19 20 Blocks: Rebote Cadera and Patada

Rebote Cadera
2017 Biomechanics: Co-contraction and joints

Definition and uses of co-contraction: intensify the arch, maximize projection, create elasticity.

Elasticity: Allowing a joint to flex and then choosing the timing and intensity of the co-contraction to create different effects

We can apply the co-contraction during flexion or extension of a joint.

In rebote cadera (and patada), the mark for the projection is built in to the movement of the joint (Mark’s pulling obliques and attached arm), then the co-contraction (simultaneous in the blocking arm and leg makes elasticity.

The revel will co-contract arms, allow hips to continue, and then co-contract legs. (consequence!)


2017 Improvisation

Difference between front and back rebote cadera: The co-contraction is not directional. The revel’s body has direction from the projection, the application of co-contraction will create a different sensation in the embrace (pull v. push).

Contrast between, and combinations of rebote cadera and voleo circular

2017 Biomechanics
  • with wall: co-contraction by extension, in two feet, in one foot.
  • with person AS wall: co-contraction to kick
  • duo from projection: finding elasticity/block together
  • duo finding projection + block
2017 Improvisation
  • patada into side step from facing position, both sides
  • …close embrace
  • patada into crossed step, both roles both sides
  • after the pivot (hardest way): optional advanced v. rebote cadera, v. contra vole
  • patada to gancho or cross.
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