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Women in Capoeira

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March is a month of significance, because it is a month dedicated to celebrating women, what they can do and have achieved. Capoeira is one of those things that started as a way to earn freedom, not just for men, but for women as well. Unlike a lot of martial arts and sports that you see in today's societies, Capoeira really caters to no particular gender. It's a martial arts that is very inclusive, and is something that has grown into empowering women and men alike.
In the roda (circle that capoeiristas play in) you should be focused on playing a good game, not on the other persons' gender, and that is what makes Capoeira so unique. In Capoeira, we all get tired, we all get blisters, and we all train. In sports like Gymnastics, Swimming, Wrestling and so many others, the divisions of gender are very apparent. However, in a martial art like Capoeira, we are all train and play together, as one whole community, regardless of gender, age or ability. In Capoeira, women are just…