The AUDIO VERSION of "Capoeira: A Tale of Martial Arts Mastery, Mysticism and Love" is now available for sale on Amazon.com, Audible.com and ITunes. I'm looking for people who would enjoy receiving a FREE copy of the entire book in exchange for an honest review on Amazon.com. It's very important that you give an HONEST review - whether you think the audio version is good or bad - and this will be greatly appreciated. NOTE: Please keep in mind that this is a science fiction book and NOT a "capoeira manual" or a book on mastering "capoeira", the martial art.
Here are the some of the particulars of the audio version:
FIVE FREE REVIEW COPIES WILL BE AVAILABLE UNTIL AUGUST 8, 2014. To request a copy, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the SUBJECT LINE state "Request to Review Capoeira".
CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK TO LISTEN TO A SAMPLE:CHAPTER 13 - IMHOTEP
Nice drop, thank you!
So basically if I combine my Muay Thai experience with breakdancing I can generate more power in my kicks like Capoeira...
Its a misconception that Capoeiristas are "breakdancing". Breakdancing historians swear that Capoeira wasn't an influence on early breakdancing, but its pretty easy to see that many of the movements, if not directly inspired by the Capoeira Jinga, drew from the same spiritual well.
The back-and-forth Jinga movement is used to position yourself for a strike or, usually in conjunction with the Esquiva or Role, to defend against an attack. It also provides a moving target to your opponent, making you much more challenging to hit. Its accepted by most historians of Capoeira that the Jinga was *added* to the Angolan/Western African martial art to deceive the Brazilian slavemasters - Its "Just a dance!"
The most powerful kicks in Capoeira, like in Muy Thai, derive their power from circular movement, e.g. the Meia Lua De Compasso and the Martelo de Negativa.