KIDS Capoeira 101 | Armada

Capoeira KIDS 101 | Armada

⋈ Armada ⋈

In this video we work with 2 of our kids, “Cobra” and “Dragao” to show you how to do a Capoeira kick called Armada. At Capoeira Bamba, Armada is one of the 5 Basic Capoeira Kicks.

An armada is a spinning kick also described as a spinning outside crescent kick. he striking surface is usually the outside blade of the kicking foot. A queixada and armada are executed in exactly the same way with the exception of the armada beginning with a step to the right or left before releasing the kick. The power of the armada actually comes from the torque placed on the hips from the spin.

After stepping across the body (to the right or left) at around 45 degrees, the hips are spun while the arms are up to protect from punches or other kicks. Once there is enough torque, the kicking leg is “released” rather than kicked. This leg goes around in the same motion as a queixada until the kicking leg has finished its arc all the way back or parallel to the other foot.