Uma Plata

A Technique from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Courtesy Rebecca Motte and

Instructor: Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti and Luis "Sucuri" Togno

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.

1. Jacare has Sucuri in his guard, Sucuri has established a good base preparing to escape the guard.

2. Jacare switches his grip on Sucuri's gi sleeves, grabbing Sucuri's left sleeve with his left hand and Sucuri's right sleeve with his right hand

3. When Sucuri stands to pass guard, Jacare quickly grabs the leg and pivots his head around towards Sucuri's leg, bringing his right leg up over Sucuri's left shoulder. It is important to maintain the grip on the sleeve.

4. Jacare maintains the grip on Sucuri's left Gi sleeve as he presses Sucuri's head down towards the mat and "STRETCHES" Sucuri's left leg out straight behind him.

5. Jacare immediately sits up, holding across Sucuri's back and controls Sucuri's right hip to prevent him from rolling out of the Uma Plata. Jacare still has maintained his grip on Sucuri's left gi sleeve.

6. Jacare then leans forward, keeping his weight down on Sucuri to control his movement and performs the Uma Plata Submission.

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