Capoeria is a martial art form that combines music, kicks, aerobics, dance and artistic expression. Capoeria was created around 400 years ago by Brazilian slaves. Using a combination of music, dance and violent kicks, slaves were able to practice combat skills under the disguise of dance. These slaves used capoeria to escape their masters and create a rebellion group called "Quilombos". Despite the sport being outlawed and it's creators being marginalized, capoeria remains an important aspect of Brazilian cultural identity and is recognized as the national sport of Brazil.