Years ago I was in a Capoeira class and training with a young lad I had not seen before and I assumed he was a new student. We were doing a simple practice session of Ginga when all of a sudden he threw a roundhouse kick at me. Random surprises like this are a bit of a tradition in Capoeira but you do not really expect them from a newbie. Turned out this guy had taken a few classes at another location.
When he tried another kick I was ready. I stepped away and let my trailing leg nudge his support leg, just enough to wobble him and let him know I could have dropped him hard if I had wanted. The look on his face was priceless.
“You just avoided the kick and hit me with the same move!”
The move I used was a variety of Esquiva and here is an illustration of one of its applications.If you have enjoyed this article or it has been helpful to you please feel free to show your appreciation. Thank you.