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!!??
Any big city or local college.
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.
you mean in handstanding, these guys are like iron.
not that backflips don't require a requisite amount of physical prep
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.
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?
There are a good number of throws in Capoeira.
awesome, ill have to look into that., thanks Tim
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!