August 17, 2012
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