TUTORIAL: How to do an Omoplata from rubber guard in BJJ

October 5, 2017 9:10 pm by EVOLVE MMA

This video was first published on Evolve Vacation.

In this video, 10th Planet black belt and Evolve instructor Rick Marshall shows us how to execute an Omoplata from the rubber guard. Rarely seen in competition, the Omoplata is one of the most creative submissions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It is also one of the most unique submissions in mixed martial arts. Paying close attention, you can successfully add this to your grappling game.

“Slick” Rick Marshall has over a decade of experience as a world-class grappler, and is considered one of 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu’s most respected senior practitioners. As an instructor, Marshall believes that keeping an open mind is one of the most important things about Jiu-Jitsu. He believes that listening, experimenting and learning from each other is the easiest way to improve.

Rick Marshall is one of the most respected BJJ instructors in the world

Paying close attention to the setup, the technique involves pushing the side of your opponent’s neck with your forearm. Next, put your right hand on your shin, and then bring your shin in front of your opponent’s face. At this point, swivel and face the same direction as your opponent.

After establishing this position, grab the back of your opponent’s hip. Following this, stomp on your foot and straighten your legs. Maintaining awareness, make sure that your opponent’s shoulder is on the mat. By hopping counterclockwise, get your opponent’s hips to the mat. Now, cross your feet and press your knees down towards the ground.

To finish, wrap your hands around your opponent’s head and pull his head back towards you. If you have execute things correctly, this completes the technique.

Check out how to execute this technique

This technique gives you the ability to add the ultra-rare Omoplata to your mixed martial arts weaponry. Practice makes perfect, so give it a try and make sure you pay attention to proper technique!

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