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.
The Kimura from side control is one of the first submissions that you will learn in Jiu-Jitsu but is also one of the more complicated techniques to finish.
Joh Danaher recently visited the Bernardo Faria academy where he shows a perfect set up for the Kimura from side control. Danaher explains why its better to attack the Kimura in a diagonal angle instead of perpendicular…
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