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.


Au is like a cartwheel, but the player will be able to see the opponent during the motion. One of the most important skills of capoeira, it cannot be treated lightly, as it can be used to dodge or flee attacks from the opposing player, to move closer to the other player or to simply confuse the player by moving about. As such, this move is much more important than learning new fighting techniques, for it can be used as a strategy to be beat the opposing player.