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By Cage Potato special contributor Mike Schmitz
Greg Jackson knows the nuances of MMA training as well as anyone in the MMA industry. He’s developed 10 champions, including current UFC titleholders Jon Jones and George St-Pierre, and is now taking his mixed martial arts pedigree to TapouT VTC where he offers members online MMA training videos breaking down the ins and outs of the technical aspects of the sport.
TapouT VTC rolled out a new MMA training video today in which Jackson demonstrates the Omoplata Sweep and goes step-by-step through exactly how to execute it.
“I really advocate using the omoplata as a primary sweep position secondary submission,” Jackson said in the video above. “You’re going to go after the sweep first and if that fails you can kind of come after that submission.”
Here are the five simple steps of how to perform the Omoplata Sweep according to Jackson:
1. The Omoplata Sweep is executed when the opponent postures up high from guard. Once he postures up and you can’t reach his head or arms, go after his wrists. You’re going to reach across your body and grab his opposite wrist.
2. After the wrist is grasped open your legs slightly and use a 90-degree cut to scoop your butt out from under you and then use your oblique muscles to pull yourself in toward the opponent. From there use your free arm to grab right underneath your opponents thigh.
3. Next, take your free leg and bring it over his head and all of the way to the other side. Lock the foot that’s under his armpit under your free leg and you have him in the position known as the Omoplata. His wrist is going to be nice and snug against your side, the legs aren’t scissored, but locked in and his thigh should be in close to your head.
4. Next you want to extend him so he doesn’t have a great base. Extend him out by pulling his arm away from you by using your leg. Then scoot underneath him and you’re in a great position to roll him over and put him right down where you want him.
5. replace the arm that was wrapped around his leg with your other arm, move the replaced hand behind the neck and you have a great side-mount position. As Jackson says, “now you’re ready to get offensive.”
If there’s one man to trust with MMA training instruction it’s Greg Jackson. Learn these five easy steps and soon enough you’ll be able to use the Omoplata Sweep on your friends or competition.
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