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As they move their feet, the beating sound of the drums and chants rise like incense to fill the room.

The battle of wits has begun as they move ever so gracefully in search for convergence in a joyful ebb and flow of motion.

In case you have not read, capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines both the elements of dance and music into it, bringing physical benefits for yourself and allowing you to immerse yourself into a whole new culture! Of course, as a martial arts, capoeira is all about movement as well. This place here is to start you off on the basic movements, Ginga, Negativa, Role and Au.

Moves

KICKS

One of the most basic kicks, Ponteira is simply a straight kick upwards towards the opponent. While most beginners may not be able to do it at the start, one should not be disheartened. With training, it improves the players flexibility, allowing them to easily master ponteira.


A spinning kick, this kick will not make the player spin as what beginners will think when it comes to spinning kicks. It is the swinging of the leg in an arc towards the opposing player, and coming back to the initial starting position


Meia-lua de Frente

EQUIPMENTS

Different regions would have different clothes that require different materials. For example, a warmer region would most likely prefer a synthetic cloth with sleeveless, like polyester where it would be much cooler as sweat will not cling on to it. On the other hand, a cooler region would prefer cotton clothes with short sleeves as it will be much warmer as compared polyester. This is, after all a lot about preferences. Most of these can be found in academies where you train at, or at online stores like this, with a large variety to choose from.

Equipments

CAPOEIRA PANTS

Pants will be simpler to deal with. Most beginners should use sweatpants or jogging pants when it is their first time, which are good for exercise in and comfortable to wear. Otherwise, one should wear Abadas, the official pants for capoeira, where the pants has a slightly flexible quality to it, allowing one more freedom when performing movements. Most of these can be found in academies where you train at, or at online stores like this, with a large variety to choose from.


White Unisex Capoeira Pants Abadas

Mens White Training Pants

Material: Helanca 100% Polyamid

Price: $39.95

Black Unisex Capoeira Pants Abadas

Mens Black Liso

Material: Helanca 100% Polyamid

Price: $49.95

Black Jamican Unisex Capoeira Pants Abadas

Mens Yellow/Black Dibum

Material: Helanca 100% Polyamid

Price: $49.95

Green Unisex Capoeira Pants Abadas

Womens White Training Pants

Material: Helanca 100% Polyamid

Price: $39.95

Black-Yellow Unisex Capoeira Pants Abadas

Womens Black Liso

Material: Helanca 100% Polyamid

Price: $49.95

Black-White Unisex Capoeira Pants Abadas

Womens Lenso (3 colors)

Material: Helanca 100% Polyamid

Price: $49.95

Equipments

CAPOEIRA SHOES

For beginners, advice would be to wear shoes instead of going barefoot. While some of you may have seen capoeiristas barefooted, that may not be so good an idea, especially when you are trying out a new move, or trying out capoeira first, since the intense feet movement when create blisters on the feet, which is not a very wise choice on the first few days of learning capoeira. Shoes that are chosen must be lightweight, allowing one to do kick with more ease. It should also have the right amount of grip, where it can let you spin while doing a spinning kick, or ensure correct footing for various movements. Most of these can be found in academies where you train at, or at online stores like this, with a large variety to choose from.


White Feiyue Shoes

White Feiyue Shoes

Color: White

Price: $14.95

Puma Mostro Men Perforated Leather Shoes

PUMA Men's Mostro Perforated Leather Shoes

Color: Black/White

Price: $59.98

Puma Mostro Women Perforated Leather Shoes

PUMA Women Mostro Perforated Leather Shoes

Color: Black

Price: $100.00

TT Super CC Sneakers

PUMA TT Super CC Sneakers

Color: 7 Colors

Price: $65.00

TT Super CC Sneakers

Vibram Fivefinger Men KomondoSport

Color: 7 Colors

Price: $69-$135