Tuesday, February 18, 2014


The double wrist lock, also known as the kimura to BJJ practitioners, is a staple of Catch Wrestling as well as most grappling arts. At its core this technique is a shoulder lock, depending on wide spectrum of variables it can also attack the forearm, wrist or all of the above. The history of the double wrist lock is as old as grappling itself and you can easily find cave drawings and ancient pottery displaying this powerful attack from thousands of years ago. One of the most famous practitioners of the technique, besides Judoka, Mr. Kimura himself, is fellow grappler and catch wrestler Kazushi Sakuraba.

Love him or hate him, Mark Hatmaker, demonstrates some tips to help set up the double wrist lock when your opponent goes to your back and applies a waist or body lock.

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