Banda amarrada is a type of low banda; it uses nerve strangle as its principle.
The opponent is standing. Use Snake+LightLegs to jump into him, locking your right shin against his left shin; your right knee on the inside and your foot on the outside; as you fall back onto your hands. This is a high-energy point("Haaaa!").
This applies a nerve strangle and takes him down.
Note that this banda works upon the principle of nerve strangle: When your shin hits against his shin with LightLegs+Snake, with proper vocalization, it short-circuits opponent's nerve system; and it is easy to make him fall.
However, this requires the LightLegs! If you do not use the LightLegs, this technique will not work; or will work only accidentally. Also, you must use vocalization; otherwise the effect is accidental.
Amarrada is described by Burlamaqui(1928) and also referred to in some texts about leg-wrestling games.
Amarrada was used in Batuque against the Figure-4 position; the nerve strangle against one-legged stance results in a spectacular fall.
In similar manner, Amarrada can be used against the standing leg of opponent's kick. This was probably not very popular in old Carioca, as people just did not swing their legs blindly as in today's capoeira; however, if you want to make modern capoeira player hate life, you can apply Amarrada against his kick (and then send me the video).
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