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Depends on you: As with most martial arts, the moves and forms practiced are self defense based; however, it doesn't matter what moves there are, it's important that you perfect the move and can execute it at the appropriate time. There are fantastic moves in both capoeira and kickboxing. “fear not the man who has practiced 10, 000 kicks once, but...The man who has practiced one kick 10, 000 times.” - bruce lee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be great: This "modified martial arts, dancing, boxing, aerobics" style of training and exercise will really give you a cardiovascular and muscular work-out. Besides, you may learn something about self-defense at the same time. You can be injured, but you can be in nearly any exercise you embark on. ...Read more
Wrist pain: One of the first things is to get a proper exam and diagnosis a hand surgeon can help. The range if problems for a wrist includes arthritis tendinitis nerve issues carpal tunnel ligament injury fracture stress fracture keinbocks masses in fact any structure can cause wrist pain . Simple solutions are splinting NSAID ice and stretching but done wrong it can make things worse so get evaluated. ...Read more
I'm pregnant and do capoeira. My husband is anxious that this could hurt the baby. I disagree, but am tired of arguing about it. What should I do?
Yes, but see doctor: All exercise is good for preserving joint motion. The danger would be if there were to be strong physical contact with a damaged joint that had lost range of motion. In juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, some joints become immobile and cannot bend normally. Also, the cervical spine should be examined for prior damage and the bone density should be assessed for osteoporosis. Needs doctor clearance. ...Read more