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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 challenging.