I will be posting a few videos in just a moment. They show a good friend of mine and me showing off some flow rolling after today’s class. I suppose our instructor had the same line of thought as I did this past week when he suggested that we brush up on this area of Jiu-Jitsu.
The reason I bring up the videos of Rich and me, or today’s class in general, is that for some reason, I pulled no fewer than ten Omoplatas this morning. It’s almost as though the relaxation I experienced during the way we were rolling gave me the chance to practice some of the finer areas of Jiu-Jitsu. The Omoplata being one of them. But what’s even finer and better feeling than the Omoplata is the Omoplata escape. And even better than that is when your partner rolls (escapes) from the Omoplata and lands on his back, what you do with that. The armbar and the triangle from top come to mind.
This evening, I’m going to post a few videos of the simple Omoplata and the Omoplata roll and step over escapes. These are two fairly simple techniques in Jiu-jitsu. What I’m not going to post (because I doubt I’ll find it on Youtube) is the additional submissions you can grab after your opponent escapes your Omoplata. I am going to put yours truly on video demonstrating them. I really have to get into demonstrating more.
Omoplata Shoulder Lock: Submissions 101
Omoplata Escape: the Roll Over
Omoplata Escape: The Step Over