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Capoeira: Brazilian Martial Art on the Big Screen

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

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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