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Pronounced “es-core-pee-ow”.

Move Background

Escorpião is a sneaky attack that starts from the Queda de Rins position. As the name describes the kick imitates a scorpions tail. It is a low scorpion kick, when very low to the ground you kick up your heel to fend off an attack.

Step by step guide

While in queda de rins, extend the bottom leg in front of you while the top leg whips behind you. The leg extended in front of you acts as a counter balance while the other leg whips around to strike. It might look like a contortion act of, but the bend is performed with the entire body. The hips, back, and legs all contribute to the bend in the strike. If you are particularly stiff in the back, shoulders, or hips, this movement will be more challengin