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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This week's Capoeira Wiki-Word is:

Cintura Desprezada


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Literally translated from Portuguese to English, Cintura Desprezada means sneezed waist.

I could write more about what they, but the video has Mestre Itapuan doing just, so that's about as good an authority as you could ask for.