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How To Stop Wrestlers Takedowns With The Kimura

How To Stop Wrestlers Takedowns With The Kimura


How To Beat Wrestlers Using The Kimura by Robson Lima “Mau Mau”

Robson Lima, also known as “Mau Mau,” is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt and student under Master Julio Cesar Pereira. He is associated with the Grappling Fight Team (GFTeam). Born in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, residing in Boston, Massachusetts, Mau Mau began training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 12. Mau Mau’s uprising has already won several titles in Brazil and in the United States. He has won the World Champion (Worlds), Pan Ams, South American among many others. Mau Mau ended the 2014 year Ranked #1 in the World at Medium and Open Weight through the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF).  He has continued his dominance throughout the 2015 season already capturing many titles including the IBJJF New York Open Gold Medal in Medium weight as well as Open Weight.

Mau Mau is always hunting Kimuras and when you learn how you will see that they are everywhere.


If you have ever faced a grappling opponent who has a lot of wrestling experience, you know it can be very tough to deal with. Wrestlers have a lot of experience when it comes to shooting, and controlling your body once on the ground. Today we are going to look at Robson Lima’s kimura to beat wrestlers. This is a great example of how versatile the kimura truly is. Watch the video below and then we will break down his technique. Check it out now!

Mau Mau demonstrates this technique from a standing position. Typically an experienced wrestler will change their level and shoot for a double leg in order to gain an entrance. To counter this, Robson Lima takes a big step backward with his far leg and secures his training partner’s wrist at his hips, as well as placing a hand on his back. Once here he passes his arm under and secures the kimura lock. From here you have several options, once of them being sitting back and rolling your partner over to finish the kimura submission. If your opponent bases, preventing you from finishing the kimura submission you can pass his arm over and end up in back control.  If that does not work you can reposition and go for a straight arm bar.

The key to this technique is good timing. You have to step back with your leg at the right time to prevent your opponent from nailing the double leg. From here your training partner is basically giving you their arm, making the kimura lock easy to obtain. Once you get your grips do not let go of that lock. Even if it takes multiple attempts to get the submission you have many options and are relatively safe so long as you control your opponent’s arm. This is a really cool technique. Thank you for sharing, Mau Mau!

Learn the kimura from the man who studied how to beat "Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu"

Mau Mau didn’t grow up idolizing the Gracies, he grew up idolizing the Great “Gracie Hunter” Kazushi Sakuraba who became famous for defeating Royler, Royce and Renzo Gracie. Sakuraba specialized in the double wrist lock or the hold better known as the Kimura.

Mau Mau is a GF Team Black Belt and as such he is NOT FROM GRACIE LINEAGE! GF Team is from Oswaldo Fadda – a footlock specialist who learned Jiu Jitsu not through the Gracies but through Luiz Franca who learned directly from Count Maeda. Since the Gracies are credited with founding most of the Brazilian style of Jiu Jitsu, the GF Team was always seen as outcasts and their fighters have always had something to prove...

Gain the secrets of the kimura from one of the masters of the kimura, Mau Mau



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