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Capoeira backsault variations

Posted on 27 April 2008 by chan

Here are a few more capoeira backsaults for your enjoyment.
Remember, that this is only for reference, they should not be used as a ‘tutorial’ or replaced for a qualified teacher.
All of these saults are dangerous and it is always best to have a qualified teacher to be able to take you through the necessary steps.

1. Split Leg Sidesault.

A FEW NOTES:
1. when I come out of my round off, I generally try to land side on. This makes it easier so that I do not have to skew my body when I am in the air.
2. When I am in the air I pull my left leg up towards my head and let my right leg lag. I sometimes pull it towards the front of my face or to the side of my head depending. They both give a different effect.
3. Before I attempted this sault I made sure that I had plenty of height and time in the air.

2. One legged backsault

A FEW NOTES:
1. From the round off (that only lands one leg instead of two), I kick the right leg through hard. I think about my right leg as the one that gets the momentum, and the left as one that gets the height.

2. As soon as I land the left leg in the roundoff I try to jump off of it straight away. The longer I wait to jump the more momentum I use. So the jumping comes more from the ankle than the quads/knees.

3. I use my arms to help with the whip around and also for balance. I push through with the chest, and most of the rotation and power comes from driving the hips.

3. 360 Backsault.

A FEW NOTES:
1. Before I attempted this I made sure I could do layouts and layout half twists.
2. I try to spot the ground as a reference point as I spin my body around.
3. I use my arms in a particular way to help with the twist.
4. I make sure I get as much height as possible before twisting.

Stumble It!

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1 Comments For This Post

  1. Pipoca Says:

    Impressive! I’ve got some work to do before I can get to those.

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