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    capoeira and african martial arts

    what do you think?

    what is the training like

    what is being trained other than rhythmic sense, flexibility, body control and muscle strength?

    all i know is eddie from that fighting game, the black dude with the dreads, had some cheap ass moves son!

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    Welcome to Bullshido, the best Martial Arts forum on the entire Internet, lord shorty. Seriously, you won't regret your choice to join us. We're a great bunch of folks, except for Hannibal. And Sirc. And TaiGip. And MMA Kid. And... well, you get the point.

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    whatever homie

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    i keep tryin to spar, but nothin happens! supporting member

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    a: don't talk to the bots.

    b: use the search function.

    c: capoeira et al won't teach you to fight, but they will get you in shape, and probably get you laid.

    edit:

    d: you still won't be able to 'andle da riddum.
    Last edited by pauli; 8/31/2008 11:03am at .

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    lol yeah they will get you laid alright

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    Capoeira does have the women! And the advanced sash people do kick ass. Like many arts that aren't "fighting" oriented, it gives the ability to tear untrained people to shreds and since trained people tend not to be crazy/drunk/criminal (with exceptions, true, but rare - the discipline involved usually eliminates fuckups, except for BJJers...) you'd probably be fine in most self-defense scenes.

    And go to a school to check out the training.

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    It can teach you to do some kick ass break dancing moves

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    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum Fist
    It can teach you to do some kick ass break dancing moves
    This is actually true. Capoeira has had a big impact on Bboying.

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    hahahah Eddie Gordo from Tekken.

    You become amazingly flexible from it. In addition to the Roda part of it all, you also learn the music; both instrumental and vocal.

    Other than that, you pretty much hit the nail on the head:

    Quote Originally Posted by lord shorty
    what is being trained other than rhythmic sense, flexibility, body control and muscle strength?
    Yeah, there you go.

    You won't be taught how to use Capoeira outside of the roda unless you're really lucky. There's been videos posted on this site about MMA fighters who make use of their Capoeira history. Search it up.


    I like it for the flexibility and the cardio. Working out in Capoeira is like one giant Jazzercise session and your cardio goes up immensley. I love it and I hope you can come to love it too.

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    Eddie Gordo didn't do cheap ass moves in Tekken.

    It was that stupid button mashing friend we all have who would beat us whilst not having a clue what they were doing and act like a smug **** afterwards.

    I hate that guy.

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