A low side kick to the knee.
This is a side kick to the lower areas including the thigh, knee, or instep. Impact is usually made with the heel or sole of the foot.
Step by step guide
- As with the pisào, the chapa baixa begins with a forward knee raise.
- However, instead of rising upwards towards the usual kicking targets capoeira (head, chest, stomach), the kick is driven downward towards the other player's lower extremities.
- It incorporates the malacia in capoeira appearing as a high kick but ending in an unpredictable painful kick to the knee or thigh.