Kazushi Sakuraba

Kazushi Sakuraba: Slapping on the Kimura

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Kazushi Sakuraba always posed a significant threat in PRIDE and it pains me to see that he continues to fight way past his prime. But who I am I to tell someone to stop doing what they love to do and also pays the bills?

Anyway, what made him particularly scary as a fighter was his ability to slap on a Kimura from almost any angle. It made trying to take him down a nightmare. I always wondered how he slapped it on so quickly and I learned how he did it from this video. I believe that he actually wanted to give fighters his back from a sprawl so he could lock a Kimura on.

Brilliant…

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