Inspiration From Brazil! The Queda de Rins(QDR)

Hey Everyone! We can find inspiration from many different cultures and art forms. In today’s post we’re going to take a look at the Brazilian Martial Art, Capoeira. There are many different skills to develop in this discipline and I’m sure you’ll see some more on here in the future. Today We are going to be looking at the Queda de Rins or the QDR.

The first thing that you want to do is get into a deep squat.

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After you’ve gotten into a deep squat. Place your hands laterally as if you are going into a cartwheel. Once your palms are on the floor, dig your fingers into the ground and rest your obliques on your elbow, and post with your head. The final step is to tuck your knees towards your elbow.


The Final Step is to extend your legs out like so.


There you go with the QDR. Take a look at the video below!



The QDR is a more intermediate move. If you are interested in developing past the normal handstand have a look at another variation, the Tiger Bend!

Stay Inverted!

-Coach Jon


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