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Capoeira : roots of the dance-fight-game

Author: Nestor Capoeira
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Blue Snake Books, ©[2002] ©2002
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Capoeira is simultaneously a dance, a fight, and a game. Created by the Africans brought to Brazil as slaves beginning in 1500, capoeira was forbidden by law but survived underground. When open practice was allowed in the 1930s it soon became very popular. Capoeira came to America around 1975, and has become widely recognized by dancers and martial artists. The author discusses capoeira's evolution from Brazilian  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Capoeira, Nestor.
Capoeira.
Berkeley, Calif. : North Atlantic Books, ©2002
(DLC) 2001030938
(OCoLC)46685672
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nestor Capoeira
ISBN: 9781583946374 1583946373
OCLC Number: 817733160
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 346 pages) : illustrations
Other Titles: Capoeira.
Responsibility: Nestor Capoeira.
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Capoeira is simultaneously a dance, a fight, and a game. Created by the Africans brought to Brazil as slaves beginning in 1500, capoeira was forbidden by law but survived underground. When open practice was allowed in the 1930s it soon became very popular. Capoeira came to America around 1975, and has become widely recognized by dancers and martial artists. The author discusses capoeira's evolution from Brazilian street play into a way of life. The philosophy of capoeira, and the practical and spiritual benefits of this philosophy, are also discussed. Instructions and exercises in intermediate and advanced skills take up where the author's previous book left off. The book includes 100 black-and-white photos and illustrations.

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