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New Techniques at Gracie Barra Tampa - Crucifix Series

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Aesopian, Nov 18, 2005.

  1. Aesopian

    Aesopian Brown Belt

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    I'm very happy to announce that Gracie Barra Tampa has added a Techniques Section to our website. Eduardo de Lima is very eager to share his knowledge and hopes these techniques will be useful additions to grapplers
     
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    very detailed... better than most books.

    Lee looks like he's havin a blast.
     
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    colinm Brown Belt

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    great post with some great moves!!!

    i've seen all this before, but i did the reverse omoplata a little differently, by reaching under and grabbing his wrist to secure it instead of triangling my legs. ive been calling it a "super omoplata" (lol)because its on before you finish your roll as opposed to being nearly impossible to finish - so be careful with your training partners.
     
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    Aresome technqiues! Very good progression.

    Small off topic question - Was it a reverse omoplata that Pele tried to get against Newton?
     
  6. Aesopian

    Aesopian Brown Belt

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    The Superplata sound wicked! I might have to try that...

    Don't know about Pele vs Newton. That'd be awesome if you're right.

    I had someone asking me if the reverse omoplata was a gi-only technique, because he thought it would be too slippery and insecure.

    First off, I just got back no-gi class and got a reverse omoplata, using the exact setup on our site, while sparring with another blue belt. So yes, it works.

    Moreover, like everything, it's slippier no-gi, but very workable. I actually first learned this in a no-gi class, and I've gotten it in sparring plenty of times without the gi.

    Look at the grips again and you'll see that nothing is gi-dependant (though it obviously helps.)

    Saulo Ribeiro shows it in his new no-gi instructional with some different details. He doesn't teach the same ending as shown on our site. Rather than worry too much about pinning the chest, he just practically jumps to his feet, cranking the arm for a fast submission. He also teaches to try to finish it without rolling them to the back, but I don't ever do it this way in training since I don't think it has enough control.

    He also royally jacked Jamie Levine with it in the 2004 Pro Ams. Check it out:

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    Saulo with the crucifix on Jamie. The arm is back.

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    Rolling.

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    Harsh finish.

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    Jamie royally jacked.

    I actually know a guy who was afraid to try the reverse omoplata after seeing Saulo obliterate Levine with it, so I showed him the slower, more secure way to do and it he's not worried about it any more.
     
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    It does not say how to escape the crucific though.

    But my best bet if i were in one is to make sure i m on my back. he then cant force my arms back, which is the main point. but it does seem too formidable to get out. any1 knows of escapses from it?
     
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    Very nice, I will have to try all those out the next time I roll.
     
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    if he's got the standard crucifix - not the reverse omoplata hold on your arm - escape by first rolling over with him so you're on your back, facing the ceiling. then put your arm trapped between his legs in a keylock position and slide your elbow out (requires a little flexibility), using your feet to pull yourself away from the guy. now you're out. this escape leaves you open for another neck crank i dont think was shown on the link, but it gets you out and most people don't know the other one.
     
  10. physicaltherapy

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    I've done the cow catch before!!!!! I didn't know it was called that. Thta's a pretty funny name!
     

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