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Fighting Methods

Practitioners are called capeoiristas , and range from 15 years of age up to around 60 or beyond. Masters of the art are called Mestres . Participants face off in the middle of a circle of spectators (known as a roda — pronounced hoda). Inside the roda, capeoiristas practice interactive two-man fighting routines that involve executing specific fighting techniques, footwork patterns and other specialized movements. Read on »

You’ve probably never had a dance partner as dangerous as the practitioner of Capoeira. This system of unarmed combat is still widely practiced today. Read on for an understanding of the history and technique of this beautiful and effective martial art. Read on »