Capoeira

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A martial art developed in Brazil.

Capoeira was developed as a way for slaves to defeat their oppressors. The dance-like movements and the musical beat attached to capoeira effectively disguised this style of fighting as a fashion of dancing.

The style has a clear emphasis on kicking attacks and handstands, since the slave would often be manacled and the style had to compensate for that.