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.

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.

Xande's Omoplata Series 1 - Basic Omoplata Finish

Xande's Omoplata Series 1 - Basic Omoplata Finish

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In this series, Xande will cover many ways to finish the omoplata, set up the omoplata, and transition to other techniques from the omoplata. First he covers the basic way to finish the omoplata. Starting with the omoplata already locked, Xande stresses the importance of escaping his hips away from his opponent, and keeping his triangle locked with his knees pinched. Using his hands posted on the mat, he can sit up and push his hips back, before reaching over his opponent's back to control his body. Now he slides his outside foot back to make an S-position with his legs. By lifting his hips and driving his head forward, Xande can put pressure on the shoulder and finish the omoplata.

Inside The University 293 - Reverse De La Riva to X-Guard Sweep

Inside The University 293 - Reverse De La Riva to X-Guard Sweep

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Again, Xande starts in the reverse De La Riva guard, bumps his opponent forward and sets up the single leg X-guard, but this time his opponent defends the sweep. Xande now swings his outside leg back underneath his opponent and sets up the X-guard hooks. From here, he can either drop his bottom hook behind the heel and sweep backwards, or stretch both hooks and sit up for the sweep.

Inside The University 292 - Reverse De La Riva to Single Leg X-Guard Sweep

Inside The University 292 - Reverse De La Riva to Single Leg X-Guard Sweep

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Xande starts in the reverse De La Riva and bumps his opponent forward, as he did before. He moves his hook to push the hip, his other leg goes underneath the near leg and his foot goes on the hip, and he breaks his opponent's posture with a heavy collar grip. He removes his foot off the far hip, and his opponent reacts by coming back over him, so Xande elevates his hips to sweep him backwards.