Keyword: Bencão, Martelo, Chapa
The main focus was on straight kicks. We stuck with the three basic ones. They were practiced individually, and we practiced them first in lines, and then with each other. After that was done for awhile, we paired up and did something a little different. We then traded off kicks. Partner A only was allowed to throw round kicks (meia lua de frente, armada, queixada, meia lua de compasso) while partner B threw only straight kicks.
Afterwards we worked on feintas, or fakes. We did fakes for the queixada, aramada, and meia lua de compasso. When throwing fakes, always concentrate on throwing the kick. The only thing that makes it a fake is not throwing the kick. Otherwise, it’s the same technique, plus a little more expression to sell it. The main point of a fake is to make sure the opponent is moving the way that’s desired. After we worked on it in lines, we did it in partners.
At the end of the class we got to practice all the movements in a roda. Thank all the guests that showed up tonight, and hope you come and visit again sometime soon.
Until next time,