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whats your opinion of capoeira?

Postby Sc0rpion » Sun Dec 25, 2005 8:12 am

Hi all and a merry xmas!!!
whats your opinion of capoeira?
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Postby Gurre » Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:05 am

flashy, but uneffective. That's the short and bittersweet verdict of mine.

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Postby stevebags » Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:29 pm

Yeah gotta agree as far as martial arts goes this has got to be one of the most impressive but the least practical. Ok if you have a football field to fight in but if your in a tight space your gonna get your arse kicked.
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Postby 9headdragon » Fri Apr 14, 2006 1:39 am

capoeira regionial is okay for combat. However, there are much easier ways to win a fight. Nevertheless, winning a fight using real capoeira would make you an instant celebrity due to the fact that you did more backflips than most gymnastics practitioners do in a demonstration. it is not good for mma at all, not even complementary, because most of the dodging involves doing a cartwheel or falling onto your stomach.Very good workout however.for your lungs that is.
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Postby Gurre » Fri Apr 14, 2006 2:02 am

oh yeah.... totally agree.... but it's crazy cool to watch though
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Postby Stompe » Fri Apr 14, 2006 9:29 am

Capoeria was orgininally intended to use knifes, not fists in combat. And then, alot more efficient.

Since, a flashy punch that comes from an unsuspected angle, aint that good, compared to an boxing stance punch. But with a knife. Thats a bit more rough.
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Postby stevebags » Fri Apr 14, 2006 9:46 am

Capoeria was invented for slaves, it was illegal for slaves to learn how to fight so they built fighting around a dance, not with knives
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Postby 9headdragon » Fri Apr 14, 2006 12:11 pm

they tied machetes to their feet... they didn't hold knives...
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Postby 9headdragon » Sat Apr 15, 2006 12:43 am

dude, shadow, your grammar makes absolutely no sense. I swear I had to read the post three times to understand what your first sentence meant.
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Postby stevebags » Sat Apr 15, 2006 2:42 am

It might catch out a complete novice or a standard bloke of the street, but trained martial artists would be a different matter. I have seen it a few times in a ring and in a cage its ineffective
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Postby 9headdragon » Sat Apr 15, 2006 1:45 pm

exactly, but the novice would have been caught off guard no matter what you do. Half of them don't even know what an uppercut is. The other half has played street fighters with ryu.
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Postby stevebags » Sat Apr 15, 2006 2:19 pm

yeah true mate
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Postby Gurre » Sat Apr 15, 2006 6:55 pm

LOL!.... why do we always come back to the street fighter games?
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Postby stevebags » Wed Apr 19, 2006 1:18 pm

the suprise element would probably ever only work once and the moves are far to risky, cant see what can be extracted from it that can be really useful
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Postby 9headdragon » Wed Apr 19, 2006 10:38 pm

no, capoeira is pretty good against grappling. Have you ever learned capoeira? no? then you probly don't know how it is effective.
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