Masahiko Kimura vs Helio Gracie 1951 video
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In 1951, Kimura defeated Hélio Gracie of the Gracie Jiu Jitsu family in a submission Judo match held in Brazil.
During the fight Kimura threw Gracie repeatedly with many Judo techniques. However, Helio Gracie had made sure the ground was heavily padded to prevent Kimura from being able to knock him out with throws. Unable to subdue Helio through throwing alone, the fight progressed into groundwork. Kimura maintained a dominance in the fight at this point. Thirteen minutes into the bout Kimura positioned himself to apply a reverse Ude Garami (arm entanglement, a shoulderlock). Gracie did not submit to this technique which resulted in his elbow being dislocated as well as the radius and ulna bones being broken. Gracie’s corner threw in the towel at this point, where it has been speculated that they delayed this action due to being instructed not to by Gracie.
In a 1994 interview with Nishi Yoshinori, Helio Gracie admitted that he had been rendered unconscious very early in the bout by a choke although Kimura released the choke and continued the bout. It is said that Kimura was so impressed by Helio’s technique that he invited Helio to teach at the Imperial Academy of Japan. As a tribute to Kimura’s victory, the reverse Ude Garami technique he used to defeat Gracie, has since been commonly referred to as the Kimura lock, or simply the Kimura, in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and, more recently, mixed martial arts circles.