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Traditional Fighting in Africa - Engolo

Posted by on Saturday, April 27, 2013, In : Art 

Drawings by Neves e Sousa, 1965

Engolo or NGolo (strength / power) is a ritualistic form of combat performed at various traditional ceremonies by several ethnic groups around the Cunene River in Southern Angola. Engolo consists of kicks, dodges, and leg sweeps, with particular emphasis on inverted positions, i.e. with one or more hands rooted to the ground. Many of the moves are reminiscent of capoeira fighting techniques and the African system may well have been one of the influences on the B...
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Capoeira Angola

Posted by on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, In : Photography 

Capoeira Angola
being performed in 1930s Brazil

The Roots of Capoeira
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