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THE

STEPS
The Beat of Drums
The drumming sounds resounded in deep echoes of calmness while the other instruments joined in
creating a perfected raggae charm. The battle of wits had begun as they moved ever so gracefully
in search for convergence in a joyful ebb and low of motion. White fabric luttered through the
air as if with a life of its own each time their legs so efortlessly sliced through. The drums and
chants, now rising like incense to ill the room, grew in tempo and the feets moved faster, kicks
grew violent and dodges became closer. In these few minutes, it is a true experience in synchopathy
and the merging of the minds.
Capoeira, like all other dances, is
inherently a cardio exercise. Since
capoeira requires a substantial
training time, one can expect
improvement in stamina..

STAMINA
STRENGTH

Cyclical in all sense, the process of


learning backlips and various
kicks builds up strength and
agility. With this new found
dexterity, one would be able to
proceed to learn moves of greater
diiculty.
THE LIST
BASIC
MOVES

G I N G A / / N E G AT I VA / / R O L E / / A U
GINGA
This move is the foundation to the
rest of capoeira. It allows you to
constantly be on the move, measure
up your opponent and keeping in
time with the music like you would
in a dance.

Video for this move is available here.

Stand in a half-squat position as shown in the


picture. Keep you arms at shoulder height.

Move your left leg to the back, and keep both


legs bent.

Move parallel to the


rst position, and
move the left leg to the
back. Keep your arms
up.

Do not cross your legs (the path) to prevent


losing balance as a result.
NEGATIVA Video for this move is available here.

1. Perform three gingas to get into momentum.

2. After that, when both feet are parallel, turn 90 degress.

3. Bending one leg and keeping the other straight, as


shown in the picture, go down.

4. Your arm should be covering/protecting your face.


ROLE
Role is like a roll on the loor, but with only the hands
and feet touching the ground, and sometimes the head.
It is oten used ater ground movements like Negativa
as above, to get up from the ground and back into the
Ginga position.

Video for this move is available here.

After 2 gingas, go into a


negativa, only this time,
raise your arm above your
head.

Turn and allow the out-


stretched arm to touch the
oor. Look between your
legs while you do so.

When the role is complete,


go back into a ginga
position.
AU
Au is like a cartwheel, but the player will be able to see the opponent during the motion.
One of the most important skills of capoeira, it cannot be treated lightly, as it can be
used to dodge or lee attacks from the opposing player, to move closer to the other
player or to simply confuse the player by moving about. As such, this move is much
more important than learning new ighting techniques, for it can be used as a strategy
to be beat the opposing player.

Video for this move is available here.

Perform 3 gingas, place


one hand on the ground. It
should be inline / parallel
to your feet.

Push with one leg, and lift the


other up. Lay the other hand down
for support.

You should land parallel / in the


same line, so that you can return to
a ginga.
Capoeira is joy, it is good humor, it is
not that competition business; it is
spontaneity.
// IN THE NEXT ISSUE
More infomation about what to wear and basic kicks will be discussed.
Meanwhile, practice these capoeira moves with free music available here.

More capoeira moves, videos and music available at Capoeira Moves.


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