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Vingativa translates as 'vindictive.'

Move Background

Vingativa is a shoulder takedown and it is a very useful one. Its purpose is to knock the opponent off-balance from when they are i

Step by step guide

  • A low takedown that involves stepping forward and trapping the back legs of an opponent that is in a side stance.
  • The capoeirista also protects his face with his elbow.
  • Once the lead leg of the capoeirista has trapped the leg of the opponent, he shifts the weight in his hips forward and up.
  • If the contact is maintained with the legs the other player then he should be thrown up and away.