Catch Wrestling Kimura Killer Recounter

Here is another gem from our good friend Sam Kressin. Sam is one of our favorite guys to work with and learn our Catch Wrestling from. He has his own Brazilian Jiu-jitsu background and as a result, I feel like I can relate to his way of breaking down the techniques a little better. I also feel like he understands me, understands that I don’t need to be sold on the painful nature of some of the moves. I get it, I don’t need to have my face cranked off 15 more times to believe in it.

Yeah I know, the purists out there are already turning their noses up at me right now and that’s their right. But you know what, I’m approaching 40 and I just don’t get a lot out of being broken down. Like I said, I already believe in the value of Catch Wrestling, and the incredible talent of Coach Billy Robinson. I just want to learn the basic concept of the move and to this end Coach Sam Kressin does a fantastic job of teaching you everything you need to know while not abusing you in the process. And hey, if you’re into getting twisted, he has no qualms about breaking your stuff either.

Here he shows an awesome way to re-counter the Double Wrist Lock, popularly known in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu circles as the Kimura. But to get the real skinny, you should check out his website at: Where you can pick up all sorts of great tid bits like his most excellent article “5 Principals From Catch Wrestling That Will Benefit Any Grappler” where I learned few things that definitely benefitted my grappling game. And besides, he talks about something we learned in person from Coach Robinson, learning how to stand up, catch style. In addition, he’s got some great blog posts about his recent tour across Europe with Coach Robinson as they re-kindle the Catch Wrestling Fire across the pond.

If you liked this clip, go visit his site and tell him we sent you. That way, the next time we see him, it might be just a little easier to coax him into taking some valuable time out of his busy schedule to share more techniques with us.

10 replies
  1. KJ
    KJ says:

    I agree you don’t have to be rough all the time, but at the same time you can’t neglect how to properly use your weight from a drilling stand point, because one day it might make the difference between not just winning in a sport, but surviving in the street.

    I think a lot of people can’t look past some of the more brutal aspects to find the finer technical details Coach Robinson teaches (using a smaller surface area of your forearm blade, locking your elbow against the shoulder so you have a fulcrum for the lever to work against etc)

  2. Jeff White says:

    I don’t know which was better: Yamasaki’s evil cackle when Billy started walking over, or Kiser’s defeated sobs when he realized how much pain that meant was coming his way…

  3. naturalbornfighter1
    naturalbornfighter1 says:

    Awesome technique, I managed to do a similar reversal while sparring the other day but I wasn’t exactly sure how I managed it. It was a bit of a fluke and I never got the tap but it did get me out of a pretty bad spot. Once again Billy Robinson is a genius!!


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