Capoeira is the art of Kicking, sweeping and head striking. Actually, the reason of using these methods is simple; the use of feet is the common West-African beliefthat hands are for creation and feet for destruction. Capoeira also uses acrobatic and athletic movements to maneuver around the opponent; for example, the head spin kind that involves sittingmovements, turns, jumps, flips and dodges.
The art of Eskrima emphasize stick and sword fighting; it’s common to use both because the practitioner uses his two hands, which is valuableeven when working with one weapon; the extra hand is used to control the opponent’s weapon and to strike when the range is sufficiently close. A lot of trainings start with two weaponseither a pair of sticks or a stick and a wooden knife called sword or dagger in the ordinary merchandize.
Before we finish this briefly-informative text, I am going to talk about Judomethod. Judo’s meaning is “gentle way,” It’s a modern Japanese combat sport, originated in Japan. It involves a competitive element, where the object is either to throw one’s opponent or subduehim. Throw-technique includes a standing phase, where the opponents try to throw each other, and sacrifice phase, where chokes and strangulations allow the person applying them neutralizethe opponent.
Knowing all this self-protection methods, we have a variety of possibilities of knowledge that can turn into a healthy-enjoyable daily activity if you decide to apply them.