Xande's Omoplata Series 15 - Omoplata from Half Guard Pressure

Xande's Omoplata Series 15 - Omoplata from Half Guard Pressure

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Xande is in his half guard with his frames on the neck and the outside arm, and his opponent has the underhook and is putting pressure on him. Xande escapes his hips enough to bring both his knees up to his chest, and then pinches his opponent's arm with his legs before extending them. Now he has the space to throw his leg over the shoulder to catch the omoplata.

Xande's Omoplata Series 14 - Omoplata from Knee Shield Half Guard

Xande's Omoplata Series 14 - Omoplata from Knee Shield Half Guard

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Xande is playing half guard, and his opponent has the underhook on him, so his first move is to escape his hips and place the knee shield inside. Next he frames his forearm against the neck, and brings his bottom leg out to place his foot on the hip. Now he removes the knee shield, and brings the knee above his elbow to trap his opponent's arm. As soon as his thigh touches the arm, he extends his body so he can throw his leg over the shoulder to catch the omoplata.

Xande's Omoplata Series 13 - Omoplata from Lasso Guard

Xande's Omoplata Series 13 - Omoplata from Lasso Guard

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While playing the collar sleeve guard, Xande keeps his outside foot on the far hip and escapes his hips to lasso the arm he's controlling. His preference is to keep the lasso foot deep near the hip, and he brings his own hips back to the center. His opponent walks to the free side, trying to pass, so Xande releases the sleeve grip and grabs the elbow. He stretches his leg and pulls the elbow at the same time, and throws his leg over the shoulder to catch the omoplata.

Xande's Omoplata Series 12 - Omoplata from Collar and Sleeve Guard when Opponent Keeps His Elbow in Tight

Xande's Omoplata Series 12 - Omoplata from Collar and Sleeve Guard when Opponent Keeps His Elbow in Tight

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Xande is playing the collar and sleeve guard, and his opponent is keeping his elbow tight inside his thigh. With both feet on the hips, Xande pushes him away with is legs and pulls him in with the collar and sleeve grips. He places his knee under the triceps, and uses it to bend his opponent's arm. Now he can throw his leg over the arm to catch the omoplata.

Xande's Omoplata Series 11 - Omoplata from Collar and Sleeve Guard

Xande's Omoplata Series 11 - Omoplata from Collar and Sleeve Guard

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Starting with the collar and sleeve grips, Xande is leaning on his side and has both feet on his opponent's hips. His opponent stands up, so Xande places his De La Riva hook, and simultaneously pushes out the far leg and pulls the sleeve. Now his De La Riva leg is free, so he can throw it over the shoulder to catch the omoplata. From here he can grab the belt, adjust his position and use any of the omoplata finishes he likes.

Xande's Omoplata Series 10 - Shoulder Catch from Muscle Sweep Attempt

Xande's Omoplata Series 10 - Shoulder Catch from Muscle Sweep Attempt

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Again Xande is in the closed guard with the cross sleeve grip, and his opponent stands up to try to pass. Xande swims his arm under the leg for the muscle sweep, but now his hips drop low, rather than stay up. Instead of swinging his leg for the ballerina catch, he brings his far foot onto the shoulder, and uses it to base as he picks up his hips and catches the omoplata with his other leg. He can also do the same shoulder catch using a pants grip rather than trapping the leg with his arm.

Xande's Omoplata Series 9 - Ballerina Catch from Muscle Sweep Attempt

Xande's Omoplata Series 9 - Ballerina Catch from Muscle Sweep Attempt

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From the closed guard, Xande has the cross sleeve grip and his opponent stands up to pass. Keeping the grip close to his chest, Xande hooks the leg and opens his guard. While keeping his hips up, he pushes off his near leg to swing his far leg, while punching the arm inward. Now he can catch the omoplata, and set up his next move from here.

Xande's Omoplata Series 8 - Omoplata from Closed Guard (Rubber Guard)

Xande's Omoplata Series 8 - Omoplata from Closed Guard (Rubber Guard)

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From the closed guard, Xande swims his arms inside his opponent's arms to spread them out and breaks his posture by pulling him in with his legs. One hand goes behind the neck and the other arm traps the arm he will attack. He opens his guard to escape his hips to the attacking side. His opponent postures up some, so he frames against his neck and swings his leg over the shoulder. If you are flexible, you can grab your leg to help pull it over. Once the leg is over the shoulder, adjust your hips and you are in the omoplata position, ready to use any of the previous finishes shown.

Xande's Omoplata Series 7 - Armbar when Opponent Stand Up

Xande's Omoplata Series 7 - Armbar when Opponent Stand Up

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With the omoplata locked, Xande's opponent stands up to defend by trying to pull his arm out. Xande catches it at the wrist, and makes sure the elbow does not pass his legs. Xande closes his elbow to his body in order to rotate the arm, and he raises his hips to finish the armbar.

Xande's Omoplata Series 6 - Hot Dog Roll Sweep

Xande's Omoplata Series 6 - Hot Dog Roll Sweep

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Starting with the omoplata, again Xande's opponent puts his knee on the belly. With his outside hand, Xande grabs the belt, and he swims his other arm under the ankle and wraps up the leg. Now he straightens his legs, brings his outside arm up and rolls over his side, landing on his stomach. He pushes himself up to his knees, where he can finish a wrist lock or move to side control or mount.

Xande's Omoplata Series 5 - Straight Armbar from Omoplata

Xande's Omoplata Series 5 - Straight Armbar from Omoplata

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Xande has the omoplata locked, but his opponent is defending by grabbing his own belt. Xande makes grips on the pants and the arm, and turns hips in, bringing his knee to the mat. His other leg comes over the top and pinches the arm. Grabbing the wrist, Xande pulls the arm straight, points his knees down and extends his body to finish the straight armlock.

Xande's Omoplata Series 4 - Clock Choke from Omoplata

Xande's Omoplata Series 4 - Clock Choke from Omoplata

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Again starting with the omoplata locked, Xande sits up into the S-position, but is having trouble finishing the omoplata on his flexible opponent. He reaches over the back, grabs the lapel and feeds it to his other hand under the neck. His hand over the back now grabs the other lapel so he can lean forward and finish the clock choke. Another option is to let his opponent free his arm, and then walk toward the head to finish the choke.

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