The Exciting Rafael

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  1. mogway

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    The Exciting Rafael
     
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  2. The K1000

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    Where is he going? (The "exiting"..)
     
  3. mogway

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    Thanks, fixed it now :)
     
  4. Daveb

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    Barata has gave me everyone of my belts. he is a great teacher and training partner. Although his version of where his name comes from differs than what Tussa says. Tussa claims Barata used to hide in dumpsters as a kid playing hide and seek. He got his name cause he was hanging out with the roaches in the dumpster hahaha
     
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    How he has never gotten the secondary nickname "Batatas fritas" I will never understand.
     
  7. ijustwannasurf

    ijustwannasurf Brown Belt

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    Busy said the same lol
     
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  9. Uchi Mata

    Uchi Mata Preaching the gospel of heel hooks and left kicks

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    Bummer. I love that submission.
     
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    Mikey Triangles Bending Joints the Wrong Way Since 1985

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    He's doing a seminar on the Baratoplata at my gym on Saturday. Really looking forward to it.
     
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    For the people who use it or have been to his seminars etc, how high percentage is it? What are your favorite set-ups?
     
  14. Daveb

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    It's very high percentage. My most used set up is off them defending a darce from knee on belly
     
  15. Uchi Mata

    Uchi Mata Preaching the gospel of heel hooks and left kicks

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    It works really well. I like to catch it from mount when they defend the armbar by crossing one arm over the other, also when they defend guard armbars in the same manner. You can hit it pretty cleanly off triangle choke defenses as well. For me it's often a 'catch' type submission where rather than set it up carefully I'll take it as the turn into me from the bottom when I'm in mount or side control, since most people think they're safe if they can get their hand under your legs (which gives you the Baratoplata).
     
  16. deadlizard

    deadlizard cold blooded

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    You can't use this in tournaments until brown belt, correct?
     
  17. PointyShinyBurn

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    Incorrect, it's a shoulder lock just like a kimura or omoplata, legal at all levels.

    That said, some refs might look at it and see a bicep slicer.
     
  18. metallifan3091

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    I believe that this is the way that Caio Terra set it up against Nam Phan at the Expo recently.
     
  19. Shemhazai

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    I play a triangle/brabo oriented game from knee on belly/knee on neck all the time. Why I've never started using this move, I just don't know. It fits perfectly.
     
  20. Daveb

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    At this years Nogi Pans a blue belt hit a beautiful barataplata and the ref DQ'd him because the ref was an idiot. I think now that its getting more popular refs will understand that it is a shoulder lock not a slicer
     

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