How to Do an Omoplata Submission

How to Do an Omoplata Submission

Omoplata Submission

All right guys, now we are going to do Omoplata. I’m going to show you a couple of different setups. Omoplata is a really great, versatile move, and I think it’s one of the most important moves from guard, because it teaches you how to do an armbar better, it teaches you how to cut a triangle better, it teaches a lot of things, it especially teaches you how to get off the punch line if you’re doing Mixed Martial Arts. Let’s go over a couple of steps. Now, first is traditional, where somehow I broke his posture, I hip out, and I smash him down this way and put my foot in front of his face, and I come to this position. I come to this position, pushing down, base, try to keep your knee off the floor, lock your hands, kick back.

That’s traditional. One more time from this angle. I break him down, I hip out, smash my leg down, foot goes in front of his face, and here. That’s traditional. Now, the next variation is the variation of Omoplata done by Marcelo Garcia, and you can start with a postured opponent, or you could be a little down. Usually, it’s postured, right? I’m going to straighten my leg and have his hand over here, and I smash down with my leg this way. Notice before my leg was bent, this time my leg smashes down. One more time, let’s show those two variations. Here’s traditional. Here’s Marcelo. Kick, kick, kick, kick, kick, nowhere, boom, I come to this position. Base, up, pull back and finish. One more time, guys. Traditional. I break his posture down, hip out, foot in front of the face. Marcelo, kick down, then the legs. Those are the two variations of Omoplata. We’ll get into the details in the next video.

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