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Masahiko Kimura vs Helio Gracie

The Kimura Lock is known in Judo as the Reverse Ude-Garami. It was only recently called the Kimura after Masahiko Kimura defeated Helio Gracie with it. The story of their battles jumps back half a century in Mixed Martial Arts history. In 1949, Mr. Kimura was considered to be one of the best Judoka to […]

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The Kneemura – They Won’t See This Coming!

When I was preparing for the ADCC 2013 World Championships, my brother had flown in a very talented BJJ Brown Belt named Evandro Nunes for me to roll with. He was a great sparring partner, as he was very tall and had the BJJ base that most of the guys I train with don’t. What […]

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Stuck in the Kimura Lockdown?

I know I have been. Back in ADCC 2009, I had ADCC World Champion Andre Galvao shoot a single leg on me in the final minute of the match. I was losing 2-0 and just needed one score to tie it up. I used the Kimura Trap and put him on his back, but he […]

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The Kimura Trap is Dead

The Kimura Trap System is almost 2 years old now and as all old things it has passed away. I have many great memories about the Kimura Trap System: Teaching KTS seminars from coast to coast and interacting face to face with many wonderful people Seeing my fighters and others from across the world use […]

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Alexandre Ribeiro vs Dean Lister – Diving Kimura Trap to Rolling Kimura Lockdown Armbar

Metamoris has setup some epic match ups and this fight has to be one of the best with TWO ADCC champions battling toe-to-toe. The highlight of the match for me is when Xande hits a beautiful diving Kimura Trap on Dean, then goes into the Kimura Lockdown, then rolls into a very deep arm bar. […]

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Keenan Cornelius vs Dean Lister – Kimura Trap off the Single Leg to Back Mount

In this video, Keenan Cornelius hits a text book Kimura Trap single leg counter right into the back mount against no other than ADCC 3-time World Champion Dean Lister. The action takes place right at the 1:10 mark, but watch the whole match as it is an excellent one!

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Nyjah Easton vs Sofia Amarante – Diving Kimura Trap

BJJ Black Belts Nyjah Easton and Sofia Amarante have a record setting war of over 1 hour in length. In the end though, Nyjah hits a beautiful diving Kimura Trap, transitions into side mount, then into full guard – forcing Sofia to tap! Skip to the 1 hour and 5 minutes to see the diving […]

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Keenan Cornelius vs Lucas Leite Kimura Lock Down Arm Bar

In this video, watch Keenan Cornelius hit a beautiful Kimura Lockdown to rolling arm bar on BJJ Black Belt Lucas Leite. I then breakdown the technique in slow motion, so you can admire it in all it’s glory. For those of you that are adept in the Kimura Trap, you will notice the variation that […]

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Christian Sabwa hits the Hip Over Kimura and then takes the back

Christian Sabwa once again hits a very nice hip over sweep, forcing his opponent to base out and takes the Kimura. Then from the kimura he sweeps and gets the back mount. Very nice technique from this young man!

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Christian Sabwa hits the Kimura Trap at the Good Fight

Christian Sabwa, a fellow Kimura Trap follower sent this video to me and I had to share it with you all. Chris didn’t waste anytime using the Kimura Trap. Great job!

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