Who is Masahiko Kimura?


We all know the “kimura lock” but do you know about Masahiko Kimura?

Masahiko Kimura was a Japanese judoka (Judo practitioner) who is widely considered one of the greatest judoka of all time. Kimura (5 ft 7in 170 cm; 85 kg, 187 lb) was born on September 10, 1917 in Kumamoto, Japan.

In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the reverse ude-garami arm lock is often called the “Kimura”, due to his famous victory over Gracie Jiu-Jitsu co-creator Hélio Gracie.

Find out more on Wikipedia

Watch some more footage on him.

Helio Gracie vs Masahiko Kimura

Masahiko Kimura – judo techniques


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