Getting submissions from Closed Guard without gi can be difficult. Since everything is slippery and the grip we usually enjoy in the Gi is missing, our choice becomes different. This does not mean that we cannot have a competent no-gi closed guard, it just means that we must adapt and choose the right ideas to implement to our specific situation.
Omoplata can be used as a great submission option without gi, but this basic technique also provides us with some amazing ways to reverse our opponents. With the omoplata, we gain tremendous control over the shoulders of our partners, allowing us to manipulate them in the way we want after they are locked.
In this video, Tom DeBlass gives us an insight into Omoplata and how he decides to set it up and run the submission . Take a look.
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