Fact #238

As you probably know Capoeira is a martial art infused dance. Yet interesting fact about it’s origin is that it is was disguised as a cultural dance to fight back Portuguese colonists who enslaved local population in 16th century. So basically this mix of dance and martial art was created to fight colonizers who had advantage in in gun power.

http://theculturetrip.com/south-america/brazil/articles/disguised-in-dance-the-secret-history-of-capoeira/

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