Cintura Desprezada

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The cintura desprezada (“despised waist”) is a series of throws that Mestre Bimba developed and taught to his students of capoeira regional. These throws were designed to teach the capoeiristas how to land lightly and safely, and also how to throw an attacker who grabbed them with a headlock. Mestre Decânio’s book 'The Heritage of Mestre Bimba' contains more detailed information on the cintura desprezada.

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