As Raízes (The Roots of Capoeira)

Taken from - http://ancestralmovement.com/capoeira-angola/

Taken from – http://ancestralmovement.com/capoeira-angola/

Details on the history of Capoeira are unclear to date and have gone largely unstudied by academics. What is understood is that the art form was created by African Slaves that were brought to Brazil, by Portuguese Conquistadors and Slave Traders. It is said that the Fighting and Dancing techniques in Capoeira, are derived from different African Cultures, and were also used as defense from Slave Catchers hunting runaway slaves, but once again detail on this are unclear.