This feature is designed to spark your interest in researching the world of capoeira's vocabulary, history, and philosophy.
Our Capoeira Wiki-Word series invites you to research the word of the week and post your definition(s) and translations. At the end of each week, the entries will be reviewed and then summarized into a translation and a definition of the Capoeira Wiki-Word of the week.
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From Wikipedia (This was chosen because it is not biased toward a particular type of capoeira)...
Iúna é um jogo da capoeira que, acompanhado do toque do berimbau, serve para demarcar os níveis hierárquicos dos mestres e dos formandos (discípulos).
Iúna is a game of capoeira that, along with the rhythm of the berimbau, serves to demarcate the ranks of teachers and students .
During that game, objectivity gives way to the strikes of dexterity and elasticity of movement .
Mestre Bimba used to develop in this rhythm the chamada "cintura-desprezada" or "balões cinturados," which consisted of a string of balões (movements in which a player is released into the air and needs to fall on his feet), usually required of the graduated student.