Omoplata Sweep

A Technique from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
By ClŠudio Moreno and Andres Lenta

Video: AVI [1.4M] of the technique.

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.

Omoplata Sweep Technique - Image 1  The opponent is on your closed guard and he will try to open stood up. You will do a cross grip on one of his sleeves.
Omoplata Sweep Technique - Image 2  Now with the crossed grip, move your hips next to your opp's leg ( the same side that you are doing the crossed grip ) and put your hand under your opp leg, next to his ankle.
Omoplata Sweep Technique - Image 3  With the hand that is under your opp leg do another grip on the same arm that you are already doing the crossed grip. The second grip to work better must be done with your thumb down.
Omoplata Sweep Technique - Image 4  Go to the omoplate attack and do not release the grips.
Omoplata Sweep Technique - Image 5  Try to submit him with the omoplate attack making your opp to curve down.
Omoplata Sweep Technique - Image 6  The opponent will try to defend the position posturing up. Now is the best time to do the Omoplate sweep. Do a "somersault" to the same side that your opp is trying to posture. Note : Do not release the grip that is not the crossed grip. You can release the crossed grip to help you to do the somersault.
Omoplata Sweep Technique - Image 7  With that you will imbalance your opponent and sweep him. Release the grips taking care with a counter attack ( triangle or armlock ) and adjust the imobilization.
Omoplata Sweep Technique - Image 8  Push the opponent leg to open space to the imobilization.
Omoplata Sweep Technique - Image 9  The final position should be like this.

This information was originally published on, a web site created by James "Calango" Love, Cláudio Moreno, and Felipe Moreno. Page downloaded on Sat Jun 29 22:24:03 PDT 2002.
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