Tutorials, Step By Step guide, Tips & Follow Along Video
Pronounced “Pone-tey-ra” it looks similar to the Bênção but it's quite a different move.
The Ponteira suits to Regional style because it's a lot faster and more unpredictable. Ponteira is meant to deal damage and teachers describe the movement as a knife. The goal of ponteira is to cut deep into the abdomen, causing damage to organs.
Step by step guide
Imagine you are wearing sandals and want to get rid of them.
You then throw your foot fiercely forwards in a snapping motion to shoot them away as far as possible.
The Ponteira flies in a round arc from the floor to your partner's stomach/chest, however you do not keep your leg stretched throughout the entire kicking motion.
Lift your knee while stretching out the kicking leg so it gets extended to the maximum at the point of impact.
Hit with the foot ball, don't break your toes with it.
The Ponteira doesn't require muscular effort, it is easiest to execute with much swing and it hits in an instant.
Don't overuse it unless you want to make the Jogo more competitive and aggressive.
Try to follow up the Ponteira with a Martelo or a spun Chapa without putting your kicking leg down; works very well if you want to surprise your opponent and catch him off-guard.