The Kimura – 5 Less Common Techniques

The Kimura lock is so versatile it can be used in many different positions in jiu-jitsu. It is a submission, a way to control a strong opponent, a sweep, and a way to prevent a guard pass, among others.

Check out these 5 less common ways to use the Kimura!

1) Kimura to defend the guard pass – rollover 

Chris Brennan shows some great details on one of my favorite ways to use the kimura.

I’ve lost count of how many people I’ve swept with this technique!

2) Z guard/half guard wweep from failed Kimura

When your opponent takes a defensive grip against your Kimura, he exposes himself to this hip bump sweep.

3) Rolling Kimura guard pass (floating pass to old school finish)

When your opponent goes to sitting-up guard, you can use this rolling Kimura to not only pass, but attack the lock.

4) Open guard pass to knee on belly, Kimura

Sylvio Behring demonstrates how you can catch the Kimura when the opponent pushes your knee from knee on belly

5) Kimura attack from the back

When your opponent defends your rear mount choke, you can look for this Kimura control and attack.

Read also: – The Armlock From The Mount – A Mini Tutorial


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