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!
So you have a Kimura grip in bottom Side Control… There’s a transition you could use, that will help you to either get closer to the actual submission – or the back take.
Lachlan Giles demonstrates and explains on the video below:
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.