I took this photo on a show of fight Capoeira in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. I was very impressed by the agility of the fighters and the hardness of his punches.
Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance and music. It was developed in Brazil mainly by descendants of African slaves with Brazilians native influences. Probably beginning in the 16th century. It is known by quick and complex moves, using mainly power, speed, and leverage for leg sweeps. Capoeira nowadays is a martial art present in many countries in every continent. I a symbol of the Brazilian culture, symbol of the ethnic amalgam that characterizes Brazil, symbol of resistance to the oppression of the slaves.