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Category Archives for Technique

Preventing A Rear Naked Choke is Easy – Choke Yourself First!

That title might sound like a gimmick, but it is absolutely true. I have had about 80 pro grappling matches in my career, and I have only suffered 5 submission losses. 4 of them were rear naked chokes, but none of those were done from the back mount with hooks in. You might be wondering […]

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The Reverse Kimura Sweep Setups

The Reverse Kimura is a weird grip from the closed guard that while difficult to finish as a submission, it is very easy to sweep from. In this video, I show you how we can use it to execute all of our basic guard sweeps, such as the Flower Sweep, Elevator Sweep, Scissor Sweep, and […]

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Switch to Knee Compression

The Wrestling Switch is a classic reversal used by all folkstyle wrestlers, but I believe it is definitely under utilized by BJJers. This video goes over a transition from the Switch to the Knee Compression, which can then be transitioned into the Truck as well. Some details to pay attention to hear are the control […]

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Escaping the 50/50

Nowadays, everyone and their mother is getting knee deep in leg locks. I remember 13 years ago I was one of the few that traded in the leg exchange and collected quite a few wins through it. But now you need to know your way in and out of these precarious positions more than ever. […]

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Arm Behind the Back Pass

The Arm Behind the Back Pass is one of my favorite ways of working out of a tight closed guard. This setup is very simple to use, and is great for MMA as well for ground and pound. I point out some small details that I see a lot of people miss, so I hope […]

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Kimura Trap Spooning?

More often than not, some of my best techniques come to me before falling asleep. I get an idea for a new technique or concept and start hashing it out in mind head. If it seems like it could actually work, I will then write it down and test it out the following morning. That […]

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Developing Lightning Fast Arm Drags

When I think of Arm Drags, I think of Marcello Garcia. He has shown time and time again that he can get to people’s backs in a hurry with a well timed arm drag. The Arm Drag is a fairly simple technique: Outside circular hand motion to catch opponent’s wrist Cross hook opponent’s far tricep […]

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Fan Videos – Kimura Trap in Action!

I love getting emails and Facebook Messages from fellow Kimura Trappers letting me know how much the system has helped them. But I REALLY love it when they send me videos of them using it! David John using a great Kimura Lock Down setup into a back take, and scored a last minute finish in […]

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Technique from UFC 201 – Hip Strike

In UFC 201, Freddy Serrano used an unusual technique in the second round of this fight against Ryan Benoit. Joe Rogan thought it was an illegal move, but the referee clarified that it was on camera. The Hip Smash or Hip Strike is a legit technique, and is something that I had been preaching to […]

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2 Mistakes Most People Make With The Kimura

I posted this video a while back for Kimura Trap System buyers, but it is too valuable not to share with everyone. If you enjoy that video, make sure to read the full blog post here: http://kimuratrap.com/kimura-grip/

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