The Kimura Lock – 5 Techniques by Gracie Barra Instructors

The “Kimura” lock (named after the Japanese judo great Masahiko Kimura) just might be the most versatile of all of the submissions. You may attack from nearly every ground position and transition between positions using the Kimura grip to maintain control of the opponent.

The Kimura attacks the shoulder joint and is a key technique in kimono, No-gi and MMA jiu-jitsu.

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This week, Gracie Barra brings you 6 Techniques of the Kimura Lock

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Kimura from Half Guard
Gracie Barra HQ head instructor Prof. Philipe Della Monica shows some fine details about how to secure the proper grip (without thumbs)

GB San Clemente Professor Flavio Almeida shows a great set up and adjustment for the Kimura from half guard.
* Note how he overcomes his opponents strong defensive grip by rolling the opponent’s elbow forward

Double Attack from the Mount
Prof. Philipe Della Monica shows how he overcomes an opponent’s strong defensive grip when mounted.
The 2nd attack is known as a “Monoplata”.
The kimura can be attacked in nearly every position in jiu-jitsu!

Side Mount – Paper Cutter Choke To Kimura
Professor Dave Weber shows how he likes to attack the kimura in combination with then “Paper Cutter” gi choke.
The more advanced you get in your jiu-jitsu, the more important it becomes to attack your opponent in combinations!

Using the kimura grip to take the back
Gracie Barra Long Island Professor Joe Scarola shows a nice transition from side control to the back starting from the kimura grip.

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Credits: Mark Mullen 
Gracie Barra Black belt based in Saigon, Vietnam
Twitter: @MarkMullenBJJ