The Ginga is the fundamental movement of Capoeira and means to swing or sway.
It is a side to side movement designed to keep the Capoerista in constant motion and enables them to dodge incoming attacks, trick their opponents and increase the momentum of their own attacks.
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1) Ginga must be lower, legs are in lunge like position
2) Arms need to be looser and more expressive
3) Ginga must always pass through Cadeira (trans. chair – similar to horse stance - squads)
4) The inside arm needs to protect the head, while the outside arm needs to be ‘active’ and be ready to or for an attack.