The Kimura Kid
2011 World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championships Abu Dhabi
DJ JACKSON is on a hunt for Gold Medals! Congratulations to DJ Jackson on his Double Gold win this past weekend at the 2011 World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championships in Abu Dhabi. I always wonder where exactly Abu Dhabi is. Geologically I cannot point it out on a map…but where ever Abu Dhabi is, DJ “The Kimura Kid” is ripping shoulders off. Not only does “The Kimura Kid” have two Gold Medals around his neck, he is sitting on $7500.00! $2500 for winning his weight division & $5000 for winning the absolute division… And that is only for the No Gi segment of the tournament. DJ can potentially on the plane back to Camp Springs MD with four Gold Medals and… (hold on let me do the math, $2500 + $5000 + $2500 + $5000 = $15,000.00!) 15Gs! AYYYYYYYY… Go get it DJ! Keep on keepin on bro!
It is awesome having DJ Jackson in the room during training. He will keep pushing and pushing trying to break the spirit and will of anyone in his way. I have to deal with the heat every practice! I’ve come to really enjoy it. I go into every tournament confident because no one will bring the heat like DJ does, and if there is a guy that does… I know what to expect and am prepared.
In my previous blog post I was talking about Bruce Lee’s quote, “Fear not the man that practiced 10,000 kicks once… Fear the man that practices one kick 10,000 times.”
When people fight DJ, they know or have an idea of his game. He will take you down, pass your guard, and kimura the mess out of you. They know exactly what is going down and they cannot stop it. For DJ, this opens up a lot of other submissions because people are worried too much about his kimura. Like what Marcelle Garcia, multiple time World Champion, said… “The more you attack, the more your opponent will make mistakes. The more you attack the more he will have to defend. You shouldn’t be defending all the time. Any time you defend, you are losing the fight, losing time to attack.”
Below is a video of DJ “The Kimura Kid’s” finals NoGi Match in Abu Dhabi. You’ll see exactly why thats his nickname…
And below that video is the step by step system that Master Lloyd teaches us to get the kimura. Take down, pass the guard to side control, kimura system! The system is flawless! Remember what Bruce Lee said… 10,000 reps! How awesome would that be if your opponent knew what you were gonna do and you still pulled it off?