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MMA Training & Techniques : Kimura to a Slicer in MMA

MMA Training & Techniques : Kimura to a Slicer in MMA


I’m back here in side control. This time I’m
going for a Kimura to a slicer on his bicep. This time I’m going to be pinning going this
way; grabbing the wrist, grabbing the arm here. To get the slicer I want to get my wrist
as deep as I can. This blade of my hand slides down grabbing my own bicep. I’m arching my
weight and leaning forward to get the submission. Remember, as far as I can the better it is.
I’m grabbing the wrist, grabbing my own, tucking that in, now I’m sliding my bone across, grabbing
behind my elbow, and grabbing my bicep. Remember, I’m actually trying to squeeze my elbows together
as I go forward to get the submission. That’s a Kimura to a bicep slice.

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10 thoughts on “MMA Training & Techniques : Kimura to a Slicer in MMA

  1. @tipsy700 Bicep slicer. When you got it locked in, while leaning forward, pull your elbows together. That should do the trick.

  2. just to clear up a lot of misconceptions on the "kimura," the origin is in basically all old forms of Japanese jujutsu, including aikido. Prior to being called the kimura, it was (and still is in some styles) called ude garami. Judo made it famous via its exponent, Kimura, but it has been in traditional martial arts for at least several hundred years. It can also be performed standing, both in front of and behind the opponent.

  3. it hurts the arm, muscles/tendons. It's not a joint lock, so it's a bit unusual and requires a little more power and precision. Make sure your bone is "pointed" into the flesh, not flat against it, so it's more knife-like and penetrating. Slicers are great backup techniques if you fail at a joint lock-based submission. Don't be afraid to put some real power into this, it's not like a joint lock where it's easy to seriously injure someone, it's mostly just pain.

  4. @elenchus can you do the achilles leg lock? That's probably the most common example of a slicer or bone cutter style of technique. And it's easy to learn.

  5. @tipsy700 I hope it works well for you. Slicers/bone cutters whatever you call them are some of my favorite techniques. There's a great mixup when someone defends against your standard arm bar by bending their arm (usually grabbing their other hand). You can easily flow into a slicer into either the bicep or forearm muscles, although it takes some strength to make people tap. I use that one a lot and the achilles leg lock (calf slicer) a lot and get good results.

  6. Better to just do a kimura than this… If you already have the kimura in a real fight you're not going to try this. In an actual fight you can be from winning to losing in seconds.

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