The Macaco (meaning Monkey in Portuguese) is another very common move used in the capoeira roda.
It involves using the whole body and is a great stepping stone to other more complex floreios.
For this example, you will learn with your right hand on the ground, but feel free to switch to whichever hand suits you. Just switch the hands/leg in the tutorial.
follow these steps:
1. Start from a squatting position facing the side. Place your right hand on the ground, your left hand in between your legs and stretch your body into the half bridge position/extension.
2. As you stretch into the half bridge, with your right hand on the ground, push down with both legs and jump behind you to the other side, maintaining the half bridge position/extension.
3. As your body goes over to the other side, place your left hand on the ground and land with your left leg.
4. Finish the Macaco in cadeira or basic ginga position