatic skills, running footsteps to dance, and fast strikes … Born in the ban on Portuguese colonialism, over a time of continuous resistance, Capoeira is now a cultural legacy of the people of Brazil.
In the 17th century, the trade in African slavery was strongly carried out in Brazil by Portuguese colonization. African slaves in Brazil primarily come from the tribes of West and Central Africa, who trade and combine cultural traditions with each other. When the ancient martial arts culture of African slaves was uncovered, they slyly fused it with Brazilian folk dance to form Capoeira (a name granted to the art of Indians in Brazil).
While the birth and growth of Capoeira were then banned and violently suppressed, Capoeira and her practitioners have endured and struggled through the years. To this day, Capoeira has become a special cultural legacy in Brazil and was recognised as a national sport in 1937.
From the famous to the upper class, they could not resist the mesmerizing appeal of this Brazilian death dance. Capoeira, in particular, is very common in Latin America thanks to its unique versatility and strength.
As other martial arts, Capoeira often has belts (belts are woven from thin ropes), with red being the highest belt, and only a trained instructor wears this red belt.
Batizado is conducted once a year, with differing ranks and colors according to the criteria and relevant laws of each group.