If you have never performed a Baratoplata submission in Jiu-Jitsu… Then you’re in for a treat!
“Baratoplata”is a very powerful shoulder lock. You can set it up from multiple positions including mount.
If you get the mount and you find that your opponent is keeping his arms really tight so there isn’t any space to work on the collar, Freitas has a technique that is very effective. In this situation Rafael ‘Barata’ Freitas explains that you start by attacking the arm that is on the bottom. Reach between his elbow and try and hold off the same hand so you can trap both of his arms in one place with one hand. The other hand will hold his elbow down so you can step up with your leg. The hand on the elbow creates space so you can step over his arm.
At this time you can let go of his hand to control your leg. Now you can put your hand on the ground, adjust your body, and use your hip to move your opponents wrist to the outside. This creates a lot of pressure on the shoulder which should have your opponent tapping very quickly:
Here’s how to set up the Baratoplata from Spider Guard.
Joao Miyao demonstrates on the video below:
World Champion Joao Miyao Breaks Down How You Can Master The Baratoplata, One Of The Trickiest Shoulder Locks In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, And Start Tapping People Out With Shocking Strength.
- See how to hit this unusual submission with Joao’s help, as he explains how to create the baratoplata and apply pressure that comes on quick against the shoulder joint.
- Lock up this powerful hold from tons of common and useful positions, as Joao shows you how to catch people off guard from other submission attempts – like armbars, triangles, omoplatas, and more.