Omoplata

Omoplata

The omoplata is a technique used in the MMA jiu-jitsu wherein a fighter attacks his opponent using his legs and hips. The player puts a leg on the opponent’s armpit then rotates it 180 degrees. The fighter’s leg moves over the back of the rival player and wraps around the latter’s arm. The attacking fighter is then able to control the opponent’s body. He can limit the opponent’s movements by grabbing and holding on to the latter’s waist. He can put pressure on his opponent’s shoulder with a strong push on his arm, ensuring that it is moved perpendicular away from his back.

How Omoplata Technique Works?

The omoplata is a technique to push submission. It can be applied from a guard position. It can also be a preparatory movement for more offensive techniques like the choke, the sweep, or the armbar. It is also known as the leg triangle entanglement, and in catch wrestling, it is known as the coil lock.

To apply the omoplata from a closed guard, the first action should be to break the opponent’s posture. The fighter should move his legs over the opponent and hooks them over the latter’s back. He should wrap his arms over the opponent’s back but after they should pass under his legs, which are also wrapped around the opponent’s torso.

By shifting his hips towards the arm, the player can attack and strengthen his control over the opponent’s movement and posture. He already has his arms and legs around the opponent, but he should make sure to always break all of the opponent’s attempts to grab his head or grip his collar. The attacking fighter should pin the opponent’s wrist to his own body and continue to push him down on the back and arms. As he keeps a controlling hold on the collar of the opponent, the attacking fighter then quickly opens his legs and stretches them outward, rotating 180 degrees.

By this time, the opponent is in a folded, tucked-in position and cannot shift to an offensive posture. His arms and legs are tangled under his own body, and one of the arms of the attacking fighter. The attacking fighter Quickly moves to a sitting position but retains pressure on the back and shoulder of his opponent, completing the omoplata.

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