This week in advanced class we went over a very interesting way of getting Omoplata from side control or cross-body. In the video, Chris in the white gi, demonstrates the technique on Justin in the blue gi. I found when Chris tried it on me he had to really get the momentum going to roll me. If he started it out with a good kick he wouldn’t have to force me over. Before the apex of the roll if there is any resistance it is equivalent to having the Omoplata on. So you tend to want to continue the roll feeling you can then roll again and get out of the Omoplata. That might work too if your opponent doesn’t grab your belt. The other thing I noticed was that if I didn’t leave my arm open for sliding the hip over, my partner might just keep sliding back until my face is getting smashed. I’ve never thought of trying a Omoplata from any where but guard. With this technique I have added one more position to get it from. Does any one know how to get it from mount? Would it even be practical?
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