Cadeira

Level: Beginner | Style: Mixed Style

Tutorials, Step By Step guide, Tips & Follow Along Video

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A position in the ginga when both legs are squared off.

Move Background

The cadeira or paralelo is a low squat that shares many similarities with the horse stance found in Eastern martial arts. One arm protects the face while the other is extended out protecting the torso. Every time a capoeirista brings his feet parallel during a ginga, he enters this position.

Step by step guide

  • Depending on how the capoeira academy teaches it, it is usually a low position similar to one that a shortstop has right before stopping a ground ball.
  • One arm is protecting the face while the other is extended out protecting the other side.
  • Since it is essentially a low squat with the torso slightly bent at the waist, most of the core muscles are engaged to keep balance.
  • All attack, movements, and esquivas can flow seamlessly from this position including balança, au, queda de rins, martelo, resistência, and many others.

Variations on Balanco

Learn Capoeira Move Negacia
Negacia

Style: Mixed Style
Level: Beginner
Sub Type : Balanco

Learn Capoeira Move Balança
Balança

Style: Mixed Style
Level: Beginner
Sub Type : Balanco

Learn Capoeira Move Esquiva Paralela
Esquiva Paralela

Style: Mixed Style
Level: Beginner
Sub Type : Balanco


Other movement

Learn Capoeira Move Aú Aberto
Aú Aberto

Style: Mixed Style
Level: Beginner
Sub Type : Au

Learn Capoeira Move Aú de Frente
Aú de Frente

Style: Mixed Style
Level: Intermediate
Sub Type : Au

Learn Capoeira Move Canivete
Canivete

Style: Contemporânea
Level: Intermediate
Sub Type : Ponte

Learn Capoeira Move Pêndulo
Pêndulo

Style: Mixed Style
Level: Advanced
Sub Type : Bananeira

Learn Capoeira Move Queda De Rins
Queda De Rins

Style: Mixed Style
Level: Intermediate
Sub Type : Queda

Learn Capoeira Move Troca de Pé
Troca de Pé

Style: Mixed Style
Level: Beginner
Sub Type : Negativa


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