Learning to do a Ponte (backbend) is challenging for many capoeiristas. Flexibility is the most important part of performing a backbend. This article will teach you how to improve it.
In many ways, as you get to know your Capoeira group the more they become another family. They will see you in all the seasons of the year, your ups and your downs. In this way, this song is reflective of that.
Meia Lua de Frente (trans – front half moon) was the first kick I was taught on my Capoeira journey and really takes that idea that Capoeira is an activity that is relatively easy to pick up but is actually very difficult to master.
Capoeira Regional is characterised by a moderate to fast paced game and, unlike Capoeira Angola, does not utilise chamadas. Mestre Bimba teach a student to attack, evade, counter attack and escape.
During capoeira training, maintaining a proper ginga and cadeira position during sequences will strengthen your leg and core muscles, and will improve your general stability and endurance as it is essentially a half squat and half lunge.