Thread: True Strength of Capoeira
2/02/2006 5:41pm, #81Originally Posted by elnyka
2/02/2006 6:21pm, #82
Originally Posted by Chance
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- W. Yorks, UK
2/02/2006 6:26pm, #83Originally Posted by Wounded Ronin
2/02/2006 6:32pm, #84
I actually prefer capoeira over muay thai because capoeira doesn't hurt that much.
2/02/2006 6:41pm, #85Originally Posted by Chance
2/02/2006 6:42pm, #86Originally Posted by johnbo
2/02/2006 8:36pm, #87
THe real reson to study capoeira is the Hot Chixxx in tight pants."You know what I like about you, William? You like guns AND meditation."
2/02/2006 9:52pm, #88Originally Posted by Zendetta
And how to dance like THIS!!! :karated: :karated: :karated:
2/02/2006 11:00pm, #89
I was just looking at the statistics for this thread, and I have to say that I am quite happy.
It's nice to know that my first thread has been seen by so many people, a bunch of whom contributed. I would like to thank you all for your posts, especially Chance, whose valued imput has made this forum an experience none will soon forget. If anyone has any other ideas or comments, please feel free to add on. No reason we should stop here, eh?
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2/03/2006 3:29am, #90
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Thanks Coyote, and like I said on earlier posts if any of what I said is wrong I stand corrected but I don't think anyone knows for sure. It's just I'd never seen what I had been told discussed and it makes sense to me for the reason for the characteristic 'go with the force' movements of Capoeira. Most discussions on Capoeira, people say it was disguised into a dance, which is questionable when some of the only records available show that all aspects of the slaves culture including dances was suppressed at some time or another.
Some people said they had seen active blocking in Capoeira demonstrations, so have I and I wasn't impressed by the safety of having both players spin kicking the same direction so that any collision would slide off and then suddenly one player going Contra with a spin crescent type kick. I suspect if they trained their techniques on pads they would have a better appreciation of the force they are generating and what would happen if they tagged the other player.
Capoeira evolved slightly when Regional came into existance and I understand Mestre Bimba tried to convince all the other Mestres by saying that the reason for the change was that he didn't want other styles to be able to say they had beat Capoeiristas. The Mestres who didn't decide to go with him stayed with the style of Capoeira we refere to as Angola. Capoeira is interesting to me as a cultural expression, and what happens when different cultures meet. Some research suggests that some of the kicking movements might originate from the Native Brazilian Indians. I don't think you can stand in the way of 'cultural expressions' evolving when another culture embraces them. Puerto Ricans are credited with introducing the spinning motions on the floor to breakdance, the windmill which most people think of when someone mentions breaking was created/discovered by Crazy Legs.
I'm not sold on the evasive manoevres and counters having practical applications, but i have heard several stories where people going from Ginga to a barrage of Armadas, Mei Luas and airborne moves while contantly turning to show that they can could see everyone around them and couldn't be blindsided has had a high enough intimidation factor that they didn't have to fight a group of people they would have lost against.
FYI the character Jo in the Playstation game Ehrgeiz uses Capoeira and the opening movie has a cool few seconds fight on a train with a nice flow of Capoeira Movements.
(That anim gif of the Taekwondo guy dancing, I'm sure the source is an MC Hammer video.)
(As a rule I don't think women are impressed by Capoeira or Breakdance skills especially not in a club, they want you to dance with them, make them look good but at the same time want you to dance well enough that other women will be jealous that they are dancing with you)
Last edited by Chance; 2/03/2006 3:46am at .