This Weeks How To: Sideways Kimura – PAMA BJJ, Raleigh NC
Join Professor Guy and special guest Professor Boo from Pendergrass Academy of Martial Arts in Raleigh, North Carolina as they demonstrate another “How To”. This weeks “How To” is the Sideways Kimura. Subscribe to our channel, click on the bell to get our new videos each week.
Hey guys! We’re back here and we’re going to share with you guys what we call a Sideways Kimura. We’ve got Professor Boo here, he’s our Head Kids Instructor as well as our Adult Fundamental Program Instructor with me today.
So, in a previous video, awhile back, we were in this position where Boo has his back toward me here, I’m over on this side and I’ve got the Kimura Grip here. We ended up in this position in a previous video, we went a different route with it, but today we’re back here in this position again. I have the Kimura Grip, as we eluded to in that previous video we want to make sure we keep our arms kind of stiff. Make him do the Pledge of Allegiance. Don’t allow him to put that elbow on the floor if possible.
While he stays flat, I’m going to escape my hips creating a little space, go to my hips and then come up on my knees. Again, we have to focus on not allowing our partner to put his elbow to the floor. I’m going to use this Kimura Grip to turn my partner sideways.
The traditional approach to this is to straddle the head and pinch with your knees, strip away (the arm) and go this way (opposite direction of body). Now a lot of people like to put up this back side knee putting the foot right at the back. This prevents my partner from putting his back to the mat.
By having this knee up once I make the grip break and I start to rotate, I’ll have a greater range of motion to break the shoulder. I have a greater range of motion by having this knee up. If I have this knee down, I’m kind of limited to how much I can rotate.
Alright guys? So one more time, we’re back in this position (sideways), we’ve got a Kimura Grip. We keep a stiff arm, make him do the Pledge of Allegiance. Create a little space, go to our hips, eventually go to our knees. Straddle the head, pick this knee up, rip and go. Here’s a little tip that I’ve been using a lot lately …
A lot of times for you guys that hit this a lot you’re always going to have the guy that uses this arm (right arm) to defend this arm (left arm).
One of the things I like to do is to take my knee (right knee) and put it in the pocket and put the knee right on his bicep. I use this as a way to pin his bottom arm (right arm) to the mat. So that as I rip up and out it keeps his arm pinned and it makes it harder for him to follow me. If I didn’t have it there and I go to rip it up ( his arm) he follows, he stays protected.
So, If we go back just a little bit this way, I put that knee right in the pocket pinning his bicep to the floor. Pick that outside knee up, rip and finish the Kimura.
That is what we call the Sideways Kimura. In a future video, we’ll cover what we call the Flat Kimura. Alright guys? Thanks and if you like it give me a thumbs up. Be sure to Subscribe to the channel. We appreciate the support. And we’ll see you in a future video.
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