One of my favorite moves in BJJ, by far, is the Kimura. I swear I can do that all day. I’m pretty good at it too. Many guys I roll with never know it’s coming because I oftentimes go for it while on my back.
Another move I’m getting more experience with is the hip bump. It’s one of those unexpected ones that really takes an opponent off guard. Even if they’re a big guy, I can usually get a hip bump here and there.
Combining the hip bump with the Kimura is a very effective combination. Through the years, many guys have put their touches on the combo and have called it theirs, but really, the basic hip bump, Kimura combo has been around for a long time. That’s not to say I don’t like the touches.
I am going to post two videos below. Both offer the combination I just talked about, but they both go in separate directions. One goes for the bump, falls back and finishes with the Kimura and the other goes for the bump and continues through. Then, they (Marcio) finish up with a beautiful, sort of leg sweep and Kimura finish. That’s definitely my favorite combo (I may be biased though).
I think I’m going to start working on combos like this during my videos, so you can see what I am trying to do in live rolling. That may help gauge the effectiveness in the real world, because sometimes techniques and combos look great on paper, but not so much in reality.
How to use the Kimura armlock to attack a very defensive opponent
Marcio Stambowsky – Kimura Variation with Sweep – BJJ Weekly #061