Kimura Concepts

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  1. masada555

    masada555 Orange Belt

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    Avellan's Kimura Lockdown:



    Popovich - This Arm is Mine:



    Kid Peligro - similar attack (starts at 4:00):



    There was also a cool Vitor Estima kimura from the z-guard video, but it's marked as "private" now.

    There's also Marcus Soares's Kimura from Open Guard.

    I almost always finish my kimuras with this "lockdown-style" concept now, especially from the top - rather than finish the north-south kimura on top, I'll just throw my leg over onto their hip and to get the lockdown position, where there's a real threat of submission (or they roll into an armbar). It's quickly become my highest percentage submission including against higher-ranks and heavier folks. I also feel like I'm starting to see this attack everywhere. If you haven't tried it, you should!

    Some other cool kimura stuff:

    Keenan's advanced kimura sweep. I haven't been able to get this to work yet, but I'm gonna keep on trying:



    Mendes Bros fun with reverse kimura grip:




    Roy Dean Kimura White to Black:



    I'll try to continue to add cool stuff to this thread...
     
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  2. Title Fight Productions

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    Nice, love me some Kimura/DWL!!!!
     
  3. FreCan

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    Just posting so I can view this thread later.

    The kimura is my go to move and I threaten with it no matter the position. Like you said, it's an attack one can see everywhere.
     
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    In!

    Ive made it my duty to only go for kimuras in class for the time being, I have relied on leg locks too much and while they are my bread and butter I want to branch out to upper body subs
     
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    it's my only attack, either as a submission or to set up a sweep
    especially from bottom half-guard
    my teammates hate me because of the kimura :D

    EDIT: this one

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    also this video helped me a LOT to "hunt" for the kimura whenever i can
     
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    First video doesn't show for me.
     
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    kpoz12 The No Life King Platinum Member

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    My move.
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    For me, my "trigger" is simply this: if I can see the back of your hand (it's facing towards me), I attack with a kimura. Why? If the back of the hand is facing me, I KNOW the elbow is pointing outwards, opening for the figure four. I also use while someone is on my back and use it to escape/reverse:

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    Killer concepts and tips by Robert Drysdale in this video.

     
  11. Spiderguard Man

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    i have been meaning to work on something similar to that Pablo clip for a while. Saw Xande do the same set up but finish will juji roll... interesting...
     
  12. Zankou

    Zankou Bringing peace and love Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Some outstanding clips here, tho I hate to see Avellan get any press.

    That Pablo setup is my number one favorite submission from guard. HIGHLY recommended. I counter guard passes like crazy with this ... a simple inversion and you are in. It's an infuriating guard pass counter, just make sure you aren't lazy and let the guy legdrag to your back.
     
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    Worst referee of all time at 0:49
     
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    LOL, I didn't even know my opponent was tapping there, as the ref didn't even move, or say anything, or react in any way; I only let go because I heard my coach celebrating lol. But thank you!
     
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    Awesome work man! :D
     
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    Hey thanks! Awesome to hear from another Zelda fan, too!
     
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    Been playing with the Kimura a lot these days. One of my favourite moves.
     
  18. masada555

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    Just wanted to add that the "bicep ride" is very good for setting up kimuras (as well as for defending passes):



    Notice that the bicep ride forces a bend in the elbow - which is pretty much all you need for the kimura! From the bicep ride you simply kick your leg straight and replace it with the overhooking arm. Boom!
     
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    I think I will bookmark this for later.
     

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