Cotovelada which literally means "elbow".
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.