The Kimura would be known as the Reverse Ude Garami, or the Double Wrist Lock in Catch Wrestling circles.
There are a lot of different names and sources to what we now know as the Kimura Lock. The most famous of them is the story of Masahiko Kimura, who the technique is now named after.
It is a very effective and powerful lock that can be placed from almost any position, top or bottom.
Many BJJ practitioners have trouble chasing submissions when they land in side control. When that happens, the best is KIS (Keep it simple). Yu should go for high percentage kimura attacks.
But what if you struggle to break the opponent’s grip?
BJJ black belt Liam has the answer and here he covers 2 ways to break a Kimura defense grip:
Legendary MMA Heavyweight Josh Barnett teaches his catch wrestling principles and concepts for the dynamic double wrist lock.
- The double wrist lock is a kimura variation, that you can supercharge with these catch-as-catch-can secrets that have been passed down to Josh – learn this new style of grappling excellence: see all the catch details for getting the lock, controlling the position, and using it to get the submission in this total technical approach.