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Dedeira which literally means 'cliff'.

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An attack to the eyes that reveals the street fighting origins of capoeira. It is rarely executed in rodas today because of the harm it can cause.

Step by step guide

  • It is an eye-poke with the index and middle finger of the attacking hand.
  • This attack was usually done to disorientate the target for a quick escape or in some cases, rob them.
  • In most capoeira rodas, the Dedeira will be shown, but never fully executed.
  • When combined with the element of surprise, the dedeira was a very useful ambush weapon.