- From Portuguese capoeira, of uncertain etymology. (Wiktionary)
- Portuguese, from earlier *capon, capon, from Vulgar Latin *cappō, *cappōn-, from Latin cāpō, cāpōn-. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The martial art/dance called capoeira, was born out of extremes as well, devised by Brazilian slaves as a way to train for rebellion.”
“Traditions like this ancient dance known as capoeira, originally from Angola in southern Africa.”
“The artful dance form called capoeira is widely known as a cultural expression in Brazil, but it's rapidly becoming all the rage in the capital of Angola.”
“But it's the name for artists who practice the dance form known as capoeira and they will definitely provide a jolt to your senses in Vail, Colorado Aug. 8 and 9.”
“Archery, swordplay, "capoeira" dance, martial arts, puppetry and pyrotechnics (including 120 30-foot-high fireballs) highlight the Twins 'adventures.”
“Originally developed by slaves, 'capoeira' has a unique fluidity that makes it seem more like dance.”
“When you see a capoeira practitioner really fight with capoiera, it looks a lot like evasive, high-movement kickboxing.”
“One of my Brazilian friends, who has studied capoeira, showed me a totally scary video of an ultimate fighting event.”
“In that event, the capoeira practitioner finished off his opponent in a few seconds with a lightning fast roundhouse kick to the head that made Mike Tyson look slow.”
“This post was mentioned on Twitter by Wayne Fleury, Sona capoeira.”
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