can't sink my omo plata right... suggestions

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  1. AntFeeks

    AntFeeks White Belt

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    i love working the omo plata from closed gaurd and i get my foot in front of their face and control the hang no problem, but i have trouble getting my other leg out to give me the balance to pressure them down to keep them from rolling out of it ... i know rolling with it is an option and sometimes i just go into a belly down armbar instead .. but any help would be appreciated
     
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    judofarmerbob Banned Banned

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    learn to play rubber guard.

    youtube -> eddie bravo
     
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    idahofireman Banned Banned

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    Stephen Kesting's DVD "dynamic Omoplata" changed my life. I would highly recommend it for anyone who wants to work magic with the omoplata
     
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    codemonkey76 Black Belt

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    straighten your leg, it will help you turn your upper body towards the legs
     
  5. green_machine

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    If he is trapping your outside leg, then turn that into a Monoplata...
     
  6. QingTian

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    use your hand to keep him down? also that straighten leg idea above. you want to flatten him out ideally. perhaps you are triangling your legs and sitting up too soon.
     
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    Dont' take my advice for the holy gospel but ...

    If you have this problem IMO you are going into an omoplata without using your hips properly. Just twisting the near leg over their face isn't the best way to get into the omoplata, you should actively lift your hips off the ground and twist your whole body and come to face the same direction as him. It sounds to me like you twist your hips only 90 degrees (perpendicular to him), which is why your far leg is caught under them. You should twist them nearly 180 (almost parallel).

    Grab his leg or gi pant to pull yourself into him.
     
  8. silverline122

    silverline122 Brown Belt

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    bait n switch
     
  9. blanko

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    let's be honest the omo plata is a tough submission to pull off even with the gi. Take what your opponent gives you. transition to armbars/triangles/sweeps.
     
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    When you sit up, sit on one butt cheek not both.
     
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    Zankou Muscle and Hate Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I like to gogoplata them if they latch onto the other leg. They'll let go. Then finish the omoplata.
     
  12. Wally Champ

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    The Marcelo omoplata instructionals are great too.
     
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