How to Do the Gancho in Capoeira

How to do the gancho in Capoeira

The Gancho Now we’re going to do the gancho, which is a hook kick in Capoeira. So, usually, you know, when you apply┬áit, you kick out the elbow, then you hook in your partner through the back, so I will have Professor Galfuino to demonstrate it. It takes a lot of practice for you to really get this kick. It’s very different from any other More...

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The most powerful kick, capoeira
By PeterSoto On Monday, December 25th, 2017
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Capoeira has the most powerful kick says National Geographic

The most powerful kick There is a karate front kick, a Muay Thai roundhouse kick, a Taekwondo roundhouse kick and a roundhouse capoeira style kick on the ultimate test. National Geographic measure speed and power More...

How to Do the Ginga Capoeira
By PeterSoto On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
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How to Do the Ginga Capoeira

Ginga The Ginga is the basic movement in Capoeira. In a way, its the movement that set game of Capoeira, and usually, doing the ginga is like if you were walking down the hall or walking down the street. The movement More...

How to Do the Esquiva in Capoeira
By PeterSoto On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
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How to Do the Esquiva in Capoeira

The Esquiva in Capoeira Since we don’t block in Capoeira, we use the Esquiva. The esquiva in a way is like ducking away from kick. So we have three esquivas. Usually the esquiva entrada, is basically telling More...

How to Do the Meia-lua de Frente in Capoeira
By PeterSoto On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
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How to Do the Meia-lua de Frente in Capoeira

Meia-lua de Frente In Capoeira we have a few different kicks like straight kicks. We have round kicks. We have a kick which is the Meia-lua de Frente which is a setup kick. Usually it’s a kick that travels More...

How to Do the Cocorinha
By PeterSoto On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
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How to Do the Cocorinha

Cocorinha Besides there being 3 esquivas which can be, you know, used to get away from kicks or, you know, docking away from the kicks, we can use the Cocorinha sometimes, you know, to cool your kick which are really More...

How to Do the Queixada in Capoeira
By PeterSoto On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
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How to Do the Queixada in Capoeira

Now we’re going to demonstrate how to do another kick, the queixada. As I said earlier, all the kicks in Capoeira always originate from the ginga. So once again, we’re going to step back, all the way More...

Balanca
By PeterSoto On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
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How to Do the Balanca in Capoeira

Okay, now I’m going to explain, you know, what a balanca is. Basically, balanca is in, if I were to explain, it’s to have the ability to swing back and forth. And balanca in Capoeira is something that More...

How to Do the Negativa in Capoeira
By PeterSoto On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
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How to Do the Negativa in Capoeira

We are going to demonstrate how to get into the negativa straight from Ginga. And basically, a negativa is a movement that gets you low to the ground. And from there we can always pull like a kick, you can go in More...

How to Do the Role in Capoeira
By PeterSoto On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
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How to Do the Role in Capoeira

The Role We’re going to demonstrate how the Role’s done Capoeira. Usually the Role, we can get into the Role from Ginga or can get into the Role by doing some small movements like Troca, Negativa, Role. More...