The kimura trap is one of the most effective systems in BJJ. Some practitioners such as David Avellan base their whole game around them. Used as a kimura lock setup, the kimura trap can be used from almost anywhere on the mat both on the ground and standing. The trick is to know why, when and how to use it.
The kimura has long been a very interesting move. This unique submission can be set up but for it to work it requires that you also consider it as a control as well as a submission.
How good are you at using the Knee Shield in Jiu-Jitsu?
Not that good? That’s a shame… Because one of the coolest submissions you can set up from it is the Kimura!
Here’s how to set up a Kimura from the Knee Shield, as shown by AJ Agazarm: