Jiu-jitsu is so cool! As you might know, the omoplata armlock is one of my very favorite techniques. But even after 10 years of studying this position, I’m still learning new stuff about it…
Today I want to share a variation of the omoplata that I learned this summer working with Brandon Mullins. Of course this finish works great on larger people, but even though I’m 6’2′ and 215 lbs I’m gonna ‘hijack’ it and use it in my own game as well.
This 3:22 omoplata video provides powerful answers to a couple of common omoplata problems.
Like what to do if a bigger, stronger opponent rolls forward to escape from your omoplata, and how to finish the omoplata if you end up ‘stuck’ on the bottom with your opponent resting his weight on you.
It’s really cool, check it out
P.S. If you’re interested in more from BJJ black belt world champion Brandon Mullins please make sure to check out the two instructionals I did with him available on this site, including
Both sets are available on DVD, as online streaming instructionals, and as a series of apps for Android and iOS devices!