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Clark Gracie - The Kimura Grip

Clark Gracie - The Kimura Grip

We first caught up with Clark Gracie a couple years ago. He was coming off a big win at the Pan Ams and all the publicity from his now famous meme that circulated the internet. In fact, Clark even did a guest appearance on Good Morning America following that. A lot has happened since that first interview with Clark. He’s opened two academies in San Digeo, his school affiliation has grown internationally.
- Issue 39

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Clark Gracie - The Kimura Grip
  • Keys To The Kimura Grip - Clark Gracie

    The Kimura Grip looks pretty simple but there are a lot of little details that go into the effectiveness of this control. It’s a position of leverage. With the proper grip established, you have a tremendous amount of leverage over your opponent. The details go into where you grip, how you grip, w...

  • Kimura Control Pass - Clark Gracie

    - Issue 39

  • Triangle With Kimura Grip - Clark Gracie

    This is an excellent option if you’ve gotten a solid Kimura Grip of your opponent’s arm but you’re unable to finish because, let’s say, they’re holding on tight to their collar.
    - Issue 39

  • Choke to Armbar from Kimura Grip - Clark Gracie

    With the Kimura Grip of the arm, there are lots of options to attack if your opponent continues to defend the most obvious Kimura attack. In this case, Brandon is continuing to hold his collar and being extremely defensive.
    - Issue 39

  • Shoulder and Forearm Lock - Clark Gracie

    This is a finish that Clark will use if his opponent is grabbing his belt to defend the Kimura. It’s both a shoulder lock and a forearm crush that can do some serious damage if your opponent/training partner doesn’t tap. So be aware of that when using in training.
    - Issue 39