S.W.A.T.T. SWING OR AU KICK FOR MMA AND THE STREET
This set up and execution is something that I use commonly in sparring, especially when I feint the double leg takedown or off of a high speed striking combination. The setup I show in this video is very effective, but I must caution you...Capoeira kicks are very powerful. Injury from a mishap is VERY EASY TO DO.
So listen closely and please heed this advice:
DO NOT execute these kicks unless you are carefully supervised by one of the truly rare Street Warrior Capoeiristas like myself or the other truly rare Capoeira Mestres who can actually fight. The way you can tell if you're getting the real Capoeira or not is simple...your Capoeira teacher will spend most of the class teaching self defense, not useless movements and useless exercise.
You will speedily discover that there are plenty of very challenging acrobatics to be had and you don't lose an ounce of culture, fun or anything else when you train functionally...aaand you can truly defend yourself with attacks entries combinations and movements that most other people have never seen in their lives, and have even less experience defending themselves against.