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Capoeira with WOD?
« on: November 11, 2006, 09:13:11 PM »
I think that Cardio is a huge part of parkour and freerunning.  Maybe incorporating some Capoeira esc moves in the WOD would help, even if it is just the Ginga and crescent kicks.  It would help with cardio, flexibility, and overall flow.  Any Ideas?
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Re: Capoeira with WOD?
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2006, 07:53:46 AM »
The problem is that proper technique for the movements would be near-impossible to communicate over the internet, and improper technique would be hazardous when performed at high-intensity. Keep in mind that the WOD incorporates endurance along with the other physical skills in an integrated approach. The movements chosen reflect the ability to elicit a relatively high power-output while being universally beneficial and scaleable.

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Re: Capoeira with WOD?
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2006, 09:10:48 AM »
Yes, but from what I saw it was sprints, squats, pull ups and what not.  Maybe I missed it.  The Ginga is just the dance thing they do, and they are not trying to be Capoeristas just get some of the benifit and abilities through trying out the moves.
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Re: Capoeira with WOD?
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2006, 09:14:26 AM »
I also want to add, I am not looking down on the WOD, I think it is a great thing.
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Re: Capoeira with WOD?
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2006, 10:00:24 AM »
Don't worry, I didn't take it that way. I know what the Ginga is, but I see very little practical carry-over to the endurance required for real-world application. That is the beauty of using pull-ups, sprints, push-ups, squats etc. mixed in a random, high-intensity fashion. They very closely mirror the myriad requirements of functional capacity that you might find in an emergency situation, a Parkour run or a sporting event; where there is little separation between the physical skills and the lines become blurred between where power ends and endurance begins. This is what I'm striving for with the WOD, rather than saying "Here is the endurance portion, and here is the strength portion." While this may be suitable for certain goals, broad-spectrum physical capability isn't one of them ;)

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Re: Capoeira with WOD?
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2006, 06:42:36 PM »
Alright, sounds fair.
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Re: Capoeira with WOD?
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2006, 07:26:31 PM »
Oh yeah, one thing I forgot to mention, I think Capoeira (along with a quite a few other martial arts) are great for integration into functional fitness programs, aside from their obvious benefit for self-defense. The problem lies in the fact that you need to be in the presence of a qualified instructor to make this happen, and as such they aren't a good fit for an internet workout program. Needless to say, when I am running a  gym, they will have a huge part in the overall programming  8)

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Re: Capoeira with WOD?
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2006, 10:05:14 PM »
Well, in my personal philosophy you are partially right.  You can self teach youself, a punch is a punch and a kick a kick, it is not however a wise decision to self teach youself and say that is it or pass it off as if you are a qualified person to teach that art.  Trying out the moves, watching how to videos are good things to me.  Fine tunning is needed by a qualified person though.  I started out self teaching myself and my instructor said it was to my benifit.  What do you think?
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Re: Capoeira with WOD?
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2006, 09:34:09 AM »
I'm a terrible dancer.

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Re: Capoeira with WOD?
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2006, 12:48:01 PM »
Thats ok.  I think it is Hilarious that everyone believe Capoeira is not a Martial art.
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Re: Capoeira with WOD?
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2006, 12:50:11 PM »
And apparently So Is my Random capitalization of random WorDs
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