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The One-Armed Kimura is The Most Powerful Kimura Finish From Top Half Guard

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The One-Armed Kimura is The Most Powerful Kimura Finish From Top Half Guard

Jiu-Jitsu is limitless. There are always new techniques being developed.

Everybody knows the Kimura, the powerful shoulder lock but how about this Kimura variation?

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.

Finishing the Kimura from top half guard is a tricky one. You cannot block your opponent’s head so they can actually sit back up. Also, your range of motion is limited. A better option is to go for a one-handed- kimura…

Gustavo Gasperin breaks down how Michael Chiesa submitted Carlos Condit with an one-armed Kimura from top half-guard.

For more beautifully brutal kimura variations and set ups, you will want to take advantage of the knowledge of one of the most sought after MMA and grappling coaches on the planet, Neil Melanson. He has distilled his years of leading MMA champions into The Filthy Kimura Series and it can be yours by heading over to BJJ Fanatics!

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