Basic Capoeira Movements
Here’s a list of the most basic moves of capoeira. Basics or fundamental movements should be part of your regular capoeira training. Although, requirements for receiving your first capoeira cord may very slightly from group to group, this list is a great beginner’s guide of must-know movements.
Some names of movements (in this list) are linked to pages with descriptions of the move, a short how-to plus pictures and/or capoeira video clips.
Capoeira Beginner Movements in alphabetical order:
- Au (Aú)
- Au de cabeça Pics
- Ginga Pics
- Esquiva de Frente
- Esquiva Lateral
- Quexada Pics & Video Clip or Queixada
- Roler Pics (Rolé)
- Resistencia (Resistençia)
- Queda de Quatro
- Queda de Rins Pic
For more capoeira movements please go back to our Capoeira Moves List.