The Kimura grip is by far the most versatile grip in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), whether grappling with or without the gi. While it is mostly known for its application as a powerful submission hold, to view the Kimura as only useful for submitting would be a big mistake as it has several other useful applications. The key to mastering the Kimura is to view it as a grip that can be used for a variety of means, including taking the back, passing the guard, and even throwing your opponent!
If your opponent is playing the Sit Up Guard game and has latched onto your leg, then you can go for a Diving Kimura Grip!
Here’s how to go about it, as demonstrated by Lachlan Giles:
Master The Kimura With ADCC Absolute Medalist Lachlan Giles As He Teaches A Complete Guide To Controlling & Tapping The Opposition With 8-Volumes of Instruction.
- Learn a step-by-step method for setting up, finishing, and troubleshooting the kimura and all its most useful variations.
- See how to get to the kimura from north south, closed guard, half guard, guard passing, and more.