Inside The University 296 - Kata Guruma Drill

Inside The University 296 - Kata Guruma Drill

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Walking backward with the collar and triceps grip, when his opponent is stepping forward with the same side leg as the collar grip, Xande pulls the collar down as he squats and throws his other arm under the legs. In the second variation of the drill, Xande drops to his knees while pulling the collar, and dumps his opponent over his shoulder.


Inside The University 295 - Seoi Nage Drill Walking Forward

Inside The University 295 - Seoi Nage Drill Walking Forward

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Applying the same grips and walking pattern as the previous seoi nage drill walking backward, Xande now takes his partner and walks forward. This time, as he plants his pivot foot, he also shoves his opponent back, causing his opponent to react by pushing back. This is the time Xande uses the reaction to pivot into the throw.

Inside The University 294 - Seoi Nage Drill Walking Backward

Inside The University 294 - Seoi Nage Drill Walking Backward

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Gripping either the collar or the elbow on the side he will attack, Xande walks backward with his partner stepping in rhythm with him. When he is ready to throw, he steps his pivot foot, in this case his right foot, back a little behind his left foot. Xande takes one more step back with his left foot, while his opponent steps forward with his right foot. At the right time, Xande quickly pivots on his right foot and spins has back to his opponent, trapping the arm underneath and picking him with his hips. This drill is to be repeated while walking in line.

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.