Chincha is a quite unique technique of Capoeiragem; it is used as counterattack against front grabs.
However, first, forget all that Burlamaqui says about Chincha; it is not a cabeçada. Instead, it a torso compression technique that creates a nerve strangle and a breath sealer.
Here is how you apply it:
When the opponent grabs you from the front, use Clube X position to create nerve disruption through his hold (Bear mechanics; see my article on Clube X and clinching in capoeiragem).
Then, still using Bear mechanics, seize the back of opponent's thighs with your hands. You arms do not go straight, but in big outward arcs; behind his thighs, with little finger sides of your hands pointing away from you.
Then press into his chest with your head, arching him backward; as you pull his legs apart with your arms. This is a high-energy point("Haaaa!").
This will first apply a nerve strangle to him, making him unable to resists; then, as you arch him more, it applies a breath sealer(8s); until finally, he falls on his back on the ground.
Now you can stomp him at will for 8 seconds.
Note that this pretty much closes the deal on front grabs in Capoeiragem: As pretty much any front grab can get answered with Clube X and Chincha, you simply do not grab a capoeira (unless you like your groin stomped). That's it.
Chincha can be done with the head, but also with your chest if he is bent over; works the same way.
For Chincha to work, it must be thrown from the Clube X position (using Bear mechanics and the proper vocalization).
Chincha cannot be applied from a distance (like most cabeçadas); instead, it is applied when grappling up-close with the opponent.
Chincha was probably an integral part of 'Moraes Filho'(1901) style of Carioca; used as a counter against Cocadas and Rasteiras.
Disregard Burlamaqui's depiction of Chincha(1928), as it uses a wrong archetype(Tiger); and also the 'chincha' done by Sinhozino's student later. All these are simply wrong; as true Chincha is what is described above: A counter-grabbing technique using Bear archetype.
Note that Chincha, while somewhat similar in outward appearence, is different from Double leg cabeçada; in mechanic archetype, tactics and effect.
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