Dominyka Obeylenyte Series 6 - Domoplata from Closed Guard

Dominyka Obeylenyte Series 6 - Domoplata from Closed Guard

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Dominyka shows a shoulder lock she calls the Domoplata. Again, she sets up the Williams guard as shown before, and with her free hand, she grabs the far wrist and pushes it away, giving her the space to bring her foot in the biceps. Next, she squares her hips to her opponent and extends the foot in the biceps, and uses her other foot to hook behind the elbow. Now she posts her free foot on the mat and bumps her hips, to sweep her opponent. She reaches for the elbow and pulls with both grips to finish the shoulder lock.


Dominyka Obeylenyte 5 - Williams Guard Omoplata Finish

Dominyka Obeylenyte 5 - Williams Guard Omoplata Finish

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Having already set up her Williams guard omoplata position, Dominyka is ready to finish. First she pushes her opponent’s head away, and extends her own body to create the space to throw her leg over the head. Next, she posts her elbow on the mat and turns her body to get her foot on the mat, so she can lift her hips and pull her bottom leg out. Now she puts both feet on the mat, switches the collar grip to her other hand, and reaches over the back to grab her opponent’s wrist and pull the arm in to the body. Now she walks her feet to the S-position and raises her hips to finish the omoplata.

Dominyka Obeylenyte Series 4 - Williams Guard Omoplata Setup

Dominyka Obeylenyte Series 4 - Williams Guard Omoplata Setup

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From the closed guard, Dominyka breaks her opponent's posture and pulls her head down into her stomach. Her other hand pulls the arm, and she hips out and kicks her leg high into the armpit, and her arm comes undereath the leg to grab the back of the collar with her four fingers in. Now her Williams guard is setup.

Inside the University 337 - Armbar from Closed Guard

Inside the University 337 - Armbar from Closed Guard

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Xande breaks down the submission he used in one of his recent fights, which is a basic armbar from closed guard. Xande first attempts a basic cross choke, while his opponent is pushing him away and keeping his arms straight. After escaping his hips and breaking his opponent's posture, Xande climbed his legs high, above the shoulder, trapping the arm. Now he just brings his leg over the head to finish the armbar.

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 7 - Finishing the Armbar by Spinning Under the Legs

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 7 - Finishing the Armbar by Spinning Under the Legs

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Giva has set up the armbar from the guard, and now he is going to finish another way. It is very important that he keeps constant heavy pressure on his opponent's head with his leg, and does not extend his legs. While controlling the arm, he reaches underneath to the far leg, and spins himself underneath his opponent. From here, he keeps the pressure from his legs and stretches his hips to finish the armbar.

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 6 - Armbar to Triangle from Closed Guard

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 6 - Armbar to Triangle from Closed Guard

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Again from the closed guard, Giva sets up the same armbar as before, and his opponent pulls it out as he did in the previous technique. Giva pushes the trapped arm all the way across and keeps heavy pressure on the head. His other hand reaches for the belt. His opponent will drive his weight into Giva, giving him the opportunity to swing his leg around the head and lock the triangle and finish.

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 5 - Armbar to Omoplata from Closed Guard

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 5 - Armbar to Omoplata from Closed Guard

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From the closed guard, Giva attempts the armbar previously shown, but his opponent defends by pulling the arm out. Giva keeps his legs squeezing tight, and controls the arm that is still inside his legs. Now he swims his arm under the leg and locks the omoplata. He stretches his legs to flatten his opponent and sit up, where he can finish the omoplata by bringing his hips forward.

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 4 - Advanced Armbar from Closed Guard

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 4 - Advanced Armbar from Closed Guard

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From the closed guard, begins setting up the armbar the same as before. He grabs the arm and shoulder, and pulls his opponent down as his foot comes to the hip. But now instead of bringing his legs up step by step, he swings both legs up with one movement. His grips on the arm and shoulder pull in tight as he pinches his legs and raises his hips to finish the armbar.

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 3 - Armbar from Closed Guard

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 3 - Armbar from Closed Guard

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From the closed guard, Giva first reaches across to grab the upper arm on the sleeve, and his other hand reaches across to grab the shoulder and pull his opponent down. His foot comes to the hip, trapping the arm tight with his leg. His other leg comes up under the armpit as he rotates his body and further breaks his opponent's posture. Now he brings his leg over the head, and finishes by raising his hips and pulling the arm down at the wrist.

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 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.

JT Torres 2nd Series 9 - Shoulder Lock from Triangle

JT Torres 2nd Series 9 - Shoulder Lock from Triangle

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JT starts with his triangle locked but just his feet are crossed. His opponent is protecting his arm by keeping it behind JT's hips. JT lifts his hips off the mat and grabs the elbow. His leg on the shoulder stays heavy and his other foot goes on the hip to help him walk his hips back. Now his foot on the hip goes to the rib cage and he closes his knees to finish the shoulder lock.