Monday, October 3, 2011

Move of the Day: Kimura (More than Just your Grandfather's Submission)

Coming from Judo, it makes sense in retrospect the Kimura was a submission I fell in love with. It's a versatile submission in the sense that whether or not I get the tap, I still often use it to transition out of a bad position, and more often than not, transition to a dominant position and/or armbar follow-up ala Sakuraba's win over Randleman in Pride -

Here's Saku getting the sub on Royler
Here's Saku getting the sub on Renzo

Recent ADCC winner, Dean Lister, on his version of the Kimura

My personal favorite: Standing Kimura

And last but not least - 12 min's of the Kimura with Sakuraba

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