The first time I saw this Kimura variation from the north-south position I said to myself, “Yeah right, that’ll never work in a million, billion years!”
And that’s because it looked like you had no control over his body.
But the funny thing was that when I actually started training it then it felt pretty good…
And then I started catching people in it and tapping them out…
And now, years later, it’s one of my very favourite ways to finish the Kimura.
To apply this submission you don’t need to be fast, athletic or powerful (which is why I jokingly call it the lazy, old, fat man Kimura). The critical thing here is to drop all your weight onto his shoulder using the edge of your ribcage which then completely cuts off his arm from the rest of his body.
You don’t actually need any weight on his body – he can thrash around all he wants, but you’ve still got his arm and can still apply the joint lock.
Anyhow, I’m excited to share this submission with you. Trust me, this one works great!