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Submission Series 3/10: Kimura

May 22, 2012

Now Available in the Gracie Store

On the third Submission Series t-shirt, we pay tribute to the Japanese champion, Masahiko Kimura. On October 23, 1951, Helio Gracie and Masahiko Kimura faced off at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This would be the first time that a world jiu-jitsu championship bout would be held outside of Japan. The fight was a submission only bout and was set for two ten-minute rounds. Kimura was so sure of immediate victory, he stated that Helio should be considered the winner if he could only avoid defeat for three minutes. When the fight began, the much heavier Kimura was able to throw Helio so many times that Helio later stated that he felt as though he were in a blender. The first 10 minutes passed and Kimura still wasn't able to submit Helio. Three minutes into the second round, Kimura was able to lock the reverse "ude-garami," the Japanese word for reverse "arm entanglement," on Helio, and fearing that Helio wouldn't tap out, Carlos Gracie, Helio's older brother, threw in the towel forfeiting the match to Kimura. Ever since that match, the reverse "ude-garami " has been called the "Kimura Armlock," out of respect for the Japanese champion.

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SS 3/10 Top Secret Technique Video: The Six Kimuras
When you purchase the SS3/10 t-shirt you are given access to a top secret technique video entitled "The Six Kimuras." In this detailed instructional video, Ryron and Rener teach you the six most useful Kimura Armlock variations beyond those taught in the Gracie Combatives course. They teach you the Sakuraba Rolling Kimura, Rorion's Street Kimura, Rener's Sneaky Shot from Stage 1.5, Ryron's Half Guard Kimura, Rener's Half Guard Kimura, the 1951 Kimura, and the Flying Kimura. Watching this video may not make you a Kimura master overnight, but at least you'll be six steps ahead of where you were yesterday! Once you purchase the SS3/10 t-shirt, you'll get an instant email receipt for your purchase, and at the bottom of that receipt you'll receive special instructions on how to access your secret online instructional video. Bottom line: get the t-shirt and get the Kimura instructional video that can't be accessed, purchased, or viewed in any other way!

SS 3/10 T-shirt Design Details

Technique: Kimura Armlock
Fact: Originally known as the reverse "Ude-Garami," this shoulder lock was renamed when it was used by the Japanese champion, Masahiko Kimura, to defeat Helio Gracie in 1951.
Application: Secure the opponent's wrist, wrap their arm, secure your own wrist, keep their arm bent at 90 degrees, step over their head, twist their hand northward.
Diagnosis: Complete rotator cuff rupture with multidirectional dislocation. May also cause elbow joint dislocation and/or spiral fracture of the humerus bone.
Recovery Time: 6-8 months after surgery, if you're lucky.
Preventative Measures: Respect it from every angle, and avoid the double wrist-grab at all costs.

Don't Wait - Order Your SS3/10 T-shirt Today
The new SS3/10 t-shirt is available in the Gracie Store, sizes Small-3XL for adults, and XS-XL for kids. Don't wait another day, they'll sell out fast!