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Capoeira: Roots of the Dance-Fight-Game

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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.

Synopsis:

Capoeira: Roots of the Dance-Fight-Game covers a broad range of topics — philosophy, history, training — related to the increasingly popular martial arts style. 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 that philosophy, are also discussed. Instructions and exercises in intermediate and advanced skills take up where the author's previous book left off.

About the Author

Nestor Capoeira was initiated by Mestre Leopoldina, a living legend. Later he joined the Senzala Group and in 1969 received the coveted "red-rope," Senzala's highest graduation. In 1990 he left Senzala and started to teach his personal approach to the Game at his own school. He has been a pioneer at teaching capoeira in Europe, and his books have been published in France, Denmark, Germany, and the United States. He has worked in film, theater, and television and currently teaches at the Planetario de Gavea in Rio de Janeiro.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781556434044
Author:
Capoeira, Nestor
Publisher:
Blue Snake Books
Location:
Berkeley, Calif.
Subject:
Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Subject:
Capoeira (Dance)
Subject:
Capoeira
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Martial Arts
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW ILLUS. THROUGHOUT
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.5 in 1.25 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Capoeira: Roots of the Dance-Fight-Game covers a broad range of topics — philosophy, history, training — related to the increasingly popular martial arts style. 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 that philosophy, are also discussed. Instructions and exercises in intermediate and advanced skills take up where the author's previous book left off.
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