Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 13 - Omoplata Sweep to Armbar

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 13 - Omoplata Sweep to Armbar

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From the omoplata, Masakazu's opponent postures up, not allowing him to reach over the back. Instead, he swims his arm underneath the body to wrap it around his torso. He rolls to the side, landing on top from the omoplata sweep. Now he grabs the elbow, places his hand on the mat, and steps back, placing his leg across the face and sitting back right into the armbar.


Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 11 - Knee On Belly Escape to Heel Hook

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 11 - Knee On Belly Escape to Heel Hook

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Masakazu's opponent has knee on belly, so he brings his knee behind the leg and grabs it with his arm, also behind the leg. He bumps him to the side, landing with the leg next to him, in perfect to position to grab the foot and finish the heel hook. He also shows a variation where he comes to the top and passes right away.

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 7 - Takedown to Heel Hook

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 7 - Takedown to Heel Hook

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From behind, Masakazu wraps his arms around the waist, and steps his leg between his opponent's legs. He falls to the mat and turns, using his leg to sweep his opponent back in the 50/50 guard, as he slides his arm down the leg and traps the foot. Using his arm, he torques the heel to finish the submission.

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 1 - Imanari Roll

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 1 - Imanari Roll

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In this series, Masakazu Imanari shows his famous Imanari Roll, and many other leg locks he uses in grappling and MMA. He starts off with a drill to practice the Imanari Roll. From a seated guard, with one leg between his legs, he reaches to the far leg, inverts and spins to the other leg, much like the kiss of the dragon. As he spins, his active leg wraps around his opponent's leg and his foot hooks behind the butt. Pinching the leg with both his legs, Imanari sweeps his opponent backward, landing with the foot in his side, ready to be finished with a heel hook.

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 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 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.

Xande's Omoplata Series 3 - Finishing when Your Opponent Goes Knee on Belly

Xande's Omoplata Series 3 - Finishing when Your Opponent Goes Knee on Belly

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Starting from the omoplata, Xande's opponent defends by putting his knee on Xande's belly. With his inside hand, he grips the bottom of the pants, and his other hand grips the belt or back of pants. Next, Xande stretches his bottom arm as he escapes his hips, until his opponent is lying on the mat. Now he can sit up and finish the omoplata.

Xande's Omoplata Series 2 - Breaking Your Opponent's Posture to Finish

Xande's Omoplata Series 2 - Breaking Your Opponent's Posture to Finish

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Again, starting with the omoplata already locked, Xande's opponent postures up to defend. Now Xande extends his legs and squeezes them together, pinching the arm. Here he can sit himself up and lean forward to finish the omoplata as before.