Bandar Togel Tercercaya (The Double-Thumb Force)
In the early 1990s, Indonesian martial arts legend Dan Sheehan introduced a new technique, or rather two techniques; BANJE ANDA, which means “left and right elbow strike.” Bandar To Gel translates this as “left to right elbow strike,” and it was not long before the technique became known as Bandar Togel. It was also soon called “the devil’s foot,” because of the tendency of practitioners to over-extend their left foot, to the point where the heel of the left foot became trapped or injured in such a way that it became deformed, like a deformed hammer’s head, rendering the practitioner almost immobilized.
Today, most practitioners of BANJE ANDA prefer to call it “toga matunkhwa,” which literally means “eightieth-eight strike,” or sometimes “fifty-two strikes.” Regardless of its name, it is an extremely fast, explosive form of Kung Fu, and can be used in conjunction with kicks, punches, blocks, defenses, and other striking moves. Practitioners can take advantage of the short, high distance and high power of this form to quickly move from one defense to another, applying pressure and attacking simultaneously. It can be used to counter attacks, to close in on the opponent, or to close in on an opponent and then turn and attack with strikes, either coming one attack after another or from different directions. The ability to switch from one strategy to the next in a flash is one of the many strengths of the BANJE ANDA form.
Bandar Togel practitioners should emphasize the necessity to work constantly and dynamically. Constant motion and shifting are necessary aspects of training and allow practitioners to avoid being caught up in a predictable, static defense. There are three main defenses used in a BANJE ANDA defense: blocking with your forearm, blocking with your leg, and parrying with your hand. Each is different, but all must be used in a fluid manner, changing direction as the situation evolves.
The second part of the BANJE ANDA disk is related to the parry. This is actually an ancient martial art, and one that Karate and other combative forms have adopted for many years. In a typical BANJE ANDA defense, a student will execute a single block, then execute a parry, then block again, and so on. The goal is to quickly change places from defense to attack, staying in constant movement and changing stances to change results. This part of the disk includes both blocking and parrying, with different techniques for each.
The third part of the disk deals with turning and throwing. The key to turning in such a manner is to have good legs, meaning fast ones, and a solid foundation. This comes from a combination of the parry and block, and also a little know-how for footwork. A common trick in BANJE ANDA defense is to turn at the edge of distance, and then run, pivoting on one foot and moving through the space between the two front feet. This is useful, but is also good for setting up for other attacks, such as when the opponent decides to set up after being turned.
The final part of the disc focuses on the last strike of the disk, the strike that seals the deal. The attack is executed by extending the right leg and moving it towards the hip of the opponent. Once this leg is in place, the student shifts his weight to his hip and then executes a spinning attack that ends up launching the point of impact directly in the opponents face. This is not intended to hurt, but rather leave the opponent defenseless until the round has expired. Sudah had many applications including applying this particular technique in aSAW (standing up straight, opening up the hips to allow the strike) as well as in TKD (top hand attack, to seal).