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Origins of Capoeira
Capoeira (Portuguese pronunciation: KA-PO-Air-Ah) is a Brazilian Martial Art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music. It was developed in Brazil at the beginning of the 16th century. It is known for its quick and complex maneuvers, predominantly using power, speed, and leverage across a wide variety of kicks, spins and techniques.
The most widely accepted origin of the word capoeira comes from the Tupi words ka’a (“jungle”) e pûer (“it was”), referring to the areas of low vegetation in the Brazilian interior where fugitive slaves would hide. A practitioner of the art is called a capoeirista ( pronunciation: KAH-PO-Air-EE-STA).
On 26th November 2014 capoeira was granted a special protected status as “intangible cultural heritage” by UNESCO.
CT Capoeira Oregon
CT Capoeira Oregon is an American Capoeira association under the leadership of Mestre Dilaho. CT Capoeira Oregon is headquartered in Portland Oregon with affiliate schools in Tigard and Gresham. Eugene Capoeira is lead by Mestre Dilaho’s first American student granted a teaching rank, Professor Brucutu (Davey Jackson.) In Portland and Gresham, Professor Pyata Penedo leads weekly classes for youth and adults. Professor Pyata is from Vitoria, Brazil and is a professional singer, songwriter and percussionist. Instructora Cigana ( Maria Martin ) is from Aloha Oregon and teaches Capoeira in Tigard Oregon. Instructora Cigana has traveled all over the United States and Brazil attending Capoeira events, leading workshops and supporting the Masters of Capoeira.