When you read historical texts about Capoeira, one of the defining features is that Capoeiras were able to defeat resisting opponents. Nowadays, those who say they practice Capoeira emphasize their rank, the color of their cord, their lineage, who they trained with, how they build community, where they’ve been, what group they are in and who they are associated with. The very fact that they lean on cream-puff credentials lets you know that they, themselves, are aware that they amount to little more than facade without substance.
Without demonstrating that you can defeat resisting opponents with whatever conglomeration of movements you have memorized, stop lying to yourself. You are not practicing Capoeira. Period.
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