Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that has its roots in the fighting methods and dances of the African peoples during the time of slavery in Brazil. It differs from other martial arts by its playful and often acrobatic side. The feet are very widely used during combat although other parts of the body can be used such as, mainly, the hands, head, knees and elbows. The "players" may lean or balance on their hands to perform kicks or acrobatics. Capoeira is played and/or fought at different ground levels and at different speeds, most often accompanied by instruments, singing and clapping. Teachers: Bruno Saial Mexia Da Silva & Hugo Tadeu Da Silva