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    I was just wondering what everbody thinks about capoeira. I don't do it so i can beat the **** out of somebody but it does give me more confidence (and i have experience in judo wrestling). BTW there are takedowns, throws and punches in capoeira.

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    It's cool to watch and fun to do from what I've heard (I've watched it but haven't done it).

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    If it's any consolation, I've used Eddie Gordo on Tekken.

    Believe it or not, I would love to see someone from Capoeira do well in MMA. It would be a riot for one.

    Plus, from what I know of the art, it'd be great to defeat the infamous butt-scoot as shown by such fighters as Vitor Belfort against Sak among others.

    Not being sarcastic at all here, some of the movements I've seen (yes, I've watched Only the Strong) would have a decent chance of letting you get a mount on a buttscooting opponent, if not land a good strike on him.

    Migo's studied Capoeira, maybe he can chime in on this.

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    I have done capoeria. What pple have to understand is there are two different classes of capoeria. One is 'street' capoeria and the other is 'real' capoeria. 'Street' capoeria is a PERFORMANCE art it is used to entertain tourists, demos, etc. 'Real' capoeria is the fighting art. Capoeria can be really brutal, get the picture of flipping and acrobats (this is more for conditioning) out your head pple lived and DIED by this art. I once saw my maestre get into a fight and it want pretty! Now there are fake teachers just like any other art. There was a kid from Brazil that came up trying to pass is 'street' capoeria of as 'real' capoeria at the college I was at. After watching a couple of classes and talking with him it was apparent he was full of it.

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    Depends, the way some people practice Capoeira it really is just a dance and would do dick all for fighting. Compared to a lot of other standup arts it's quite good because instead of being stuck in static positions everyone keeps moving. I used it to kick the **** out of a boxer, kinda funny, just kept dodging and kicking him until I shot in for a takedown. You're not as helpless on the ground as with a lot of other standup styles since it does have a fair bit of ground moves. Some of them are really flashy and should be treated as such, nobody in their right mind will actually bounce around on their hands for 10 seconds in a real fight, but it's sweet for showing off after the fight.

    About the styles, they are Regional and Angola. Carioca unfortunately doesn't exist any more since it was pure fighting, no dance, no fancy moves and no music or singing, oh well.

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    Migo is TOTALLY gay. Im sure hes good at Capoeira. He wouls dress in a Saturday Night Fever shirt and dance like the bidch that he is.
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    Jin and Eddie both suck, compared to Hwaorang at least. *ducks*

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    nobody in their right mind will actually bounce around on their hands for 10 seconds in a real fight, but it's sweet for showing off after the fight.
    Yeah I know what you mean. Alot of the stuff is just for show but i do that part of capoeira for shits and giggles, but if you just stick to the basics in a real fight you should do quite well

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    Capoeira?

    This crap is useless.

    Just because it comes from Brazil does not mean it has value. This is the true McDojo style

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    Capoeira?

    This crap is useless.

    Just because it comes from Brazil does not mean it has value. This is the true McDojo style

    I thought everyone agreed that you were a dumbass. Now run along home and jerk off to your daddys pornos.

    To reply to the post...
    I have practiced Capoeira for about a year now in Angola. I got into it to benefit my BJJ game. Got some sweet guard passes out of it. One takedown I can get on the regular and mostly, agility, balance,flexability, base and a good sense of where I am at all times. Upside down etc.. All carry over to the other styles I practice. While I would not attempt to use it in a fight as an exclusive style WHATSOEVER. Much is gained from it IMO.

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