Pião De Mão

Level: Intermediate | Style: Mixed Style

Tutorials, Step By Step guide, Tips & Follow Along Video


Pronounced “pee-ao jee mao”.

Move Background

A hand spin that is done in a very similar way as the 1990 in breakdancing. The capoeirista begins by turning his body in the same manner as a meia lua de compasso. The variations and ending positions for this move are virtually limitless.

Step by step guide

  • This move looks like it came straight out of a break dancing circle.
  • The idea is fairly simple. From a handstand position, spin on the pinky side of the palm as many times as you can.
  • Of course this is more difficult than it sounds.
  • There are many techniques for doing a hand spin properly.
  • Here are some tips that could help give you more rotations out of your hand spins.
  • Make sure that when you’re spinning, you’re not spinning on the entire palm.
  • This is a very common mistake.
  • You want to make sure you’re spinning on the pisiformis.
  • This is the corner of palm that is closest to your pinky and your wrist.
  • The less surface area you place on the ground, the more you will be able to spin.
  • The second tip is to shrug the shoulder up as high as you can and keep the head into your shoulder.
  • Many people do their hand spins with their shoulder down and their heads looking down at the ground.
  • This creates an unstable structure.
  • The head also stays close to your armpit to keep your weight evenly distributed and make sure you don’t get disoriented.

Variations on Piao

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