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Bottom Half Guard - Far Side Kimura Series (Part 1)

By @tylerdurden2017-03-26 02:01:39.009Z2017-03-26 02:27:37.883Z

1: The Kimura Grip

The basic kimura on the opponent's far arm from bottom half guard. Primarily attacked from the knee shield half guard and its variants.

You are in a position to lock the kimura. So you lock the Kimura grip on the opponents arm...

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  1. The Opponent reacts by attempting to roll out from your grip.

    1. Lockdown to prevent the opponent rolling.

      Use the lockdown to prevent the opponent rolling while you attack the sub.

      1. Following the roll (Opponent clears half)

        Follow the roll to top position even if your opponent clears the half guard.

        1. Following the roll (Half guard kept)

          If you keep half guard follow the roll to top half and attack the kimura.

          1. Following the roll to high low half finish (Half guard kept)

            You can also step over the head and re roll to the "high/low half" position for a more powerful finish.

    2. In reply totylerdurden:

      The opponent attempts to posture up and rip their arm out of your grip.

      1. Kimura hip bump (When opponent postures)

        Use the hip bump as the opponent postures to land in a dominant finishing/passing position from top half.

        1. Kimura hip bump (Force opponent to posture)

          Switch your grip and force the opponent to posture to do the same technique.

          1. Kimura hip bump (Opponent does not posture but keeps legs close)

            This sweep can also be used if the opponent has poor base by keeping their knees spread to narrowly.

      2. In reply totylerdurden:

        The opponent sinks their weight low to prevent you from exposing their arm.

        1. Transition to closed guard (Opponent low with legs spread)\

          By keeping their hips back the opponent cannot prevent you from getting closed guard.

          1. In reply totylerdurden:

            Kimura hook sweep (When opponent blocks hips)

            By over committing the opponent may be vulnerable to hook sweeps.

          2. In reply totylerdurden:

            The opponent weaves their head in to take away your ability to attack the kimura

            1. Back take (When opponent weaves in head)

              By attempting to remove power from your lock the opponent has given a clear path to the back.

            2. In reply totylerdurden:

              The opponent hip switches to hide their arm and expose your arm to a counter kimura.

              1. Shaolin sweep vs hip switch (and potential re-kimura)

                When timed correctly you can sweep the opponent to a dominant position.