2.) Once you are comfortable in guarda baixa you can start improving your meia lua de compasso kicking mechanics. The first step for meia lua de compasso is a small step across at a 45 degree angle.
3.) Next, place your hands on the ground near the front base foot and bend that front knee. Straighten your back leg. That is your kicking leg.
4.) Twist your body as your heel is leaving the ground. Here is a simple secret to success with this kick: point your glutes toward your target. It sounds so easy, and it is! Point your butt where you want to kick. As you are kicking with the back leg, pay keen attention to bringing that leg up and back down as two separate motions.