The Crucifix and how “Big Daddy” Goodridge made it famous

It was over 20 years ago that the Crucifix made it’s debut at UFC 8: David vs Goliath Back in 1996, MMA didn’t exist. I don’t mean conceptually (although that was nearly non-existent) but the term itself wasn’t coined yet. Back then fighting was called NHB – No Holds Barred. So seeing a crucifix this…

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Ude Garami – Origins of the Kimura Lock

The Ude Garami, or Bent Shoulder Lock, is not actually a Kimura Lock. It is the brother of the Kimura, the Paint Brush or Americana. The Kimura would be known as the Reverse Ude Garami, or the Double Wrist Lock in Catch Wrestling circles. There are a lot of different names and sources to what we…

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Kimura Trap via Inverted Triangle from Kimura Lock Down

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I love the Kimura Lock. That shouldn’t surprise anyone, LOL! But Florent Minguet definitely is a fan of the Kimura lock as well. Check out this match he had with Patric Aumagy in the IBJJF open No-GI Brown Adult Absolute. This match has some surprise twists, as I thought I saw the Kimura lock finish…

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Kimura Trap in Action: Sebastian Brosche vs Kywan Gracie

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Check out this Kimura Trap setup by Sebastian Brosche against Kywan Gracie at the 3 minute mark. Gracie tries to turtle, but Brosche was able to capitalize by setting a kimura trap and using the arm pin finish to end the match. Very slick stuff!

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Kimura Grip 101 – 2 Things Most People Get Wrong

When it comes to the Kimura Grip, most people get at LEAST one thing wrong. If you are a veteran grappler and have trained for a while now, you probably know the the first error… Kimura Grip Mistake 1 – All Thumbs It is only natural to want to grab a wrist using your thumb,…

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Everyone should know the Kimura Trap System

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More than ever, I want the words Kimura Trap to be well known in the MMA world. In grappling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, pretty much everyone is familiar with the term and technique. For that I am grateful, and I think it is awesome how many people have been using it at a high level, like…

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