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Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance and music. Capoeira has a perceived fluidity and is like a choreographed dance, but part of the movement is designed to position themselves around the aggressor in order to lay up for an attack. It is known by quick and complex ...

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Improving breathing in a deeply bent leg situation (diaphragm compression?)

I don't know if this is something idiosyncratic or just something that everyone deals with, but I have a difficult time breathing when my diaphragm is compressed, such as when I'm crouching (which ...
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What stretches can I do to kick higher in martial arts?

I'm in good physical health, exercise regularly and having been training capoeira for about a year. While technique is certainly a part of it, I've still been unable to kick more than waist high with ...