Keywords: Angola, Rabo-de-arraia, Tesoura
We continued doing the angola sequence from yesterday’s practice.
The sequence started with Person A kicking a meia-lua de frente. Person B escapes with a cocorinha and counters with a rabo-de-arraia (an angola meia-lua de compasso). Person A slides the leg into a esquiva basica (to the side.) Person A continues to fall into a queda de rins, and transform the movement into a tesoura. Person B avoids the tesoura with an aú. Person A intervenes with a cabeçada. Person B recovers by falling into a negativa and using a role at return back to the ginga.
We also took it apart and worked with pieces of it. For example, we split in three lines, and worked on the Au and the Tesoura by having two people, one after the other, tesoura at the partner, Au to escape, then switch and repeat.
After we worked the sequence in it’s entirety, we played in a roda, starting off with angola. Just remember that angola is a different type of game, but don’t worry. Angola takes time to learn just like everything in capoeira, and even if we don’t go over it a lot in class, you can still turn to internet for some information.
Until next time,