Capoeira Regional

A style of capoeira usually played at a faster pace than angola. There are several styles of capoeira but the two main ones are regional and angola. Mestre Bimba is recognized as the father of Capoeira Regional.

The first capoeira school ever to exist was that of Mestre Bimba. He was given permission to do so in 1937, after he demonstrated the art in front of president Getúlio Varga. Capoeira was finally recognized as a national sport.

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Books on the History of Capoeira

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