Type of Trick:
Flip / Invert
Tricks which require a solid Gumbi: Raiz
, Sailor Moon
The Gumbi is a transition where a cartwheel is being kicked around versus being kicked back.
Usually performed on the opposite side as a cartwheel would be, the Gumbi is entered from a Capoeira wheel kick known as "meia lua de compasso". As the leg kicks back, the hand that is free reaches behind the head and over the base hand, landing on the floor and supporting the weight of the body. The back arches hard, pushing the hips forward and creating a "slingshot" effect while landing on the kicking leg.
Known as a "Au Esquisito" in Capoeira the Gumbi; despite how unorthodox it is, actually becomes quite easy to do.
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