By Yossi Sheriff

Background of Negativa

A crouching stance with one leg forward, one hand on the ground. Negativa can be used to evade an attack or initiate one.

Description of Negativa

From Ginga, the capoeirista falls with the forward leg extended forward, rotated slightly outward but resting on the heel, the rear leg bends at the knee with the sole of the foot placed flat on the ground, The butt sits on the heel . One palm touches the ground for support on the side of the extended leg with the rest of the weight on the bent leg. The other forearm is up in a blocking position in front of or slightly above the face.

Video of Negativa