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

Resistencia is executed when the opponent is very close. While similar to the Cocorinha, weight is distributed unevenly on both feet; no forward hop and it can be the first step to taking down an opponent throwing a direct kick.