Class 17 - Kimura Armlock - Guard [GU-25]; Leg Hook Takedown [GU-6]
Kimura Armlock - Guard -
The Kimura shoulder lock was named after the Japanese Jiu-Jitsu champion, Masahiko Kimura after he used the technique against Helio Gracie in 1951. Although this technique can be applied from the top and bottom of the fight, we have chosen to teach it to you from the bottom, since that is where you are most likely to end up against a larger opponent. In the first slice you will learn the Basic Application, then we’ll discuss two the most reliable variations from the guard.
Technical Slices™ 1) Basic Application (Preparation Drill) Essential Detail: Effective double wrist grab and 90 degree elbow bend Most Common Mistake: Failure to acquire the proper hip and body angle Safety Tip: Squeeze very slowly Bad Guy Reminder: Start with both hands planted on the ground Drill Orders: Start from the guard, 1 repetition, reverse roles 2) Rider Variation Indicator: Opponent pushes off the ground from Stage 1. Essential Detail: Effective head control and hip scoot during the “ride” Most Common Mistake: Grabbing the wrist too soon Drill Orders: Start in Stage 1, 1 repetition, reverse roles 3) Forced Variation Indicator: Opponent exhausts and remains stationary in Stage 1. Essential Detail: Scoot hips to the side of the opponent’s head to facilitate the getup Most Common Mistake: Failure to use one hand to push the head under the other armpit Drill Orders: Start in Stage 1, 1 repetition, reverse roles
Leg Hook Takedown -
Your goal in any fight should be avoid dangerous punches while standing, and then can get the fight to the ground where you can more effectively control and defeat your opponent. The safest place to be in a fight, while standing, is in a clinch. From the clinch, your opponent’s striking power is almost entirely eliminated. You will see learn how to close the distance and establish the clinch in a future lesson. In this lesson, we will teach you how to take the opponent down once you have already established the clinch control. Technical Slices 1. Clinch Control (Preparation Drill) • Essential Detail: Keep your hips close to your opponent’s • Most Common Mistake: Incorrect head positioning • Bad Guy Reminder: Move in various different ways to test control • Drill Orders: Start from the clinch, control for 5-10 seconds, reverse roles 2. Leg Hook Takedown • Indicator: Opponent maintains a wide base when you establish the clinch. • Essential Detail: Effective clinch control and setup step • Most Common Mistake: No spiral, no control on the descent • Bad Guy Reminder: Keep your base wide and low to make the techniques easy and realistic • Safety Tip: Bad guy should hold on to their partner’s back during the takedown to cushion the fall • Drill Orders: Start from the clinch, 1 repetition, reverse roles