How to Attack Super-Defensive Opponents

Kimura from Guard

It’s a fact: big guys don’t like losing to smaller guys.

That’s why sometimes, when a bigger guy realizes he’s not going to be able to actually win a match, he changes gears and uses all his strength and size for only one thing…

… to stall, stall, stall and hope for a draw!

It can be super-frustrating when an opponent absolutely refuses to engage with you. Especially when the damn guy weighs 50 pounds more than you and – in theory anyway – it should be YOU who’s on the defensive.

But you still have options!  For example, you can use the Kimura to attack a super-defensive opponent.  Now, I don’t normally think of the Kimura as a move for little guys, but in this video taken from How to Defeat the Bigger Stronger Opponent, Series 2, Brandon Mullins shows a ton of really important details and follow-ups that really make it work on just about everybody.

The only problem with this video is that it’s really going to upset certain crazies in the Urban Combatives field (you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few egos). Guess I’ll have to pack my tactical karambit and put the ceramic plates back into my bullet-proof vest today…

To see the same Kimura Armlock video on YouTube, click here.

Additional Resources

That video clip came from the Bottom Position Gameplan volume in the How to Defeat the Bigger, Stronger Opponent Series 2, with Brandon Mullins.

This is an absolutely incredible resource for grapplers, especially for smaller practitioners who have to deal with being manhandled and overpowered on the mats. It’s available as both as a series of apps for your phone or tablet, or as a professionally replicated 5 DVD set.


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