Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that blends a dynamic array of kicks, sweeps, and acrobatics by setting them to traditional Brazilian rhythms and songs. Capoeira is simultaneously a martial art, a dance, a game, and a ritual. Having survived since its inception by African slaves who were brought to Brazil hundreds of years ago, Capoeira flourished in Bahia, Brazil during the early 20th century and continues to thrive and evolve today in the 21st century.