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Capoeira ! by: Wesley “ Leão ” Riggs. What is Capoeira ?. African-Brazilian Art Form African-Brazilian Martial Art Music, dancing, and fighting A game played mostly with feet Capoeira is played In a roda (circle) . The history of Capoeira.

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Capoeira by wesley le o riggs

Capoeira!

by:

Wesley “Leão” Riggs


What is capoeira
What is Capoeira?

African-Brazilian Art Form

African-Brazilian Martial Art

Music, dancing, and fighting

A game played

mostly with feet

Capoeirais played

In a roda (circle)


The history of capoeira
The history of Capoeira

Africa is where a majority of the elements were inherited from

Was developed by slaves and brought to Brazil

Between the years of 1890-1920 Capoeira was illegal in Brazil


Movements of c apoeira
Movements of Capoeira

Composed of many different movements

Attacks - such as a "benção“ (straight kick)

Defenses – such as a "cocorinho“ (squat)

Acrobatics-

Flips, handstands,

And cartwheels


Music of capoeira
Music of Capoeira

Music controls the game

The rhythm of the music dictates the speed and energy

The berimbauis the main instrument

Singing is also important


The clothes of c apoeira
The clothes of Capoeira

Uniforms are important for training

They depend on the preferences of the academy

Generally, the clothes are

white

Uniforms include pants

and a shirt, one with an

Academy logo


Capoeira by wesley le o riggs
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The man in the middle is my mestre(master). I’m on the right!