How to Do the Ginga | Capoeira


The Ginga is the basic movement in Capoeira. In a way, its the movement that set game of
Capoeira, and usually, doing the ginga is like if you were walking down the hall or
walking down the street. The movement starts like this. You can always start from a standing position. Step back with your right foot, making sure
you have your front leg bent. Always being very careful about your hips
and turning, because you’re going to start turning with your back foot. From there, you curve your face with your
right arm and one foot in front of you, the other one behind. You’re going to step parallel and always make
sure you have a good [inaudible 00:46] of your face. Step back, making sure you’re not crossing
your legs, and then you go back and step parallel. From here, you can one … two… three…
and always switching your arms because you’re about to step back. Of course, as you get comfortable with your
Ginga, you develop your own expressions into it, and that becomes your signature. Usually, the Ginga, besides being practiced,
you know like by yourself, it’s always practicing partners. What I’m going to do now is I’m calling, and
he’s going to demonstrate the Ginga with me. So, as I said earlier, always, you do the
Ginga facing your partner. Get into the Ginga position. Just back and forth. Sit here and swing back and forth. As you go, you can put your own expressions
into it. [Inaudible 01:45]. You can move around as well. From here, you can shift. Up there. Then go around. Up and shift again. Use your arms. One, two, three… Up and that’s it. Thank you. That’s the Ginga.

79 Replies to “How to Do the Ginga | Capoeira

  1. from here u know that Brasil has a pretty good dencing tradition! capoeira is a martial art but it is allso and maybe mainly…a dance!

  2. I knew about Capoera through Eddie Gordo…. Ever since I saw him doing the ginga and was fascinated by those moves, I was like, "Oh, I wanna do that!"

  3. Ave,ginga movement is universal "ready to doo something"position.Who like Capoeira is moustli good person.????

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