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a dance form incorporating martial arts elements, originating in Brazil as a system of physical discipline and movement.
Contemporary Examples

How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze Lizzie Crocker January 8, 2015

a movement discipline combining martial art and dance, which originated among African slaves in 19th-century Brazil


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