Capoeira rules. I've been doing it for a couple of years on and off and it's the only martial art I keep coming back to.
After I did capoeira for the first time my glutes were killing me. I am still perfecting my handstands but cartwheels are easy. There is an exercise which helped me to do them better but I am having a hard time trying to describe it.
For the guy who said he may have trouble with the music, the music is made for capoeira. It;s not just like workin out to oldies, but the moves work in rythm. You don't just listen to it, you play to it.
There are two styles of capoeira. Angola which is played slowly, an very close to the ground. It requires alot of stamina to hold positions for a long period of time. Regional (pronounced Reh-jee-ohn-ahl) is fast and often what you see people doing when they're flipping all over the place.
Ong Bak 2 is actually just another movie by Tony Jaa. It's called tom Yum Goong, and will be released in the US late this year, early next year. The capoeirista in the movie got hurt shooting, otherwise that scene would have been longer. Tony Jaa is currently working on another movie called sword to be released in asia next year.
Another movie with a decent capoeirista is Ocean's 12. The Night Fox does some solo capoeira moves in two scenes, one for training and one to get past lasers. He's an Angoliero, you can tell by how he moves. Also, if you're fast, in Harry Potter 4, you can see some Capoeiristas as the acrobats when the durmstrangs come into the dining hall. Capoeira is unmistakable, if you know it, you'll recognize even a glimpse of it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdZXp0Tq ... h=capoeira
(showing off is customary in capoeira)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51q1VB_d ... h=capoeira
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-xOpkhn ... h=capoeira
Can you tell I like capoeira just a little