Bottom Half Guard Kimura Series – Knee Lever

Going for the Kimura from bottom half guard can be a great attack sequence – when done properly and you have follow up attacks ready to go. I see commonly people get stuck with the Kimura not knowing what to do next, and end up getting beat up afterwards.

So I’m here to give you a very simple but effective attack sequence. The first step is to attack the Kimura, which we are going to assume failed. Step two is to go into a Knee Lever Sweep with a Kimura Grip.

This is very effective when your opponent has their full attention on the Kimura. Perhaps they are locking hands, or they are holding your hips with their free hand. That is the time to fire the Knee Lever.

You might be thinking, “Couldn’t he just post his free arm to stop the sweep?” Absolutely! That brings up our step 3 attack, which we will cover in our next video.

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  • Damon Pica says:

    Awesome. I’m old and slow but have used this technique to sweep effectively.

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