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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FIGHTING CAPOEIRISTAS AND CARDIO CAPOEIRISTAS

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Cardio capoeiristas...noncontact guys and gals...can be very fit, acrobatic, fluid, beautiful in movement...but they can't fight a lick. They are good hearted, well-intentioned, oftentimes sincere and intelligent people who practice enthusiastically and with loyalty. They also tend to have the money to pay their Mestres very well and keep their academy open and thriving. They tend to look like this:




They are absolutely USELESS in a actual fight, and Capoeira is designed first and foremost for fighting the slaver and self defense; it's designed to defeat oppressors from within and without, inner demons like pity despair rage lack of focus lack of peace of mind and self doubt and the heartlessness that oftentimes humans can display to each other while we journey through life.


I recently was informed that my standing Msimamo Osoosi/Oxossi/Ochosi...which you miscall Negativa... is not Capoeira or part of Capoeira in any way shape or form. After I had a good laugh, I simply showed …

ATACX GYM CAPOEIRA BLITZ-TAKEDOWN 2

This highly effective combination I use quite a few times, and used to startling effect 3 times running yesterday while sparring. I hope all of you enjoy this video, and comment and like my video on this blog, Google+, and YouTube. Please follow my blog! Thanks!

ATACX GYM CAPOEIRA STOPS THE JAB-CROSS-TAKEDOWN

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There will be a very few people who will see this video and complain...the very same people who don't practice self defense focused Capoeira anyway. I hope everyone--including my few detractors--enjoys this video, and I hope that some of you will find the energy and desire to make similar videos showing doable, functional capoeira self defense with your friends, students, family, training partners, etc.

WHAT WE DO THAT'S DIFFERENT

These last few days have seen a small number of noncontact, non self defense training "capoeiristas" come out of the woodwork, all clamoring the kinds of silly nonsense that comes from people who don't actually train self defense or have the inclination to do so...but who desperately want to maintain the fiction that they do. In the face of the overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Even a former Mestre I trained with--a person I considered a friend and still respect to this day--turned his back on me during this period of time.

I have not been at all affected by this behavior in a negative way. In fact, the opposite has occurred. As each and every time, the single irreconcilable point of deviation has been: I PRACTICE SELF DEFENSE BASED CAPOEIRA, AND THEY DON'T. That's all there is to it.

I spar. I do drills. I grapple. I use weapons. I multifight. We use firearms and train for self defense against guns and knives and whatnot. I make controlled contact EVERY SI…