Sunday, March 6, 2011
BACK TO THE BASICS: OMOPLATA SWEEP WITH ANDY ROBERTS.
Andy Roberts is a Brown Belt under Roger Gracie. In my book, that is not only an honor, but it may be more magical than a Pegasus. The amount of grappling knowledge contained within that one man cannot be described in words (if it can, it would take a lot of words). I would even pay actual cash money just to be within 10-20 feet of Roger, hoping to absorb some of his Jiu Jitsu aura.
Andy breaks down the basic omoplata sweep in this solid video (part of a series from Black Eagle Martial Arts Equipment). The technique is not only shot spectacularly, it's shown at different speeds which allow you to pick up all the subtle details of the sweep.
This sweep is usually employed first before going to the hip bump sweep we showed you last week. Watch and take notes grapplers.