Acrobatics play a huge role in Capoeira. However, Capoeira is not just about acrobatics! A person who does lots of flips is not necessarily a good Capoeirista   It is because of the appearance of many techniques, they are often mistaken for dancing and acrobatic maneuvers.  Capoeira is tricky!  While it has some quite impressive, acrobatic signature moves, many of the basic techniques in Capoeira are similar to those found in other martial arts.