To make it complete, let me add an archetype analysis of the back hooking kicks - you know, the ones that hook externally, but without spinning, such as Queiaxada, Gancho etc.
There is so few of them we will not divide it according to martial arts this time:
1)Eagle - "Queixada" - the modern Queixada, done from the front leg by crossing legs first; or from the back leg as Filhos de Bimba do it (I found out modern capoeiristas hate this version, as they are not used to it so they usually eat it even when done slowly).
(Btw the video somehow manages to capture the stupidity of modern capoeira in one movement. This is supposed to be a kick, ie a weapon?)
The problem is this is a worthless kick when done physically, ie the way it is done. It does not allow LightLegs and thus cannot be used to escape Rasteira with Au; and gets neutralized by the positional disruptor of the real ginga(Monkey+Seduction1). Adding it to Regional and even creating a sequence around it was one of the failures of Mestre Bimba.
The only way to do it properly in capoeira is to setup it using Quasinegaca; this was done in the system of Besouro Manganga and called 'Quixinho'.
Otherwise, Savateurs happen to be quite fond of Eagle backhook, calling it 'Revers frontal'.
2)Tiger+LightLegs/RubberLegs - "Jawkick" - this is the true 'queixada', a jaw kick. Done in Carioca and perhaps even in proper Bahian capoeira, this kicks not only has great penetration; it also uses LightLegs/RubberLegs and can be turned into Au. It also works against the ginga.
If you can, replace the Eagle backhook (Queixada) in Bimba's sequence with this one(Tiger+LightLegs); to correct Mestre Bimba's mistake.
It can also be done double to break spine.
3)Rooster - "Gancho" - back hook done with the heel in modern capoeira. As with Queixada, this one is worthless: It does not allow LightLegs and thus cannot be used to escape Rasteira with Au; and gets neutralized by the positional disruptor of the real ginga(Monkey+Seduction1).
It is also done in karate sparring and called 'uramawashi geri'; and surely in taekwondo too.
Again, great if you want to harm yourself, because when you use it against positional disruptor, you mess up your own knee. This is the reason this kick was never part of any traditional martial art, and only sprung out in modernity.
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