Take-downs form an integral part of Capoeira but they are not done in an innocuous manner. They are taught while respecting the other player. The Capoeirista trains to fall before learning how to make another fall because each rasteira is a risk that leads to a come back rasteira from the other … The fall should not bring direct contact of the joints or the bones with the ground. Take-downs must be precise and controlled to avoid a complex fall and injuries.