Omoplata
(Open guard, with gi)

A Technique from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Courtesy bjjfighter.com

These techniques should only be practiced with the supervision of an experienced instructor.
Practicing the moves incorrectly could result in serious bodily injury or death.

Here I have my opponent in my open guard and he has made the mistake of overextending himself.

I pivot to the side and place my left leg high across his back, at the same time I grip his belt to prevent him from escaping.
I pivot further so that I am facing the same direction as my opponent, then I use my right hand to push his head out of the way and pass my leg over his shoulder.
Once I have passed my leg I kick it down to the floor.
Next I sit both legs out to the right and sit up towards my opponents head to lock his shoulder.

If he does not tap then I reach my left hand under his armpit, clasp my hands and bring his elbow together. This move is known as a crucifix. (Exercise caution as it can be very painful.)
Another submission option is the wristlock. All you do is press down on his trapped wrist, in this case the right wrist.

This information was originally published on bjjfighter.com, and is reproduced on BJJ.Org with express permission.
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