This site documents my research of Capoeira Carioca, the original combat capoeira of old Rio de Janeiro. Note that all these techniques came from my historical research and are unknown in modern capoeira (generally not done anymore); therefore, if you see somebody doing these techniques today, chances are they took it from this website. Of course, I cannot forbid people from using these techniques; nevertheless, they should acknowledge where they got them from.

Additionally, techniques of related styles (Batuque, original Regional, old Bahian capoeira) will be discussed.

(c)2019 Renato Muller; with special thanks to Zbynek and David

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Every week I add one more technique.

2.Cabeçada solta
4.Eye fork
5.Cabeçada presa
6.Corta capim
7.External slap
8.Low rasteira
10.Chest smasher cabeçada
11.Internal slap
12.Pe de panzina
15.Cruz de carreira
16.Banda de frente
17.Banda de costa
19.Me esquece
20.Flying tesoura
25.Voo de morçego
26.Double leg cabeçada
27.Rasteira Bahiana
29.Jawkick (and Double jawkick)
32.Elbow spear
35.frontal and rear Raspa 
36.Banda traçada one-sided

Note to the above techniques
Note to vocalization



 General articles


Baloes - reference list

Can cabeçada be used in combat?

Baloes in capoeira Angola, v.2

What are animal archetypes?

What is Ruy Gouveia's Giro de cintura?

Primitive capoeira???

Was Carioca good for combat?

What is the real Rasteira?

1000 and 1 Capoeira Carioca

Capoeira for fighting against capoeira

The real Banda de costa

Applying bandas in combat

The Pontape dilemma

Capoeira is wrestling

Clube X position


 Articles on old Bahian capoeiragem

Old Bahian Capoeira and LightLegs kicks

The secret of old Bahian capoeira: Escape Low rasteira with Au

Bahian Ginga

How to kick a true Armada

Meia lua e armada

Kicking the Au?

The mystery of Godeme

Sad tale of blocking a front kick


 Older articles

On Batuque/Pernada

Baloes - the throws of Regional

Regional = Baloes

Batuque - and Shuai Jiao














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