Omoplata Explained – How to Make It Really Work

Omoplata is a very powerful and versatile technique if you know how to execute it and use it as submission and a sweep. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teaches us how to solve problems through the application of previously gained knowledge. True knowledge is not reflected by the number of facts we know, but rather by the way we manage to string them together. This statement applies perfectly to BJJ. As long as we know how to connect different positions and moves, we can build an adaptable game. Despite having an endless maze of techniques and concepts, Jiu-Jitsu has but a few techniques that transcend technical categories. One such diverse technique is the Omoplata. The Omoplata is a technique that pretty much embodies the idea of constant threats during fluid movement. It’s much more than just as shoulder lock (which is what the term ‘Omaplata’ means in Portuguese). … Continue reading Omoplata Explained – How to Make It Really Work