One guy tries to defend himself against a group of Capoeira fighters

Saturday, September 28, 2019

In this video, we see one NHB (no-holds-barred / Luta Livre) fighter and a team from a Capoeira school. It’s mostly a fair one-on-one fight… Mostly.

At the start of the video, The NHB fighter is seen in an aggressive stance in front of several members of a Capoeira school, arguing with them. Things are about to go down!

Right away, the NHB fighter throws a leg kick that mostly misses, and then another one that misses completely. The Capoeira fighter throws one right hand that rocks the NHB fighter.

Wobbled and running away a little, the NHB fighter gets his composure and squares off again. The other guy is on him right away, though. These guys can fight!

Lots of kickboxing is seen, but then the Capoeira fighter grabs a single leg and runs the NHB fighter into the air, slamming him to the ground. The NHB fighter immediately pulls guard.

Next, the team comes in and tries to break up the fight. As that is happening, an older guy comes running into the picture (not dressed in Capoeira attire but still probably with them) and starts slugging away at the downed NHB fighter.

It seems that the Capoeira guys are playing fair, though, as they don’t allow the old guy to get too many licks in before pushing him away. The old guy does run in and take one more crack at the NHB fighter before he’s separated for good.

Watch the action below to see how it ends!

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music, and is sometimes referred to as a game. It was developed in Brazil mainly by West African descendants with native Brazilian influences, probably beginning in the 16th century.

It is known for quick and complex moves, using mainly power, speed, and leverage for a wide variety of kicks, spins, and highly mobile techniques. [source: wiki]