This week Gracie Barra Learning will feature some videos on the versatile Kimura lock. The “Kimura” was named after one of the greatest Japanese judo icons Masahiko Kimura who famously used the ude garami variation to defeat Helio Gracie in a legendary match in Brazil.
Let’s see some Kimura techniques and details by Gracie Barra instructors that you can try in your game.
2) Kimura from Half Guard
Prof. Philipe Della Monica, the head instructor at Gracie Barra HQ shows some details on how to attack the Kimura from bottom of half guard. A great tip on switching the legs.
3) Kimura Counter from Kesa-Gatame
How to escape the scarf hold and attack your opponent’s shoulder with a Kimura lock in the transition.
Credits: Mark Mullen
Gracie Barra Black belt based in Saigon, Vietnam