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. One of the first to really do an in depth look at kimura and present a compelling case for all the ways you can exploit this control & submission was Ryan Hall with his revolutionary Open Elbow dvd.
Since then the move has been redefined again and again.
The latest in line to do an extensive cover on the kimura is John Danaher.
This is a preview from John Danahers “Kimura: Enter The System.” John Danaher is the most sought after instructor in the world and in his new series you will have a guided curriculum to learn the Kimura like never before.
The Kimura is traditionally perceived as a submission but it is much more. The Kimura, when used correctly, can be an incredible weapon because of its versatility factor. The Kimura can be used from guard to sweep and submit, from top to pass or submit, as a gateway to other submissions, as a back attack, and it works well in the gi, it works well no gi, and it is an excellent tool for MMA and Self-Defense.
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