Professor Roger Gracie’s Omoplata Escape

Most people with a year or two of experience in Brazilian jiu-jitsu know how to escape an omoplata. You just roll forward.

The problem with this escape is that you end up with your opponent on top of you in side control. While this is certainly better than getting tapped, most of us would rather not give our opponent such a dominant position.

But is there a way to escape the omoplata and keep your opponent off of you?

Yes, and third-degree black belt Roger Gracie shows us how in the video below.

Check it out:

Technique time! Here's an escape that my cousin Renzo showed me once while I was in New York. Give it a try – and keep an eye on my new website

Posted by Roger Gracie on Monday, February 27, 2017


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