Using the kimura trap to defend the single leg takedown is very common in Jiu Jitsu, but sometimes your opponent's hands will separate, their arm will straighten, and you lose the leverage on the kimura. Michael demonstrates how he uses this to his advantage to take his opponent's back either from the feet or the mat. Lastly, strategy wise, Michael gives a specific example on when the kimura throw-by might be a better option then the kimura trap.
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About Michael Trasso:
Michael’s journey on the mats began in 1995, training Jiu Jitsu at just five years old. Throughout the next decade, he picked up wrestling and would become one of the world’s most accomplished adolescent Jiu Jitsu competitors. In 2008, Michael was recruited to wrestle for Rhode Island College. In 2011, Michael was nationally ranked #9 and in 2012, attained his 100th collegiate victory. In 2016, Michael began training in San Diego where he received some of his most notable awards in adult Jiu Jitsu competition to include earning his spot on FloGrappling’s “Top 20 No Gi Adult Black Belt Middleweights in the World” ranking in 2018 and 2019.