Capoeira is a Brazilian art form that combines elements of martial arts, sports, and music. It was created in Brazil mainly by descendants of African slaves with Brazilian native influences, probably beginning in the 16th century. It is known by quick and complex moves, using mainly kicks and quick leg sweeps, with some ground and aerial acrobatics, knee, elbows, punches and headbutts. The word capoeira comes from the Tupi-guarani language, referring to the low vegetation areas in the intern part of Brazil.
Tags African slaves Brazilian art form Brazilian native influences Capoeira Elbows Ground and aerial acrobatics Headbutts Knee Low vegetation area Martial Arts Music Part of Brazil Punches Quick leg sweeps Sports Tupi-guarani
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