In response to my question, How can I improve my Capoeira low game other than "just doing it"?, the suggestion was made to try the Miudinho sequences as used by the Cordao de Ouro group. I've found a good video depiction of the sequences here, but I'm a textual learner in a lot of ways. Is there a book or other source of information indicating the moves involved in these sequences? The closest I've found is an iTunes app (which no longer seems to be available) which is of little use to me because I don't own an Apple tablet.

  • Asked a friend of mine who is a professor in a different school system, and he wasn't aware of any other than the video.
    – JohnP
    Commented Sep 18, 2017 at 20:00
  • @JohnP: Thank you for following up. I guess I'll just have to make my own transcript. :) Commented Sep 18, 2017 at 20:03
  • He said his school is not that "nice", and noted the sequences are intended to be a fun game that is kind of tricky, but not aggressive.
    – JohnP
    Commented Sep 18, 2017 at 20:20
  • @JohnP: Can he comment whether the sequences are a fixed set of movements, or if it's more of a general concept? It's been unclear to me when trying to read up on it. It certainly looks like a rehearsed sequence, but that can often apply to playing at a high level. Commented Sep 18, 2017 at 20:30
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    Fixed sequences done with partners.
    – JohnP
    Commented Sep 18, 2017 at 20:51

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I asked this question on Reddit and got an answer that this is actually several Cordão de Ouro sequences. There is no written version. The app just broke it down into the individual sequences.

It looks like it's now available for Android, but as per the Reddit thread, there's no textual description and, honestly, the low framerate for the sections is mildly nauseating, at least for me.

My transcript:

Capoeiristra A Capoeiristra B
Begin in cocorinha Same
Negativa, right Negativa, left
Rolê right Rolê left
Troca, rolê left Rolê left
Aú fechado left Same
Land negativa left Same
Aú fechado left, land legs straight, feet together Same
Aú fechado right, land legs straight, feet together Same
Aú fechado left, land legs straight, feet together Same
Rolê right to queda de quatro Same
Aú de cabeça right Same
Aú de cabeça left Same
Meia lua de compasso right, stop at contact Same
Brief bananeira with legs at waist height Same
Land on right foot, extend left foot to circle opponent with back to them Same
Stand and turn to partner Same
Resistencia, right hand down Bênção right
Turn to tesoura de angola, begin standing up Queda de tres under rising partner
Turn left, raising right leg over partner Turn to prone position, and slide under partner
Land with right leg back, shift right leg forward while blocking kick with both hands Escorpiao left
Turn to the right and place hands on the ground, tesoura de Angola Stand, aú right
Meia lua de compasso left Negativa da Regional left
Meia lua de compasso right Rolê left
Resistencia to rolê right Meia lua de compasso left
Tesoura de Angola Jump to QDR right
Stand, jump to QDR right Tesoura de Angola
Tesoura de Angola Stand, roll over back, land standing
Shoot left leg to back, rolê right to standing Ginga to face partner

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