Tranco is another interesting standing banda that uses a nerve technique - to be precise, a nerve strangle - to weaken the opponent and take him down.


Equip LightLegs. Enter from opponent's left side with your right side towards him; crossing your left leg behind your right leg and kicking with your left ankle into the back of his left calf.

Done properly (with Monkey+Seduction1+LightLegs mechanics), this kick will create an instant nerve strangle in the opponent, making him dizzy and weak.

Take advantage of it and at the same time, throw a downward elbow strike with your right elbow into his chest; this will make him fall on the ground flat on his back. The resulting fall is quite hard.


The opponent falls because his body is weakened by the nerve strangle; so the nerve strangle is the key to the whole technique. Without applying it properly, the takedown will not work.


Without LightLegs, the low kick is just a nerve disruptor (instead of the more powerful nerve strangle).


You can also do Tranco in reverse; kicking with your crossed left foot to the front of opponent's left calf as you throw a downward right elbow into his back. The principle is the same; only he falls forward.

This is shown by Burlamaqui (1928).



Both nerve disruption and nerve strangle are techniques that target opponent's nerve system.

However, nerve disruption disrupts just part of it, making specific muscle group weak.

On the contrary, nerve strangle targets opponent's nerve system as a whole, making him dizzy and weak overall.

For more information on nerve strangles, see my book on Chinte.























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