Recently, I’ve been working on my Kimura from all angles. That’s to say, my Kimura from top, bottom and sideways. When I would throw it on a sparring partner, I would give a chuckle and whisper, Kimura Trap! Of course, the guy or gal I was sparring with would have no idea what I was talking about. When they asked, I would simply say, “Never let go.” That threw them for a loop even more.
Now, I wasn’t being a jerk. I was merely laying the groundwork for something I’d like to go over in class in the future. By sparking an interest in fellow students and by letting them feel what a certain submission feels like in the “real world,” I’ve had past success in getting the attention I look for when demonstrating and drilling new techniques. I think my example Kimura Lock Down techniques will have the same effect.
What is the Kimura Lock Down? Well, it’s something that was put together by David Avellan and is part of the Kimura Trap system. It’s pretty awesome.
The Kimura Trap
Now, when I spar with a classmate and let them experience being on the butt end of my Kimura Trap, I can direct them to this post.
Have you experimented with the various angles you can use the Kimura? Let us know by leaving a comment below.