Roger Gracie Teaches You His Favorite Kimura Sweep

If you’re a practitioner who can feel that damned kimura grip sweep just waiting for you as you lay there on the bottom but haven’t yet fine tuned the move, Roger Gracie’s got your back. (And it should be off the mat during this move, he explains.)

Gracie, who you can follow here if you’re not already, quickly reviews the little details that make the sweep effective. Specifically using your hips to help break any defensive grip, and looking back to create the supported arching of your back necessary to roll your opponent into position.

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Kimberly Kaye
Kimberly Kaye is a purple belt under NOLA MMA's Professor Matthias Meister, Mestre Valencio Cocada, and Ray Lopez. When she's not being choked or kicked by large Louisianians, she's an integrative wellness coach working primarily with fighters and autoimmune disease patients. In her free time she rehabilitates of deaf bully breed dogs no one else wants. Kimberly coexists with the rare diseases CIPO and Ehler-Danlos Syndrome, and is an advocate for disabled individuals in the martial arts community and world at large.
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