It’s not an insult, just a fact — there are some (er… many) details that lower belts often miss in fundamental techniques. It’s why black belts can take basic submissions and make them inescapable. However, whether you’re a newbie or a long-time practitioner, it can only benefit you to learn how to close the gaps in your favorite submissions.
In this video, Alec Baulding demonstrates one such example by showing a few crucial details in the omoplata that many white and blue belts (and hey, even purple belts and above) overlook. Check it out and see if fixing this in your game can dramatically increase the effectiveness of your omoplatas!