What is the Kimura Transition?


What is Kimura?:

Named after Masahiko Kimura, a Kimura is an double joint armlock, used in MMA. This technique applies painful pressure on the opponent’s shoulder and is typically difficult to escape. If your opponent refuses to submit, he or she could suffer from a broken arm, torn rotator cuff, or dislocated shoulder. A tapping motion is customarily used to indicate when too much pressure is being applied on your or your partner’s shoulder.

An Inside Guide to Prevent Torn Rotator Cuffs

The “rotator cuff” is the group of 4 muscles and their tendons responsible for keeping the shoulder joint stable. Injuries to the rotator cuff are common—either from accident or trauma, or with repeated overuse of the shoulder. Risk of injury can vary, but generally increases as a person ages. Rotator cuff tears are more common later in life, but also can occur in younger people. Athletes and heavy laborers are often affected; older adults can injure the rotator cuff when they fall on or strain the shoulder. When left untreated, a rotator cuff tear can cause severe pain and a decrease in the ability to use the arm. Physical therapists help people with rotator cuff tears address pain and stiffness, restore movement to the shoulder and arm, and improve their activities of daily living.