Archive | April, 2008

Capoeira Acrobatics- Queda de Rins Combination

Queda De Rins Combination The Queda de Rins in capoeira is so versatile and can open up a whole new range of motion and movement in your game. It is important to try and practice quedas as I have found that it has given me a new outlook on creating and expressing within capoeira. [...more]

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GROIN STRAINS and GROIN PULLS in Capoeira

GROIN STRAINS/ GROIN PULLS written by instrutor Bruxa Symptoms: • Grade I Groin Strain: Mild discomfort, often no disability. Usually does not limit activity. • Grade II Groin Strain: Moderate discomfort, can limit ability to perform activities such as running and jumping. May have moderate swelling and bruising associated. [...more]

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Warming up and stretching in capoeira

1. WARM UP IN CAPOEIRA written by Instrutor Bruxa Warming up properly is one of the key things you can do to prevent injuries. Taking some simple precautions can help reduce the risk of injury and keep you training towards your goals. Most martial arts disciplines recommend sustained stretching for at least 15 minutes before […] [...more]

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Wrist tendonitis- Sore Wrists In Capoeira

WRIST TENDONITIS Written by Instrutor Bruxa Wrist tendonitis is a common condition characterized by irritation and inflammation of the tendons around the wrist joint. It will limit your ability to perform cartwheels, handstands, queda de rins and any weight bearing activities. What is the treatment for wrist tendonitis? [...more]

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Capoeira Acrobatics- The Raiz

RAIZ BREAKDOWN The Raiz in Capoeira is one of those movements that constantly needs work. The Raiz constantly changes and can look different depending on the angle of projection and the height of your first leg swinging. [...more]

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Capoeira backsault variations

Here are a few more capoeira backsaults for your enjoyment. [...more]

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Blisters in Capoeira

BLISTERS: So common and so painful Written by Instrutor Bruxa Difficulty to recover: Low Time Required: Depends on the severity of the injury A FEW HINTS: [...more]

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Common Capoeira Injuries

Common Injuries and Injury Prevention in Capoeira Written by Instrutor Bruxa Introduction We thought it would be a good idea to outline a few common injuries that “Capoeiristas” seem to experience as well as highlight preventative measures to avoid them. [...more]

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Intentions in Capoeira

Sensing Intention How do you know whether a person wants to harm you or not? When does the game turn from a game into a fight? Where do people’s true intentions lie? [...more]

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CAPOEIRA COMBINATION- Ground Movement

Here is a small combination with a progression for people to have a look at. Just a few things to pay attention to in the first combination: 1. When I am swinging the left leg around I make sure I rotate it all the way until my bum is facing the partner. (this enables me […] [...more]

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