We did a few things in capoeira class today.
We practised all the basic kicks -meia lua de compassa, meia lua de frent, armada.
We practised esquivas- esquiva basica and esquiva lateral.
There were different combos combining the above and one player doing one set and the other doing another.
When doing hastera against meia lua de compassa I discovered timing is very crucial and there is only a tiny window of opportunity. You really can’t do it until their leg is past your head? but before it lands else they will be too stable for the hastera to work.
One of my goals is to become able to go from headstand into a handstand.
Today in class we practised handstands, headstands and going from one to the other. Handstands down into headstands… easy enough [takes soo much control not to drop oneself though!]. But then we tried the other way round. Headstands up to handstand… Oh man I could only get a couple of centimetres before I had to go back on my feet. Looks like I have set myself a tough physical goal here… well I have realised a challenge, and I accept!
I still need to work on having a straight leg when doing kicks, any capoeiristas got any tips/advice how I can get straighter kicks>?