Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Capoeria By Brazilian Chayat Brothers In Jerusalem

Two ultra-Orthodox brothers from Jerusalem have found new popularity after setting up a dojo in Bnei Brak in which they are training some 200 ultra-Orthodox students in the Brazilian martial art known as Capoeira centuries old self-defense practice that combines dance, acrobatics, and music.

Brothers, Miki and Yehuda Hayat, ages 24 and 20 respectively, have been actively marketing the art form in the predominantly ultra-Orthodox sectors of Jerusalem as an acceptable way for the ultra-Orthodox to participate in martial arts.

The origins of Capoeira date back to the 16th century, when Brazilian slaves took to developing dance moves to conceal the fact they were, in fact, training themselves to fight.

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