Cotovelada which literally means "elbow".

Move Background

The cotovelada is an elbow strike usually from outside to inside. In all forms of martial arts, range plays a very important role.

Step by step guide

  • When two capoeristas are playing a close aggressive game it would be foolish to throw a kick or punch at such a close range.
  • The cotovelada is a quick surprise attack when things get too close.
  • This strike can really hurt if performed right.

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