Hello, and welcome to Jiu-Jitsu On the Go. I have the profound privilege of being able to offer and share the gift of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. I am a stand that everyone in the world gets this Martial Art in their life. It is truly transformational and brings about a higher quality of life for everyone. Here is a little about me!
I began training Jiu-Jitsu in 1997, while stationed in Hawaii, under Grand Master Relson Gracie (ranked white-black) and was awarded my black belt in 2009. I met Master Caique Elias, as a blue belt, and would eventually seek tutelage under him when I became a second degree black belt. As a practitioner who was primarily exposed to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, my game is simple and effective. After 22 years of training (11 years as a competitor, 9 years as a head instructor and academy owner), my teaching style is concept-based, this allows for the student to experience noticeable results immediately. My goal is to impact your game and help you on your journey.
Welcome to JJOTG's online Kimura Defense and Escape series. Kimuras are a very scary submission to get caught in and can cause devastating injury to the shoulder if not properly defended or tapped out of in time. In this series we will focus on the details of basic Kimura defense, countering the back take, late defense and the rolling Kimura escape. Please take the time to study this series and practice these drills often with good training partners.
In the first installment of this four part online Kimura Defense series we will be looking at basic defense when your opponent has captured the arm and is setting up for the Kimura. Here we focus on head placement, position of the captured arm as well as hip control.
When your opponent gets a step ahead of you in the Kimura sequence you will need to transition into a late defensive posture. Here we will focus on hooking the inside of our own leg and creating a solid frame to the outside.
It's time for the "Hail Mary" Kimura escape...the Rolling Kimura Escape! Remember, this is your last resort defense that must be repetitively drilled with good partners for effectiveness and reduced chance of injury.