Aú Sem Mão

Level: Advanced | Style: Contemporânea

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An aú performed without hands in the same manner as the aerial cartwheel.

Move Background

A cartwheel executed without touching hands to the floor, to compensate for lack of support from the hands, leg momentum is employed to keep the performer airborne until the leading foot touches down.

Step by step guide

  • Au sem mao or an “aerial” is a foundational skill in the world of gymnastics and tricking.
  • In Capoeira, this movement is literally described as a cartwheel without hands.
  • One leg jumps up, while the other kicks hard to the side, causing the body to rotate over itself.
  • The arms play a vital role in creating power and rotational force. Make sure to punch hard over your head as you jump.
  • It can be inverted more diagonally to attack in the same way as a butterfly kick,
  • This move doesn't need legs to be perfectly vertical, but the torso should be so you can see your opponent.
  • If your torso is horizontal it's a butterfly kick.

Variations on Au

Learn Capoeira Move Aú Batido
Aú Batido

Style: Mixed Style
Level: Advanced
Sub Type : Au

Learn Capoeira Move Helicóptero
Helicóptero

Style: Mixed Style
Level: Intermediate
Sub Type : Au

Learn Capoeira Move Bico de Papagaio
Bico de Papagaio

Style: Contemporânea
Level: Intermediate
Sub Type : Au

Learn Capoeira Move Aú de Frente
Aú de Frente

Style: Mixed Style
Level: Intermediate
Sub Type : Au

Learn Capoeira Move Aú Giro Sem Mâo
Aú Giro Sem Mâo

Style: Contemporânea
Level: Advanced
Sub Type : Au

Learn Capoeira Move Aú Batendo
Aú Batendo

Style: Angola
Level: Intermediate
Sub Type : Au

Learn Capoeira Move Aú Fechado
Aú Fechado

Style: Angola
Level: Intermediate
Sub Type : Au

Learn Capoeira Move S-Dobrado
S-Dobrado

Style: Mixed Style
Level: Advanced
Sub Type : Au

Learn Capoeira Move Aú de v
Aú de v

Style: Mixed Style
Level: Beginner
Sub Type : Au

Learn Capoeira Move Aú Aberto
Aú Aberto

Style: Mixed Style
Level: Beginner
Sub Type : Au

Learn Capoeira Move Aú

Style: Mixed Style
Level: Beginner
Sub Type : Au


Other movement

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Pêndulo

Style: Mixed Style
Level: Advanced
Sub Type : Bananeira

Learn Capoeira Move Ginga
Ginga

Style: Mixed Style
Level: Beginner
Sub Type : Ginga

Learn Capoeira Move Canivete
Canivete

Style: Contemporânea
Level: Intermediate
Sub Type : Ponte

Learn Capoeira Move Bananeira
Bananeira

Style: Mixed Style
Level: Intermediate
Sub Type : Bananeira

Learn Capoeira Move Ponte
Ponte

Style: Mixed Style
Level: Beginner
Sub Type : Ponte

Learn Capoeira Move Troca de Pé
Troca de Pé

Style: Mixed Style
Level: Beginner
Sub Type : Negativa


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