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While this entry into the reverse omo plata may seem like a comedy option (especially when I obviously have the choke in all these photos) I have actually used it when someone is defending their neck really well, especially when they have a gi to grab.
That doesn’t make it any less funny.
You can also just use the first part (passing the arm under the hook) and switch to a one-on-one on the other arm. This leaves them with no arms, and you with a free one for the RNC. Then if they start escaping rear mount, you’ve still got their arm trapped and can switch to the crucifix.
For hilarity’s sake, here’s a setup I use when I’m having trouble getting a rear choke. For the sake of education, ignore that I could choke him in this and most other photos.
You’re on their back with the harness.
Get a one-on-one on their wrist.
Pass the arm down as you hook over it with your leg.
Sit out to the opposite side, getting a deep hook on his arm.
Take out your other hook and put your knee behind his back. Start rolling him away from you.
Come to your knees as he comes to all fours in the crucifix.
Cross your left leg over your right and straighten it to pass his arm back.
Triangle your legs to secure the position. You’re ready for the reverse omo plata roll. Enjoy.
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