Pronounced “pee-ao jee mao”.
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.