How to Do a Kimura from Kneeling North South MMA Submission

Learn how to do a kimura from kneeling north south MMA submission from Team Radical MMA head coach Rene Dreifuss in this Howcast video.

Speaker 1: Alright, guys now I’m going to do another variation of the kimura. In this gym we call it the "bronco" or the "bucking bronco kimura" because it’s a position where its sort of like you are riding a horse. I’m going to explain why I don’t push the hand down to the floor as I did in the last video. Okay. Again. More side control. I establish my grip, key defense bring my leg over and I’m right here in this position. I can have this leg against him this way, this leg up, it doesn’t matter. Let me go over that thing one more time in detail.

Again, it starts the same way the other kimura, but we switch it to that position where I’m sitting on top of him. I’m in this position. I bring my leg over, but I cannot remove his hand from his thigh. That’s okay. I’ve already got my grip. So I just shift him this way Now, I pull his hand out and most important is to bring this close to your stomach. Not this. He doesn’t feel anything. Tight to the stomach. Pull the arm out, semi-circle it down. This knee can be up if you prefer. This leg can be up too if you prefer. It doesn’t really matter. I like to keep tight here. Boom. Let’s do that one more time. I’m in this position. I’m starting out. Pinch. I get here. I bring my leg over, just like before. I shift. Keeping this tight. And that’s our variation of the kimura.