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It's Technique Tuesday #3 🛠 Let's take a look at Mackenzie Dern's world famous ‘Omoplata' 🥋

This week we are dedicating technique Tuesday to the 'Omoplata'. This Saturday it's Mackenzie Dern's turn to headline UFC Fight Night and she's an expert at it.

The Next UFC is Mackenzie Dern v Xiaonan Yan:

So let's get started with everything you need to know about the Omoplata.

Here is Mackenzie demonstrated the technique herself:

As defined by Wikipedia, The Omoplata (in judo, the ashi-sankaku-garami, 三角緘, "triangular entanglement" and also in catch wrestling as the 'coil lock' is yet another bent arm shoulder lock.

The locking mechanism is very similar to the Kimura bent arm lock, but rather than using a figure-four, it is applied using the leg. The Omoplata can be applied from the guard, by placing one leg under the opponent's armpit and turning 180 degrees in the direction of that leg, this means that the leg moves over the back of your opponent and then entangles your opponent's arm.

The omoplata (referred to in judo as ashi-sankaku-garami, 三角緘, "triangular entanglement"<span class="mw-reflink-text">[11]</span><span class="mw-reflink-text">[12]</span> and in catch wrestling as coil lock) is another bent arm shoulder lock. The locking mechanism is similar to the kimura bent arm lock, but instead of using a figure-four, it is applied using a leg. The omoplata can be applied from the guard, by placing one leg under the opponent's armpit and turning 180 degrees in the direction of that leg, so that the leg moves over the back of the opponent and entangles the opponent's arm. By controlling the opponent's body and pushing the arm perpendicularly away from the opponent's back, pressure can be put on the opponent's shoulder. It is also possible to put pressure on the elbow joint by bending the leg entangling the arm, and twisting it in a specific manner. In order to secure the opponent and…

Here we go with some of the best demonstrations from YouTube:

 All About Omoplatas, Entries, Back-Ups, Extras

BJJ Flow Drill: Armbar Triangle Omoplata From Closed Guard

The Omoplata vs the Marceloplata vs the Baratoplata.

37 Omoplata Set Ups In Just 4 Min - Jason Scully / Matt Kirtley (Aesopian) - BJJ Grappling

Clark Gracie, the Omoplata master - BJJ way of life

DO YOU KNOW HOW TO OMOPLATA?

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