Manoel dos Reis Machado, commonly called Mestre Bimba (November 1899 – February was a mestre (a master practitioner) of the Afro-Brazilian martial art of Capoeira and the founding father of Capoeira Regional.
Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance and music. It was developed by African boys brought by the Portuguese to Brazil as slaves, probably beginning in the century (wikipedia)
Capoeira in the Favela by Alexandre Guillaume I think it's really impressive how well this illustration technique portrays capoeira. It's such a hugely kinetic style of fighting and it really shows here.