Capoeira vs Wushu: the UFC 251 confrontation between the two styles

At the upcoming UFC 251 gathering, the crowd will have the chance to see a rare encounter between two beautiful fighting styles: Capoeira and Wushu. 

Opening a series of four events at Fight Island in July, the UFC 251 blockbuster gained the focus of three big belt fights. Recently, Jorge Masvidal’s presence in the main match, replacing Gilbert Burns, has gained a lot of interest from the crowd.

However, three title matches are not the only highlight of the UFC 251. Since there is also a “form vs.” contest between the Prelims tournaments. Quite extraordinary style “about two world champions: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos and Muslim Salikhov-a clash between Capoeira and Kungfu.” 

As champion of the Jungle Battle tournament in Brazil, few people know that Zaleski has been practicing Capoeira since childhood-a martial art with stunning transformative kicks. While he soon moved to MMA at the age of 20 and gained some popularity in the synthetic arena, the style of the Brazilian boxer still looks like this martial art.

Joining UFC in 2015, Zaleski had a string of seven straight wins and was ranked as a possible boxer in the Welterweight list. However in a deciding match against Chinese boxer Li Jingliang, Zaleski has sadly lost a late KO in the third half. 

Returning with a win over Alexey Kunchenko, Zaleski Dos Santos will face World Prime Minister Muslim Salikhov at UFC 251. Zaleski is very patient the second time he sees a Wushu warrior before a significant UFC 251 match.

Muslim Salikhov -The next rival of Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos will be the 5-time world champion

In UFC 251, both Salikhov and Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos are rated as “old” boxers who possess strong knockout skills. In fact, they both expect that the two boxers will carry the forte of the two martial arts that have made their names.

Capoeira – The death dance of Brazil

The Brazilian martial art of Capoeira is a subtle camouflage in which the dancers are real fighters. 

Capoeira-Brazil ‘s death dance-is an incredibly strange martial style, with a striking combination of classical Brazilian dance and African battle techniques. 

Being created from a blend and a synthesis of several different traditions, Capoeira ‘s techniques are often very diverse. In this martial art, there is a mixture of body rebound, aerobatic skills, running footsteps to dance, and fast strikes … Born in the ban on Portuguese colonialism, over a time of continuous resistance, Capoeira is now a cultural legacy of the people of Brazil.

In the 17th century, the trade in African slavery was strongly carried out in Brazil by Portuguese colonization. African slaves in Brazil primarily come from the tribes of West and Central Africa, who trade and combine cultural traditions with each other. When the ancient martial arts culture of African slaves was uncovered, they slyly fused it with Brazilian folk dance to form Capoeira (a name granted to the art of Indians in Brazil). 

While the birth and growth of Capoeira were then banned and violently suppressed, Capoeira and her practitioners have endured and struggled through the years. To this day, Capoeira has become a special cultural legacy in Brazil and was recognised as a national sport in 1937.

Capoeira is now drawing a huge number of people from all around the world to join

From the famous to the upper class, they could not resist the mesmerizing appeal of this Brazilian death dance. Capoeira, in particular, is very common in Latin America thanks to its unique versatility and strength. 

As other martial arts, Capoeira often has belts (belts are woven from thin ropes), with red being the highest belt, and only a trained instructor wears this red belt. 

Batizado is conducted once a year, with differing ranks and colors according to the criteria and relevant laws of each group.

Capoeira – The martial arts or the acrobatics?

Capoeira is an art that puts together a lot of other disciplines. It’s an acrobatic game, both music and poetry, where people write poems, create musical instruments, and discover special methods of struggle.

Is a martial art that originated in Brazil, but of African origin, secretly adopted and disseminated by black slaves, dressed as dances during religious ceremonies. The name Capoeira was granted to the Indians of Brazil. It means “the dust that grows back after being sliced,” which is also where the blacks live. It can be said that Capoeira today has a mysterious appeal, has traveled the globe, conquering all walks of life, from the common to the upper class, who are passionate about practicing.

Africans have very good endurance, and their acrobatic skills are also extremely strong. Capoeira is focused solely on these variables. Is a sect with a beautiful style of action and attack, featuring a lot of acrobatic movements before striking, often foot hits. Looks like Capoeira ‘s youth hip-hop dances have a scary fighting influence. The force of the blow is resonated by the rotating of the body like a ball kick combined with the rebounding of the African muscles, so it is very powerful.

Capoeira’s discipline is as strong as other subjects¬†

Capoeira is a martial discipline that we can exercise and learn all the time. The Capoeira beginner must perform the song first before anyone else. During this introduction ceremony, several masters will attend and beginners will “fight” one of them. To earn favors and send a nickname, the fighter must successfully execute a dencao, which is a footstroke that moves the opponent backwards. When the opponent’s ass hits the ground, he scores and becomes the Capoeirist.

In reality, the senior Kapoira disciple must be nude, but if you are a female, or a novice, you should still wear a top. Capoeira is a slightly heavy performance school (antagonism is not widely available) so often it looks a little like Hip-Hop.