The Imanari roll was created by Japanese MMA fighter Masakazu Imanari and has gone on to become an important technique in many jiu-jitsu fighters repertoires. Marvin Castelle is part of the new generation of jiu-jitsu athletes who has perfected the Imanari roll and has used it to great success in high level jiu-jitsu superfights.
More than just a great fighter, Marvin and his student Brandon Lim, are both highly qualified instructors hailing from 10th Planet HQ in Los Angeles who know how to break techniques down into all of the small details that really make them work.
At first glance, the Imanari roll looks like a tornado of limbs, but don’t be dismayed! Marvin carefully and concisely explains each part of the roll, starting from standing and ending with a submission.
Marvin shows variations depending on how your opponent may try to defend. Also, the instructors share some of their highest percentage escapes from common Imanari roll submissions.