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.

DEFENSIVE CAPOEIRA MOVES

The Cocorinha is performed when dodging an attacking horizontal blow. Weight is to be evenly distributed on both feet and with one hand protecting the face, the other touches the ground lightly. A small hop forward would help get close to the opponent.