MMA Anyone ever tried Capoeira?

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  1. <Mark>

    <Mark> A flute without holes, is not a flute. A donut wit

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    I was watching some vids on youtube and its pretty cool looking, not exactly practical but cool.
     
  2. seanjohn

    seanjohn i like to lurk, so DIAF OT Supporter

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    it does look pretty awesome.

    i figure if i learned those moves nobody would ever mess with me on the dance floor unless they wanna get served. and i could always break dance fight like zoolander.

    that would be cool.
     
  3. MyLittleAirport

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    looks cool, i would try it if I had the time.
     
  4. Skeletor

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    i'm horrible at dancing... so i'd probably be horrible at capoeira :fawk:


    edit: didn't notice someone beat me to the dance-hate :rofl:
     
  5. Skeletor

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    That was actually from Tom Yum Goong... which stars Tony Jaa (guy from Ong-Bak). The movie wasn't as great but the fight scenes were immensely bad ass.
     
  6. acidix

    acidix Ua mau, ke ea o ka `aina, i ka pono

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    I took classes at my school. I found it very fun, the greatest thing is that even without learning the flips and jumps you can still play (thats what they call it) Capoeira and not look like a total fool.

    Want to improve your balance? Do it
     
  7. CyberEye

    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    Find the movie "Only The Strong" if you can. Pretty cheesy movie, but most old martial arts movies were. But good for the Capoeira.
     
  8. brolli

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    a few members from the capoera club at my university come to bjj very frequently. These guys are actually pretty strong and athletic, not sure if its coincidence or if its from capoera but if its from brazil... it must be good right? :mamoru:
     
  9. illmatix

    illmatix Diamond Studded Member OT Supporter

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    It looks pretty cool, but you could probably develop better takedown defense by taking Salsa or Rhumba.
     
  10. <Mark>

    <Mark> A flute without holes, is not a flute. A donut wit

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    Dude that was sick as hell!
     
  11. CyberEye

    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    where do you think the zoom zoom song from the mazda commercials came from?
     
  12. jtl090179

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  13. Civil Disobedient

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    Thats gotta be hard as hell, with all that spinning and upside down motion. Has to really mess with your equilibrium and balance.
     
  14. CyberEye

    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    you basically have to be a gymnast for it.
     
  15. xinster

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    il stick with bjj
     
  16. Sarge21

    Sarge21 Frau am Steuer Ungeheuer!

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    that movie scene was in the movie "the protector" you can rent it now at blockbuster. It was actually an ok movie...BADASS fight scenes throughout
     
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    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    Jean Silva has a capoeira background, doesn't he?
     
  18. HouseLing

    HouseLing When masturbations lost its fun you'r fucking lazy

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    yeah, it was nice to see muay thai used in street fight situations, not just in a ring.

    and, this thread made me watch about 3 hours of capoeria vidios the other night. interesting stuff, especially when you read the history on it and what is going on, but not really something i would be interested in doing for more than cruiositys sake.
     
  19. illmatix

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    He knows Capoeira... but only uses it to fling the occasional flashy kick or punch, from what I've seen of him :dunno:

    He probably uses it more to seduce crabby Brazillian sluts at the clubs in Brazil.
     
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    i dont know how the fuck i would ever gain the flexibility those guys have..haha.
     
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    58008 Ron Paul!

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    i've been doing capoeira for about 7-8 months now. it's much harder than it looks, but a lot of fun. yeah, it's not the most practical thing for a street fight, but it can help you learn to deal with fighting situations in terms of staying calm, etc. capoeira can involve fighting, though usually it doesn't. it all depends on who is doing it. i encourage anyone to look for a school in their area and try it out.

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