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Jimmy Pedro: Preventing The Kimura From Over Under

Jimmy Pedro is a man who needs no introduction. Pedro is arguably the best Judo coach in the world. World Champion Jimmy Pedro is one of the most decorated judo players in American history. Jimmy is world renowned for his judo expertise, coaching ability, and training methods. As a world renowned coach, his success at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games led to the victories of Kayla Harrison earning back to back gold medals and Travis Stevens earning a silver medal in 2016. Today Jimmy Pedro is going to demonstrate how to prevent the kimura from the over under position. The kimura is a powerful grip and should be avoided at all costs.

If you've ever had the opportunity to go with a top jiu jitsu fighter or judo player, their grips are insane. It's like once they get a hold of you, you ain't going ANYWHERE.


However there are some techniques you can pull off like this one if you happen to get caught in a kimura. Watch the video below and then we will break down the technique. Check it out now!

Sometimes we get careless and our training partner ends up catching us in a kimura. If this is to happen in the over under position simply grab your opponent’s gi pants as he captures the kimura. Squeeze for dear life on the pant leg, escape your leg and sit. As he tries to roll you want to step over his head and post. Once you post with that leg you can rip your hand free, it will definitely come lose. So there you have it, an excellent technique from Coach Jimmy Pedro for escaping a kimura from over under position. Be sure to remember this one the next time you get trapped in the kimura, it could prevent you from getting tapped!

It's no secret that grips are one of the major secrets to improving your jiu jitsu game. If your grips suck, you suck at jiu jitsu... sorry, but it's true. In order to get good grips, you need to train your grip strength. Judo players are known for their gripping patters and strength. Two of the best American Judo Fighters / Coaches: Travis Stevens and Jimmy Pedro share with you the secrets of judo grip fighting for Jiu jitsu.



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