- Capoeira master Amen Santo rates capoeira scenes in movies and TV shows for realism.
- He looks at capoeira kicks and strikes in “Black Panther” (2018) and “The Batman” (2022).
- He also discusses acrobatics in capoeira in “The Protector” (2005) and “Ocean’s Twelve” (2004).
Capoeira practitioner Amen Santo rates nine capoeira scenes in movies and TV shows for realism.
Santo breaks down common capoeira strikes, kicks, and defense tactics in “Black Panther” (2018), starring Chadwick Boseman; “The Batman” (2022), with Robert Pattinson and Zoë Kravitz; and “Blade” (1998), starring Wesley Snipes. He looks at the acrobatics in capoeira in “Ocean’s Twelve” (2004), featuring Vincent Cassel; “The Protector” (2005), with Tony Jaa and Lateef Crowder; “The Assailant” (2009); and “Get Hard” (2015), starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. Santo also explains other important elements of capoeira — such as its use of music and its origins — in “Only the Strong” (1993), starring Mark Dacascos, and “Bob’s Burgers” S1E4 (2011).
Santo has been practicing capoeira for 50 years, and he started training when he was just 7 years old. He has performed capoeira in films such as “Only The Strong” (1993) and “Kickboxer 4” (1994), in which he created most of the fight choreography. He is founding director of Capoeira Batuque and oversees the group’s schools internationally.
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Disclaimer: This video features martial arts sequences performed by professionals. Please do not attempt to recreate or reenact any stunt or activity performed in this video.