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.
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DeBlass leaves no POSITION unexamined. DOMINATE Kimura attacks, sweeps and even use it as a shortcut to LEG ATTACKS.