Basic Movements

Base

Ginga

Cartwheel

A low, horse-ridding-like stance with hands in front to protect your face

Basic movement of capoeira wth continuous motion

 
Ground Movements

Esquiva

Cocorinha

Negativa

Troca

Rolé

Escape movement

Squatting movement used to evade high kicks

Variations on cocorinha, with upper body moving front, back, or side

Changing sides while in negativa

Roating from negativa to the base position

 
Round Kicks

Meia-lua de frente

Meia-lua de compasso

Armada

Queixada

Outside to inside front cresent kick (half moon kick)

Spinning heel kick with one hand on the ground

Spinning crescent kick

Inside to outside crescent kick

 
Front Kicks

Benção

Ponteira

Joelhada

Escorão/Pisão

Chapiado

Martelo

Gancho

Front heel kick

Front snap kick with the ball of the foot

Knee strike

Side kick

Spinning back kick

Roundhouse kick

Reverse hook kick

 
Sweeps, Takedowns, Grappling

Rasteira

Banda

Vingativa

Arrastão

Tesoura

Tesoura de frente

Tesoura de costa

Montada

Raspagem

Guarda

Triângulo

Chave-de-braço

Sweep

Hooking kick to the ankles. similar to rasteira

Shoulder tackle and hip throw takedown

Shoulder tackle and grapple takedown

Double leg scissor takedown

Front scissor

Back scissor

Mount position

Inverting the mount position using both legs

Gaurd position on the floor

Triangle choke

Arm lock

 
Head & Hand Strikes

Cabeçada

Galopante

Cotovelada

Asfixciante (Escala)

Dedo

Direto

Gancho

Cruzado

Mata-leão

Head butt

Open hand blow to the side of the head

Elbow strike

Palm, strike. similar to a jab

Finger strike to the eyes

Hook

Upper cut

Crossed hook

Choking the opponent using both arms hooked into the opponent's head

 
Floreios

Pião-de-mão

Pião-de-cabeça

Au Batido (Beija-flor)

Queda-de-rins

Macaco

Xango

Mortal

Au sem Mão

Parafuso

Armada Dupla

Folha Seca

Relógio

Aú Esquisito

Aú Cortado

Macao em Pe

Raiz

Raiz sem mão

Hand spin

Head spin

Half cartwheel, with one hand on the ground

Fall to ground, resting on one elbow into the kidneys

Close to ground back handspring

Back handspring

Backwards somersault

Cartwheel without hands

Armada going into spinning martelo in the air

Simlar to a parafuso, taking off and landing with both legs straight

Similar to the mortal, with legs split

Spinning on queda-de-rins like the hands of a clock

Inverted aú with open chest

Forward walkover

Backward walkover

Side walkover

Side walkover without hands