Friday, March 07, 2008

Video Lesson #1 - The Kimura

So for those less hardcore fans, or newly introduced to we've decided to add a few video tutorials to help dissect some of the more basic terminology you tend to hear. Mainly with , considering its Non-American roots, the masses tend to be a bit ignorant. With that said we've called in a few experts for you to break these things down.

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  • Pen
  • Paper
  • Quiet place to concentrate
  • Beer

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Joanne and Lauren 1: The Kimura

The Kimura in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, also referred to as Chicken Wing/Double Wristlock in wrestling, or sometimes a reverse keylock all refer to keylock originating in judo as Gyaku Ude-garai (reverse arm entanglement) for simpler terms “Ude-Garami”. Application resembles that of the Americana, minus the fact that it is reversed. Space behind the opponent is needed for the lock to be effective. This type of lock can be applied from several positions, the guard or side control. Unlike the Americana, the wrist of the opponent is grasped with the hand of the same side, and the opposing arm is put to the back side of the oppositions arm, again grabbing the locker’s wrist to form a “figure-four”. The effectiveness of the lock is applied specifically to the shoulder joint of the trapped arm, and by controlling the opponent’s body a simple crank of the arm away from body is all that is needed. There are some variations to the technique, but this was named after judoka Masahiko Kimura, using this to defeat one of the originators of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Helio Gracie.

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