Fail Omoplata To Arm Bar Technique

Fail Omoplata to Arm Bar Part 1
Fail Omoplata to Arm Bar Part 2

A while ago I posted "Side Control to Omoplata".  Chris in our advanced class, last night, expanded on that technique by showing us how to get a Kimura should the attempt at a Omoplata fail.  Both of the videos show the same thing just from a different angle.  Its hard really seeing what is going on otherwise.  Thank you once again to Chris and Justin for letting me video this.  I’m not good at text descriptions.  I’m more of a visual learner.  Next time I’ll have to be the dummy.

Class went well last night and I had a fun time as usual.  I did some combo techniques that involved a lot of face contact with the gi (Arm Bar to Triangle to Omoplata).  At the end of the class my face looked like I had been sun burned from the gi burn.  I went home and applied some Gi-Burn-Be-Gone.  It is looking much better this morning and isn’t sore.  As usual though I have a few things more to heal.  We practiced the Baseball Bat Choke and I didn’t tap once quickly enough so it hurts to swallow today.

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Side Control to Omoplata

Side Control to Omoplata

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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