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.
The Kimura Trap System is a powerful submission system that counters half guard, turtle guard, and take down players with brutal efficiency.
Keenan Cornelius breaks down the spinning kimura trap combination he used to submit Lucas Leite at the 2013 BJJ Expo:
Here’s the fight:
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