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.

CAPOEIRA MOVES

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.