Here is a simple and effective way to attack the Omoplata. This attack is a bit of a trap, where I’m allowing Stephan to smash down on me a bit from top Half Guard. Stephan is attempting to do a Folding Pass from Top Half Guard where both my my knees are folded over to the one side. However, I want to stay safe with my left shin against his hip to create a Z Guard type configuration. Right away from this position, I want to try and attack Stephan’s left arm with a Kimura. Me attacking Stephan’s left arm with a Kimura is a fake and it’s just my way to get Stephan to forget about his right arm and for his weight to lean over to his left side a bit so that I can attack my Omoplata.
When I feel that his weight is over to his left side, I turn so that my left back pocket points up to the sky and then I extract my left knee and then place it over Stephan’s right shoulder to enter into my Omoplata.
Alternatively, I can go for the Kimura on Stephan’s right arm from this position; however, if I can keep rotating my body I can follow through to the Omoplata.
This is a highly effective way to go for the Omoplata from Bottom Half Guard. Give it a try!
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Ritchie Yip is the Head Instructor for InFighting Training Centers located in Downtown Vancouver and Brentwood Burnaby.InFighting Training Centers offers programs in Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Bootcamp Conditioning Classes and Personal Training