Today I am here with Fabio Holanda. Fabio is one of the main guys with Brazilian Top Team, he is the owner of BTT Montreal in Canada. Fabio’s favorite position in Jiu Jitsu is the Kimura. Fabio has taught his way of finishing the Kimura to a lot of famous MMA guys, he even taught it to the world-famous George St. Pierre. Fabio has had a really good career in Jiu Jitsu as well and today he is going to show us how he finished the Kimura from side control below, also you can check out my breakdown of the technique below.
Breakdown of How to Perfect the Kimura by Fabio Holanda:
Guys I really enjoy this position, I made a seminar at Fabio’s school a few years ago and one of the things I asked him was how to finish the Kimura from side control. I have always had a very hard time with it but once I saw his details my Kimura got way better.
Some of the things that really helped me that Fabio showed was the fact that he places so much weight on the shoulder. This really helps to pin your opponent, I also found that when I bring their elbow really high like Fabio showed above it helps me a lot.
One of the main things Fabio does that is very important is once he gets the Kimura grip, he always puts my hand on the ground. It is not just that he puts my hand on the ground, Fabio also puts all of his weight on my shoulder which makes it very difficult for me to move and the Kimura becomes hard to escape. After that he pulls my elbow high almost above my shoulder and then it is really easy to finish.
I think these little details are what make Fabio’s Kimura the best. These are the kind of details nobody else shows and they are important when you are going against a tough guy. Anyways guys, I hope you enjoyed, also, don’t forget to download my free E-Book here. I really think this can help you with your bjj!
Also, check out my DVD “Battle Tested Pressure Passing.” When I do my seminars this is what so many people ask me about and in this DVD I give all of my entries, and tricks to finish the passes! OSSSSSS