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Kimura is an arm lock named after a Japanese Judo champion. It is used from your closed guard.
- Grab the wrist of the opponent’s nearest hand with your same side hand.
- Uncross your ankles and place both feet on the ground.
- Sit up and reach you opposite arm over the shoulder of the arm that you have trapped. You may have to scoot your hips back away from opponent to have enough room to reach over his or her shoulder.
- Reach your other arm in between opponent’s arm and ribs to grasp the wrist of your arm that has a grip on the suspects arm. This grip is sometimes called a "Figure 4."
- Using the leverage of your feet on the ground and the Figure 4 grip you have on opponent’s arm, drive his or her head forward toward the ground as you scoot out to the same side as the arm lock.
- Control opponent by holding the arm tight to your chest so that it is bent in an “L” shape. One of your legs will be under opponent. Place your other leg over opponent and cross your ankles to prevent escape
- With opponent under control, you have the option of holding opponent until help arrives or you can continue to scoot from under opponent and begin a punching attack.
Often, the next move from the clinch is the rear takedown.
- Clasp opponent around the waist from behind much as you did in the clinch, while keeping your head down to avoid any elbow attack.
- Move a foot to block one of the opponent’s feet. For example, your right foot steps to the right to block behind opponent’s right heel.
- Sit downward and backward to drag opponent to the ground, tripping him or her over your outstretched leg. Opponent cannot keep his or her balance because you are keeping his or her foot from stepping back.
- Then roll atop the opponent for the mount.
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