In the South America the most popular and widespread is the martial art Capoeira , created by immigrants Africans in Brazil around the sixteenth century . To avoid being punished by
their masters, the slaves blacks who practiced Capoeira the dissembled in a dance. Over time these two aspects have come together to form an art that is a cross between a dance and
acrobatic fighting technique. Another martial art of Brazilian is the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the development, mainly at the hands of Carlos and Hélio Gracie, the teachings of
jiu-jitsu given by the Diplomatic and Master Mitsuyo Maeda during his stay in Brazil. In the middle of the last century began the spread of Vale Tudo.
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