The Kimura Trap is a powerful tool that you can use in all sorts of situations; one that will enable you to both defend yourself when you need to, as well as to move in for an attack when you see an opportunity to do so.
The Kimura Trap is so powerful and you can use it to your advantage.
THE KIMURA TRAP – A SIMPLE AND EFFECTIVE TOOL FOR YOUR JIU JITSU
The Kimura Trap is most often used when you need to reverse your opponent’s attack against them. The technique in and of itself doesn’t require a lot of variety; once you learn it, you’ll be seeing opportunities to hit the move in quite a number of different scenarios.
Perhaps the best way to learn how to do it is by using it as Kimura Attack from Half Guard Top just like world champion Leandro Lo. This is a modified version of the rolling kimura from half guard.
BJJ black belt Ante Dzolic shares an interesting Kimura variation using the lapel which he calls the Lawnmower:
Learn The Best Ways To Add the Kimura to Your Game Using Legendary Strategies from BJJ Pioneer and Champion MMA Fighter Rafael Lovato Jr.!
- Rafael Lovato Jr. has been competing in BJJ for over 20 years and is one of the most decorated American Back Belts in BJJ history claiming IBJJF world titles in gi and no gi, Brazilian Nationals Gold (first American to do so), and he boasts a 10-0 MMA record .
- Lovato Jr. has been using the kimura since he was 15 years old and the submission remains his most trusted method of finishing his opponents.