Omo Plata?

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  1. ZiggyZigga

    ZiggyZigga Orange Belt

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    I watched the Pride event last night and at the beginning of the MW GP championship match after Shogun's huge kick attempt he went for an Omo Plata, it all went kind of fast and I didn't really get a good look at it or anything, but that's the first time I've ever seen it used, can I get some info on the set up and just the overall submission? Much obliged.
     
  2. Smorra

    Smorra Blue Belt

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    Stephen Kesting's www.grapplearts.com has a really good DVD about it called Omoplata and The Dynamic Guard. He didn't pay me to plug it, it is worth buying.
     
  3. SSJP

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    It's basically a a shoulder lock. You can get it from rubber guard or if you're setting up for a triangle, or even if they defend an armbar and leave the other arm in.

    You clear yourself and your hips from under your opponent so that you're essentially sitting next to him with his arm tucked between your legs. You use the arm closest to his body to hold him down so he can't somersault escape. The actual lock gets cranked by leaning forward/diagonally to crank the shoulder.
     
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    the sweeps from here are tight
     
  5. LCDforMe

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    If you go for a triangle and the guy tries to pull his head to the side just get your body parelell to theirs. From here, sit up and hold their hip. Put your feet to your side and start walking the "C". I think they showed it on the ultimate fighter or a ufc commercial or something.
     
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    If you sit up with someone in your guard and they push you back down you can also twirl around on your hip and lock one of their exposed arms.
     
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    Gsoares2*** Banned Banned

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    alot of the ways ive seen the Omoplatta done are "different". the way it is shown in Royler and renzo's Bjj theory and technique.

    none of them lock the figure four around the arm before moving to grab the belt/back. They simply turn and sit up.. which is the easiest thing in the world to escape.

    the way i was shown. Is swivel to the side parallel, lock the figure 4 around the arm, grab the belt keep tight. scoop your hip out and kick your leg that is trapping the arm forward and toward the ground. Sit up, turn feet back and lean onto their back toward opposing shoulder.

    like is shown on http://www.abhaya.ca/technique.htm....... but i think the site is down now.

    this isnt bad but also not closing the figure four. .. but is better then renzo and roylers books way http://www.bjj.org/techniques/jacare/umaplata/

    same thing here, not bad... but i think they should close the figure four to prevent escape a little more.
    http://www.bjjfighter.com/techniques/gi/guard/Gi_omoplata[1].html

    I cant find an example of someone closing the figure four... maybe im just wrong but its how i prefer it.. in step 2 on this one is where i would lock the figure four, or "triangle" the arm. So that i could get better positioning then continue with the move.
    http://www.lockflow.com/article_view.php?id=39

    Sloppy was a bad choice of words....
     
  8. mcbadboy170

    mcbadboy170 Orange Belt

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    When I think sloppy, I think Royler...

    closing the figure four allows for a little bit more control but its harder to tap the guy IMO. Not going for the figure 4 allows for instant pressure on the shoulder with out loosing balance or slowing down the move. Just my thoughts.
     
  9. colinm

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    lol
     
  10. jar3ds

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    the omoplata is a tough move to finish... but its a very effective technique... you have to practice a lot for it..
     

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