Half Guard Sweep Kimura Roll
- on Oct 23, 2012
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There are times when you can not get the underhook. In those instances it is very important that you have other options to threaten your opponent. In this video I show a great sweep/reversal (depending on if you use your legs to elevate them) that starts from the Half Guard position with a Kimura grip.
Obviously if I have the choice I would prefer the underhook, with that being said threatening your opponent with a submission can be a great way to transition from bottom to top.
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As you notice I start off by dominating the arm and not by clasping the wrist. This is different than I was originally taught. I made this change after many hours of application after I realized that controlling the wrist not only alerts your opponent to your intentions but also leads to a lower percentage finish.
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A basic escape/transition from Side Control into Guard (Half or Full).
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In this video I show a very important skill, how to regain the underhook after you've been flattened out in Half Guard.
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