Most of the attacks used while practicing Capoeira are specific to the art, but some of them have been adapted by different Mestres (particularly Mestre Bimba) from other martial arts such as Batuque or Jiu-jitsu. Each attack is controlled and must respect the integrity of the opponent.

Even though it appears that the Capoeirista doesn’t use his/her hands for an attack, this is not universally true, it is actually quite the opposite.

This section includes all the attacks used in Capoeira whether it involves kicks, blows, knees or attacks with the head.