I'm noticing Capoeira beginning to pop back into the mainstream after it was blasted into the back burner because of its perceived ineffectiveness in combat. Interestingly, Capoeira practitioners themselves acknowledged that their art was more dance and sport than combat system. That acknowledgment has appeared to work towards its benefit as people are beginning to flock back to the system as a form of exercise and cultural experience. I'm seeing the sport popping up on college campuses and YMCAs all over the place. Even caught an episode of Conan where Connor McGregor demonstrated a Capoeira kick on Conan. Pretty cool I guess (not a fan of McGregor, but the guy is a very talented martial artist). Here's a vid. Anyway, what are your general thoughts on Capoeira? Ever tried the style? Do you think its a true Martial Art?