Capoeira: Fusing Dance and Martial Arts
The amazing mix of martial arts, dance, and gravity-defying acrobatics makes capoeira one of today's most fascinating dance styles. Make sure it's on your radar!
Inside you'll find these features:
The Back Story
On the Radar goes back in time to find out how capoeira began.
Learn some of the most popular moves with our step-by-step guide!
Learn how On the Radar expert Mark Obstfield got into capoeira.
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