capoeira

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cap·o·ei·ra

 (kăp′ō-ā′rə, kä′po͝o-ā′rä)
n.
A martial art of Brazilian origin that is based around a rhythmic, dancelike movement.

[Brazilian Portuguese, perhaps from capoeira, cultivated field that has reverted to forest or scrubland (perhaps in reference to the origins of the martial art in gatherings held by slaves and poor rural communities), from Tupí kopu̯era (influenced by Tupí kaa, scrubland) : ko, clearing, agricultural field cleared in a forest : pu̯era, that once was.]

capoeira

(ˌkæpʊˈeɪrə)
n
1. (Martial Arts (other than Judo & Karate) & Combat Sports) a movement discipline combining martial art and dance, which originated among African slaves in 19th-century Brazil
2. (Dancing) a movement discipline combining martial art and dance, which originated among African slaves in 19th-century Brazil
[C20: from Portuguese]
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Thus capoeira masters, including Pastinha and Mestre Bimba, the most famous name in Capoeira Regional, were able to emerge from years of teaching and practicing more or less underground and establish open academies.
I have referred to it (or others do, variously) as martial art, dance, practice, ballet, and so on, but little I have said so far would indicate that it is a sport (of course almost everything I have said--and what Merrell says--applies to Capoeira Angola; accounts of Capoeira Regional, with its emphasis on extreme athleticism and competition, is something else).
Le premier a avoir ouvert la capoeira au dialogue que lui proposait la culture nationale consensuelle est Mestre Bimba, retenu dans l'histoire comme le createur de la capoeira Regional.