Capoeira: the benefits of this martial art

Fans of Brazil or Tekken will recognize this martial art, which ingeniously combines dance with acrobatic figures. But what are its benefits on the human body and what are its key figures?

Capoeira: benefits on the body and in character

Because the cultural elements of Africans were outlawed at the time of the slave trade, slaves veiled these elements in dance such as the example of Candomblé. This martial art involves muscles, feet, hands, hips, all in figures and acrobatics. This martial art is taught in schools called academies with the master, the foreman, the teacher, the instructor, and then the monitor. The rigor taught compresses the body like most sports and impacts daily life. On the other hand, there is mutual respect, for an opponent as well as for any neighbor and even more so for the leaders. For the latter, it is much more gratitude and respect for the function of the instructor.

Capoeira: some figures of the show?

First is the Ginga, which is the basic movement, and is the equivalent of the guard in fencing. But this base is moving and each learner’s style modifies it as the fight goes on. In addition, one can find as a position, the Negative and then the coxinha which are learned after a month of training. Then comes the most spectacular part of this martial art, the acrobatics, they are as multiple as pleasant to watch. But another spectacular element of capoeira is the dodging, which includes certain positions and actively participates in the show. Finally, we have the other elements which are composed of movements of imbalance and also the movement of the slap which creates an outcry and forces the opponent to retaliate. These figures represent the show offered by the practitioners or at the carnival!