The L-Kick

The L-Kick

In this lesson you will learn how to do an L-Kick. The L-kick is a movement originating from capoeira and often seen in breakdancing and contemporary dance forms. In Portuguese this is called "Au Batido". You basically start like if you were doing a cartwheel but then stop your hips and let your legs go a little further. Ideally one leg would point straight up and the other leg would move close to your head. Before you try the capoeira L-Kick, you should be able to hold your handstand for at least 5 seconds. For more breakdance instruction go back to breakdance main or check out the capoeira section.


  • Place your hand close o your foot.
  • Don't swing up to hard at the beginning. Get higher Step by Step.
  • When you are in FREEZE (stop or turn back) position, grab your straight leg or let the free-arm point straight up. The other leg is bent.
  • Snap back fast, so that you actually land higher than you started, or jump directly into the toprock.


  • Warm up your shoulders.
  • Don't try this if you cannot hold a handstand for at least 10 seconds.