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Capoeira Kicks: An Overview of the Brazilian Art’s Fancy Foot Techniques (Part 2)

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

The author describes the most popular leg techniques of the Brazilian martial art of capoeira, including the instep kick, heel kick and screw kick, as well as the iconic one-arm handstand kick and two-foot mule kick.
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Posted in Capoeira.

Brazilian Martial Arts DVD Collection Features Capoeria Moves and Capoeira Drills

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Earlier this week, Black Belt announced G4′s American Ninja Warrior tryouts. The show’s intense obstacle course requires its athletic contestants to perform a wide variety of acrobatic leaps, swings, dangles and landings. Anyone even thinking of taking on that course would require hard-core body conditioning for strength, flexibility, agility, balance and cardiovascular endurance. This is
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Posted in Capoeira.

Capoeira: The Muddied History of Brazil’s Other Martial Art

Monday, March 21st, 2011

For several years now, Brazil has skirted its heritage with capoeira. It has been overlooked, disregarded and dismissed. Historians battled against bureaucratic red tape. To find the clearing, some gaps in history had to be filled in. A few years ago an 81-year-old Vicente Ferreira Pastinha— a Portuguese man and an eyewitness to the open
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Posted in Capoeira, General Martial Arts History, Western Martial Arts History.