What is an omoplata?

Updated: 9/13/2023
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An omoplata can be used as a submission, a sweep, and a setup for other submissions and sweeps. It's kinda difficult to describe in words, but it's basically applying a shoulder lock with your legs instead of using your arms. Usually you apply it from the guard, but it can be used in lots of positions.

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