S-Dobrado

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Pronounced “Es do-bra-doo” it is similar to the macaco.

Move Background

The set up for S-dobrado is usually different from macaco. A common set up is to transition from esquiva baixa to negativa, swing the leg to the side and up for the s-dobrado. This setup is one of many ways to generate the power required for this movement. Although bute forcing S-dobrado is an option, most people opt to generate a lot of momentum and allow that to carry them over.

Step by step guide

  • The S-Dobrado is the generic name for a series of motions that takes a capoeirista from a low position to whip one leg across the floor in a half circle.
  • Then kick up his legs and invert onto his hands and then land back on his feet and stand.
  • The S refers to shape traced by the motion of the leg which leads the move.
  • It is used as a transitional move and there are many variations of the S-Dobrado.
  • A basic S-Dobrado can start from a Negativa, whip the straight leg around in a half circle to face the other direction, kick up into a Macaco.
  • Another variation involves going from Corta Capim, then kicking up into Macaco.
  • While inverted, the capoeirista can Au, or stop and do a Bananeira, or even sink down into a Queda De Rins.
  • It is a very versatile technique for a capoeirista.

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