The Balão de lado translates as 'side ball' in Portuguese.
In this takedown, the capoerista wraps the opponent's head with an arm from behind and bends over, lifting the opponent and rotating the body to throw him to the ground.
Step by step guide
- It is a throwing technique used in capoeira which consists of making your opponent swing over the hip after having turned him.
- The back, catching it with a force colar. Remember to bend your knees when you pivot and straighten your legs sharply when you lean forward to rock the other.
- As Bimba said, there is no defense against this projection, which makes the fall dangerous.