When done properly, the omoplata can be an incredibly effective submission, even against larger opponents. However, many BJJ athletes find that their omoplatas are either too easy to roll out of or simply too hard to hit on flexible opponents.
In this video, Jonathan Thomas demonstrates how to build the omoplata of your dreams (and your opponent’s nightmares). If you’ve been struggling with this submission, check to see if you’ve been making the mistake he highlights here. Fixing it can change your omoplatas for the better!