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posted by [personal profile] cathyr19355 at 10:43pm on 11/11/2010 under ,
Tonight in MMA class, after nearly an hour of aerobic and strengthening exercise that nearly toppled me, we learned a useful technique for acquiring an armlock/submission from an opponent called a kimura.

It starts with your adversary on top of you and between your legs in what we call the "guard" position. This particular variation only works if your opponent puts his hands on the floor, on either side of your torso. Then, you proceed as follows:

1) Grip one or both of his arms with your hands (use a "hook" grip, with the thumb parallel to your fingers).

2) Pick a side. Roll onto your hip, facing the side you've chosen.

3) Take the hand on the opposite side from the side you've chosen. Wind it over then under his arm, and grasp your own wrist. (Move the hand that grips his arm down the arm to the wrist to accomplish this. If you still can't manage it, tug or push his elbow until the arm bends, then carry on.)

4) Once you have clasped your wrist, roll back onto your back. That should be enough to get the submission.
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