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When it comes to burning calories and strengthening muscles to take care of our health and look more attractive, anything that encourages us to get up from the sofa and make us sweat. And it is much better if the activity we choose is also interesting and can be made fun, as with capoeira.
This form of martial art is characterized by combining self defense with elements of music and dance, and some acrobatics and a lot of play and spirituality. Capoeira arose around the 14th century, when the Portuguese began to transport slaves to Brazil from Africa. There are many theories about its creation, but all are surrounded by mysteries and are linked to the desire for freedom and the need to defend and express themselves against slaves. As a martial art, capoeira has evolved over time and has become popular and spread in many countries. From fundamental movements such as ginga to complex choreography, capoeira is quite a visual spectacle.
As a physical exercise routine
This fight has both intense aerobic exercise and flexibility and strength routines, but in addition to contributing to your health, it helps to strengthen your self-esteem and security. It is a complex activity that is not mastered overnight and, like all martial arts, it has various styles, skill levels and rituals. But there is no reason for you to be intimidated or discouraged. Capoeira classes for beginners are offered in many gyms across the country, which you can locate with a simple Google search. On the other hand, if you don't feel ready to try in a class and you have some spacious area in your own house, there are many DVDs and videos on the Internetthat they will give you the first notions. Workout routines based on the principles of capoeira have also been created, so you can enjoy dance and music, as well as the health benefits, without having to become an expert fighter.