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Capoeira: Brazilian Martial Art on the Big Screen
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Capoeira: Brazilian Martial Art on the Big Screen

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Capoeira: Brazilian Martial Art on the Big Screen

Body-Whipping Motion Part Dance, Part Fighting Style

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Kenny Ferguson of the International Capoeira Angola Foundation in Los Angeles spars with a partner.

Kenny Ferguson of the International Capoeira Angola Foundation in Los Angeles spars with a partner. Shereen Meraji, NPR hide caption

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Kenny Ferguson of the International Capoeira Angola Foundation in Los Angeles spars with a partner.

Kenny Ferguson of the International Capoeira Angola Foundation in Los Angeles spars with a partner. Shereen Meraji, NPR hide caption

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Halle Berry's action movie Catwoman opens Friday, and the body-whipping, fluid style of fighting she uses in the film is inspired by the Brazilian martial art of capoeira. Day to Day producer Shereen Meraji reports on the martial art that's become the new hot thing in Hollywood.

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