• giodude

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    Oct 23, 2015 10:05 PM GMT
    I've been trying to post this under martial arts but this thing just refuses to do so.

    Are there any Capoeiristas on RJ? I started this year and took to it immediately. I absolutely LOVE this martial art, but I don't see many guys here that have practiced it. I understand that most people practice modern martial arts eg Krav Maga or BJJ, but even among the traditional practitioners, it's quite a rarity.

    So, if there are any Capoeiristas here: Which moves have you guys had trouble with? I'm trying my damnedest to get Au De Coluna perfect at the moment, and a perfect handstand evades me entirely.

    So how do you guys think Capoeira would hold up against other martial arts eg kickboxing or wushu? I've always been interested in other people's opinions on this matter.

    I'm taking part in my first batizado in a month. Can't wait.
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    Oct 24, 2015 3:20 PM GMT
    I never practiced Capoeria but I always found it fascinating. I've seen practitioners before at Bryant Park but that's the only place I know of within NYC.

    I think some martial artist underestimate it because of that one dumb scene in that MMA movie "Never Back Down" but I would think that the kicks would be destructive with that amount of speed. There was a video on youtube with a guy fighting MMA with some Capoeria mixed and he had some dominant fights.

    It would be fun to test my skills against someone in Capoeria.
  • South_Howler

    Posts: 48

    Oct 24, 2015 5:01 PM GMT
    I did that for a year, a long time ago.

    I miss it. If I could I'd go for it again.
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    Oct 24, 2015 5:36 PM GMT
    Here's an example of Capoeira in MMA

  • Rhi_Bran

    Posts: 911

    Oct 25, 2015 12:06 AM GMT
    ^ Those guys are all hot, damn.

    The thing about capoeira is that you have to be crazy stupid athletic to do it well.

  • Oct 25, 2015 11:07 PM GMT
    capoeria is more effective in a street fight in my my view after 5 years of training
  • giodude

    Posts: 313

    Oct 26, 2015 7:48 AM GMT
    openmindedyello saidcapoeria is more effective in a street fight in my my view after 5 years of training

    Yeah it takes a fuckin long time to get accustomed to the moves
  • SkyMiles

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    Oct 26, 2015 4:04 PM GMT
    Just to have the kind of athleticism to do some of those moves is amazing.

    Yes this is a movie but it's still cool icon_smile.gif
  • giodude

    Posts: 313

    Oct 26, 2015 8:10 PM GMT
    Bruh Lateef crowder is my HERO! He's so amazing.

    Capoeira moves look intimidating but once they're broken down they are simpler and more comprehensive. I've been doing this for less than a yea and I can do like half of those moves already, through good tutelage and a good relationship with my body (plus a few good genes that give my extra flexibility. It's a plus). You just follow the momentum of your body, as opposed to controlling it like in other martial arts