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Another night of BJJ(9/3/2015), and some frustration. For some reason triangles and I just don’t “click”. I found the omoplata similarly elusive. The main variant we were working included passing a leg under the locked person’s neck and I really couldn’t make it work. This looks quite similar to what we were working: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5vofh5L9Pc

We worked these techniques as a series going from armbar attempt (foiled by the top person yanking his arm out) to a triangle attempt (foiled by the top grabbing his pant leg with the arm that is forward of the hips) to an omoplata. One of the things that was emphasized was to push the head to clear a path for the leg and control the opponent.

Kesting’s one of my go-to guys to get good breakdowns of technique and he doesn’t disappoint here. As always, I find I have to do homework if I want to keep up with the other guys in class.

Armbar: http://www.grapplearts.com/2014/04/the-easiest-way-to-teach-and-learn-the-armbar-from-guard/

Triangle stuff – my legs are short, so I can use a lot of this advice. There are some comments about transitioning to the omoplata, too. http://www.grapplearts.com/2012/08/are-my-legs-too-short-to-apply-the-triangle-choke/

Omoplata fixes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mwTslcGH1Y