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    Nice capoeira angola game

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CHps...oeira%20angola

    A really good capoeira angola game. It's at a level you rarely get to see in videos on the net.

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    I really, really don't get it. Looks hard but uh..whats happening?
    Rad ki was made up by adolescents. I do not know who created trad ki but it was not made by adolescents. your an ass dude, Im not being a little bitch you are, your past the level of a bitch. Your beyond Bitch! If im easting my time with ki and psi, then your wasting time to prove frauds, and all **** like that! -theoutsider

    Kick boxing is ok, but don't expect do beat a man like Rickson Gracie with that. You need a real martial art. You need Xing Yi Quan. -Emptyflower

    The splits, how ever, have a few martial uses. Doing the splits for me, can put my fists in testical strike range.

    dont ignore the Art for the Martial or else your just kick boxing

    Yes i am serious, there are kicks that can block punches. we have them in Moo duk kwan.
    I want to learn how to use them in case my arm gets broken in a fight.
    what would you have me do? if my arm gets broke, not block punches? -sempi-stone

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifetime
    I really, really don't get it. Looks hard but uh..whats happening?
    This is a roda thats just for fun. Its a chance to show off your skills.

    Sometimes Rodas will have a actual game to it, this didn't. Like you may jugo to knock the other person down, generally by a sweep or trip. You have to keep the rythm so you don't just go in and shoot a double leg.
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    There was a beat? Wait no...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifetime
    I really, really don't get it. Looks hard but uh..whats happening?
    Like Asia said, it's a game. Think of it like this. Chess is a game with a set of rules that define a set of moves. Capoeira is like that. The two people on the circle try to control one another's space through stylized movements. These movemenst are mostly based around telegraphed, circular kicks and straight kicks. You try to avoid getting tagged by moving with a kick, under it, or away from it. The way you move is based on old african styles of martial arts that coelesced in Brasil during the slave trade. You rarely use your hands except to balance yourself, you often stay as low as possible. There are seven points on the body that are allowed to touch the ground: the feet, hands, shoulders and head. You make use of these points to balance yourself and move in the roda (portuguese for wheel or circle).

    Other ways of attacking are through headbutts, sweeps, elbows, open palmed slaps, knees, and scissor take downs.

    The music sets a tempo for the game and the songs create a dialogue between the singers and the players, commenting on the action in some ways sometimes directly, sometimes vaguely, sometimes singing about symbolic/cultural aspects of the game and the afro-brazilian slave life, as well as brazilian and capoeira history.

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    That roda wasn't a game. It was just fun.

    You can tell a roda when a game is being played because you will see the guys actively trying to set up the other while still keeping the rythm of the circle going.
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    Sometimes a set up happens a couple of moves a head, sometimes it happens in a split second when they see an opening. The way a setup will work depends on how committed the other person is to it. They may want to committ 100% or just show it like a warning. It also depends on how quickly the other person can respond to it. If a much less skilled capoeirista was playing either one of them at that level he or she would've come out of it with black eye or two for not being to respond quickly enough. I've been there on occasion.

    You'll see a few set ups if you look closely enough, though.

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