Articles in the Oma Plata Category
Starting in Closed Guard – to attack their right arm, your left side
1. Swim with hands and lift knees forward to pull them down onto you
2. Over hook left arm, bicep check right arm as you hip escape back onto your right hip
3. Immediately kick your left leg up across their shoulder to keep them from posturing
4.From the previous position, the trigger position, hit the Oma Plata by kicking the left leg over in front of their face. Post on their hip with your other foot, your right foot to help you rotate and continue to trap the arm you are attacking by pulling their elbow down onto your hip with the over hook hand.
5. To flatten them, kick your attacking leg straight.
6. Figure four your legs and switch the hands so that your right hand is pushing thier trapped hand against your hip.
1. Sit-up over their back
2. Grab their far arm with both your hands (you can let go of the hand now)
3. lift your hips.
To Sweep to side control (If you’re having trouble sitting up or if they are too tall)
1. Grab their pants below the knee with your left hand (you should now both be flat. they are belly down, their head by your feet. your are belly up, your head by their feet.)
2. Stay straight and roll them over your body.
3. Walk your legs towards you, away from their head, and establish side control.
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Here are the 2 techniques to open the closed guard from class this week. The first one, the “Lunge” does not require the player inside the closed guard to stand up. the second on, the “Sleeve ‘n Stand”, does.
Grab the gi above belt and hold. you don’t need to apply pressure. (Keep your elbow on the inside of your opponents leg to avoid an oma plata.)
With your other hand, grab your opponents waist above their hip, and place your elbow inside their thigh. (This hand will be opening the guard and checking their hip.)
Nest, put your knee, on the gi grip side, next to their tailbone.
Open the guard by kicking the other leg back, like a “lunge”, posting on your toes on that leg, and then rotating your heel down as you twist your hips and push with the tailbone knee to pop the guard open.
“The Sleeve ‘n Stand”:
Start this pass by securing the lapels grip, but this time turn your palm so that your knuckle face your opponent and your palm is down. You will be using this hand to keep them down, should they try to pop up as you stand.
With your free hand, grab one of their sleeves by rolling your fingers under the outside of their sleeve and turning your palm up as you close your fist.
Pull this sleeve grip up to your hip, keeping your elbow inside their thigh.
Stand by rocking laterally and planting your sleeve-grip side foot and then stepping up with the other one. (Always step with the sleeve-grip side foot first to avoid the sweep.)
Once you are standing, release the lapels and grab the inside of their knee with that hand.
To open the guard, lean away from the knee as you straighten that arm. Once the arm is locked, lean down on that knee to pop the guard open.
*You must maintain posture or neither of these will work.