Standing guard pass to reverse omoplata

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This and the other reverse omo plata setups work well with normal guard passes because common defences often help you get them (such as posting on your hip to block the pass, or grabbing your sleeves to try to stop an under pass). And if you find you’re having too much trouble doing these setups, you’re still good to just drop them and finish the standard guard pass.

Guard Pass to Reverse Omo Plata

You’re trying to pass the open guard from standing. They are laying on their back with their feet up, possibly because you just opened their guard and backed out.

Guard Pass to Reverse Omo Plata

Grab the back of their ankles in the web of your hands.

Guard Pass to Reverse Omo Plata

Step forward and push their feet over their head.

Drop your chest on their butt to keep their shoulders pinned to the mat. Start passing to the right.

Guard Pass to Reverse Omo Plata

Grab their left wrist and pull it away from their body.

Guard Pass to Reverse Omo Plata

Grab their left wrist and pull it away from their body.

Guard Pass to Reverse Omo Plata

Sit on the arm, trapping it behind your knee.

Guard Pass to Reverse Omo Plata

Let go of their arm and leg as you turn to the left. Start pushing their hips so they go to their knees and turtle.

Opposite angle. As you roll them to their knees, reach across their back to grab their right wrist.

Guard Pass to Reverse Omo Plata

Get a one-on-one on their right arm. They are now turtled and crucifixed.

Guard Pass to Reverse Omo Plata

Their left arm is back, trapped by the near leg, in the trigger position for the roll into the reverse omoplata.

Release the one-on-one. Bring your right arm to their near side and dive under them to grab their knee as you roll over your shoulder.

Guard Pass to Reverse Omo Plata

Continuing the roll. Walk your shoulders and pull yourself to their knee.

Guard Pass to Reverse Omo Plata

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get your head next to their knee, hugging their leg to your shoulder. This gives you the best angle and leverage to make them roll.

Guard Pass to Reverse Omo Plata

Keep holding their knee as they roll to their back. This controls their momentum and keeps them from rolling again to escape the shoulder lock.

Guard Pass to Reverse Omo Plata

As they land on their back, block their chest with your right arm, putting your elbow on the mat under their far armpit. Make sure you keep your hips close to their shoulder so they can’t slip their arm out, and keep your leg bent so they can’t straighten their arm.

Scoot your hips back to take all the slack out of their shoulder.

Guard Pass to Reverse Omo Plata

Bring your right leg under your hips to finish the submission.

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