Tim's Discussion Board: Martial Arts - Miscellaneous: Capoeira
   By Tim on Monday, June 05, 2006 - 02:03 am: Edit Post

   By alexander mitchell (Unregistered Guest) on Monday, June 05, 2006 - 04:58 am: Edit Post

this site is incredible! the skill of these guys is out of the ordinary I have never seen such control... is this stuff done on conrcete!?!

where can I learn this!!??

   By Backarcher on Monday, June 05, 2006 - 08:55 pm: Edit Post

Any big city or local college.

   By ima dude (Unregistered Guest) on Tuesday, June 06, 2006 - 11:28 am: Edit Post

ive never seen a capoeirista fight for real, im curious as to what it may be like.

but in terms of conditioning, these guys must be like iron.

   By Jason M. Struck on Tuesday, June 06, 2006 - 11:47 am: Edit Post

you mean in handstanding, these guys are like iron.

not that backflips don't require a requisite amount of physical prep :-)

   By Andy Cientista (Unregistered Guest) on Wednesday, June 07, 2006 - 04:29 am: Edit Post

thats right they are like iron. look at thier all over body control.. they make it look easy and thats when you know they're good. u should see a student of 6/8 yrs practicing for a comparison, they still look ropey (that's me). mestre ponciano has trained 25 yrs, since he was 2.

   By ima dude (Unregistered Guest) on Wednesday, June 07, 2006 - 12:20 pm: Edit Post

since he was 2?
what kind of training did he do at 2?

i may take a few classes, i like the way they use rythm.

i wonder if they have any throws?

   By Tim on Wednesday, June 07, 2006 - 02:30 pm: Edit Post

There are a good number of throws in Capoeira.

   By ima dude (Unregistered Guest) on Wednesday, June 07, 2006 - 02:49 pm: Edit Post

awesome, ill have to look into that., thanks Tim

   By Andy Cientista (Unregistered Guest) on Thursday, June 08, 2006 - 08:36 am: Edit Post

yep there are throws but its a minimal part. heres a few:- tesoura - scissors takedown, vingativa - a kind of trip/barge from the rear, arrastao - pulling the legs from an oppenent. there are many more and variations of them, lots of sweeps and trip in capoeira and theres something called the "cintura despressada" - assisted throws/fall combinations involving two students, this is to help a student lose his fear of flying through the air upside down etc.

training at 2? kicks, headstands, ginga (the basic side to side step). singning and clapping in the roda, all the usual stuff!


   By ima dude (Unregistered Guest) on Friday, June 09, 2006 - 12:04 pm: Edit Post

sounds awesome.

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