This is a excellent music video showing real world fights, the completely ineffective drivel that is never practiced for self defense yet passes for "capoeira" in far too many "Capoeira" classes, and compares and contrasts it with the highly effective, street oriented self defense skills of my ATACX GYM STREET WARRIOR CAPOEIRA style.
The truth that far too many don't want you to know is that if your self defense skills are sharp? Your roda skills are INFINITELY BETTER THAN EVER. Put another way? Self defense capoeiristas...that is to say, PEOPLE ACTUALLY PRACTICING THE REAL DEAL, HISTORICALLY ACCURATE AND AUTHENTIC CAPOEIRA...are literally legends in the roda as well. Roda players can never be fighting legends or even truly potent in Candomble.
To that end? I find it instructive and enlightening to post here one of the many discussions on Facebook and elsewhere that I have had with well meaning cardio capoeiristas who never train for self defense, to see the reactions of the general population online.
TAKEN FROM MY ATACX GYM CAPOEIRA FACEBOOK PAGE