The ginga is a classic example of a move we do in Body Combat and lately in Body Combat 53. If you’re a body combat instructor and have done your Advanced Instructor Module(AIM)1 then you will have done this as a practical. If you’re a participant then chances are you’ve thought “what the …..”? What is Capoeira?

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance and music. It was created in Brazil mainly by descendants of African slaves with Brazilian native influences, probably beginning in the 16th century. It is known by quick and complex moves, using mainly power, speed, and leverage for leg sweeps.

No matter what the level of expertise it’s a very nice martial art to watch.

Public Capoeira Class in Regents Park

Professional Capoeira Artists

Capoeira in action UFC MMA

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