Secrets Of The Kimura
The name comes from Masahiko Kimura who was a Japanese judoka and professional wrestler who is widely considered one of the greatest judoka of all time. The Reverse Ude-Garami arm lock is called “The Kimura” because Masahiko used it against Helio Gracie.
The bout between Helio and Masahiko took place again in the Maracana stadium, before an audience of 20,000 people, including president of Brazil Getúlio Vargas. Helio lost but it gave Gracie Jiu-Jitsu great exposure to the world.
Stephan Kesting breaks down this technique gripping sequence from side mount and closed guard for you, see the importance of using five fingers on the grip to control the opponent more effectively, this works on every angle. See it, learn it, test it and own it.
Have you ever lost this technique from the guard due to the fact that your opponent locks onto their inner thigh with their own hand?
If so, you’re going to love this! Ryron and Rener share the ONE detail that will forever REVOLUTIONIZE your Kimura from the guard! See this little grip counter which now you can use to take the technique to a whole new level.