Over at 10th Planet Van Nuys we talk a lot about the research and development aspect of Jiu Jitsu. Many of us at 10th Planet Van Nuys are obsessed with Jiu Jitsu and don’t get our “fix” when we are in class. We are constantly searching for more and more content. One way that I like to help get my “fix” is through supplemental instruction via dvds and books. As I mentioned in an earlier post, one of my three go to moves is the Kimura. I am always looking for new and different ways to apply or make my kimuras better. A few months ago I picked up David Avellan’s Kimura Trap DVD series and finally just got through watching the whole thing. Having seen a few videos online of David and his students using the Kimura Trap it looked like an excellent addition to my game.
As a way to entice potential buyers David is giving away a free preview disc of The Kimura Trap. On this dvd there are 4 full length clips of moves that are part of the series. All of the moves were very practical and have either been adapted to my game or are concepts that I am now aware of. In fact after watching a back take that David teaches on the free dvd, I was able to hit it twice that night in class.
The quality of instruction here is top notch. It is obvious to me that David has taken a lot of time to really analyze his game and create a solid system based on 1 move. His focus and detailed approach to the kimura has opened my eyes to how powerful a kimura can be. David has developed an awesome system that includes numerous ways to submit, control, and even use the grip as a transitional weapon.
My favorite part of the series was when David took time to cover some of the common mistakes that people make during the moves. In fact I think I may have learned more about the moves during these segments than I did during the instruction part. David does a good job of covering all of your opponents potential reversals and counters and then offers ways to counter or reverse them!
At first I’ll admit I was suckered into buying the set due to some awesome marketing techniques but in hindsight I am very very happy with my purchase. I would recommend that anyone looking to up their kimura, submission, transition, control, or just general Jiu Jitsu game check out the Kimura Trap asap. If not you may become the next victim of the Kimura Trap!