Capoeira-Brazilian Martial Art

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I saw this routine when I was on vacation in Brasil a few months ago. This routine was copied after the Brazilian Martial Art dance called Capoeira. It took about two to three classes for my class to catch onto this move, but now they love it! Hope I can explain it well because it is tricky.

Bench is horizontal

This is a very "stiff" explanation, but when practiced they should be performed in quick movements with a little bounce here and there.

This is how I break it down to get the feel for the stomps. Start by kicking side to side on the bench. I tell my class that we're going to count til 16 and we're going to stomp on count 4 and 2. So kick and stomp left side of bench, kick and stomp on right side of bench then basic. Then I repeat other side. By the way, in Brasil they clapped hands on the kick. Also, the instructor incorporated this "break down" as one of his routines on another evening.

Let me know if you have any questions. I hope you have as much fun with this as my class and I do. Oh, and of course, this must be played with some hot Latino music, try Thalia's "Arrasando"

Did I break the record for the longest 32 count explanation?

Added by ??? at 4:07 PM on Tuesday, October 17, 2000 EDT. Add to favorites (view favorites)
From: Tacoma, Washongton (USA)
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