That is true. But the main arguement that I'm trying to bring across is that the ginga would still be more draining then say a boxer's stance as a comparison point. So either drop the ginga or way up the conditioning. Interesting theory though. I just think that the match would be very boring in the latter rounds I remember being taught that about de compasso as well. But I found that this kick was good enough to be used pretty much anywhere and anytime. It can generate an evil amount of momentum on just the heel, and make your body a really small target. The issue was that a lot times, people simply saw it coming just from my ginga, or they were fast enough to evade and get me on the way up. A lot of the MMA matches that Hapuka posted showed these guys using this kick just out of the blue, but, with a few exceptions, this ended up being more useful for control and less so for attacking (nothing wrong with that). In regional these steps are performed in order to generate power and lift. Yeh my bad. Had no intentions of going off topic. Valid assessment. Then I must say that for me personally, this is a bad trade off xD, but that’s not to mean that the concept is crazy. Well the mirroring is another problem that I have with Capoeira. Not so much the mirroring itself, more the fact that it’s only smart when sparring Capo vs. Capo. When you expose the ginga to a more “static” stance like a boxer, the mirroring concept become pointless. We can save this for somewhere and sometime else TBH though @ the bolded part: This would also be going a bit off topic, but with a basic boxing stance, you needn’t have to alter the stance when you add in kicks and grappling techniques. What you would need is to learn more defensive techniques and maneuvers (like the shin guard for low kicks, and how to avoid takedowns). I do understand what you mean with your last sentence. Not my personal preference, but it’s a valid point.