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How to Do an Omoplata MMA Submission

Learn how to do an omoplata MMA submission from Team Radical MMA head coach Rene Dreifuss in this Howcast video.


All right guys, now we are going to do Omoplata. I'm going to show you a couple of different set ups. Omoplata is a really great, versatile move, and I think it's one of the most important moves from guard, because it teaches you how to do an arm bar better, it teaches you how to cut a triangle better, it teaches a lot of things, it especially teaches you how to get off the punch line if you're doing MMA. Let's go over a couple of steps. Now, first is traditional, where somehow I broke his posture, I hip out, and I smash him down this way and put my foot in front of his face, and I come to this position. I come to this position, pushing down, base, try to keep your knee off the floor, lock your hands, kick back.

That's traditional. One more time from this angle. I break him down, I hip out, smash my leg down, foot goes in front of his face, and here. That's the traditional. Now, the next variation is the variation of Omoplata done by Marcelo Garcia, and you can start with postured opponent, or you could be a little down. Usually it's postured, right? I'm going to straighten my leg and have his hand over here, and I smash down with my leg this way. Notice before my leg was bent, this time my leg smashes down. One more time, let's show those two variations. Here's traditional. Here's Marcelo. Kick, kick, kick, kick, kick, now here, boom, I come to this position. Base, up, pull back and finish. One more time, guys. Traditional. I break his posture down, hip out, foot in front of the face. Marcelo, kick down, then the legs. Those are the two variations of Omoplata. We'll get into the details in the next video.

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