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By Joshua Rapp Learn, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - If you’ve been in Brazil for any length of time, you’ve probably seen Capoeira. Whether it’s lean and toned Brazilians doing back flips on the beach, or wizened old tricksters circling each other in squares, Capoeira has become a pervasive part of Brazilian culture.

The musical rings that Capoeiristas face off in, called "rodas", almost always draw attention and even envy, but most people don’t realize how easy it is to get started. People regardless of age, in all shapes and sizes, from all walks of life . . .

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