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Are Standing Submissions A Myth?

If this was an episode of MythBusters, I would say CONFIRMED. Yes, it is possible to do all sorts of standing arm, shoulder, and wrist locks that can be finished without hitting the mats. You will be surprised how simple they are, and how quickly you can get people to tap in a panic! However, […]

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I do NOT like the Rolling Kimura

In fact, I think it is bad technique. That is why I never taught it in my Kimura Trap System. Instead, I favor the Diving Kimura. It sounds similar, because it is. The main difference is that we are aiming for side control and using our hips to smash our opponents chest or face. Whereas […]

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The Merkle

You are not the only one that studies techniques online. ­čÖé I too spend┬átime online looking at techniques from all sorts of people. I believe it is important to keep yourself up to date with all the latest happenings, and see where improvements and innovations can be made. I had recently demonstrated a rolling knee […]

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How to get a good training session by yourself

I apologize for the framing of this video, as I originally was filming this just for myself and didn’t think too carefully about camera placement. But it still does a great job of conveying the message I wanted to get out. I have people who message me all the time asking me for help on […]

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Discovery of the Reverse Kimura Trap

Continuing from my last post, let me give you a real world example of how discovery can take place – using the Reverse Kimura Trap. I have known about using the Reverse Kimura from guard to a Flower sweep for over a decade. I had used it from time to time, but never thought about […]

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The key to discovering new techniques

There are two ways you can make a discovery: by logical deduction, or by chance. Think of an explorer. He may have spent years researching a particular civilization and figured out that a certain artifact would be in a particular region. He then travels there and finds it based on his calculations. Now think of […]

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Kimura Trap System Seminar 2 at Drysdale BJJ in Las Vegas, NV – May 26th 5-8pm

Kimura Trap System Seminar at Drysdale BJJ May 26th, 2017 from 5-8pm 2000 S. Rainbow Blvd Ste A-108 Las Vegas, NV, 89146 (305) 209-2097

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The Reverse Triangle From The Kimura Trap

While I am not a big on going for triangle chokes, the reverse triangle is a powerful pinning position that lends itself to many submissions such as wrist locks, chokes, arm locks, and of course the Kimura. This setup from the Kimura Trap is probably the easiest way of setting up a reverse triangle that […]

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Tight Step Over Kimura

This is a basic finish for the Kimura, yet almost everyone I see does it wrong. In this video, you will get to see a lot of common mistakes people make when looking to finish this technique, and how to execute it perfectly. This clip was taken from my Kimura Trap System seminar at Maxercise […]

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The Most Efficient Kimura from Side Mount

The Kimura from top side mount is fundamental to any grappler. It is simple, risk-free, and powerful. What you are going to learn from this video is how to make it as efficient as possible. You will be surprised to see how little I need to move to get a tap out. This clip was […]

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