A few years ago I saw Mark Huizinga pull off a crazy rolling armbar into a hold down and I was impressed. So much so that I started calling the move a huizinga roll. I then saw Sambo champion Igor Kurrinnoy do it a few times in competition and I was told it was called a Kurrinnoy roll but as usual BJJ guys have come in with their crazy names and called it a rolling omapplata (rolling ashi sangaku garami) and after one video went viral they are now calling it a “Samboplata.”
Either way it is a super cool move but also extremely rare. But over the years i have seen it done in comps so i began scouring my brain and Youtube to find a few of these techniques and then broke it down for you.
Check out this technique compilation video here. You may even see yours truly on the 3rd video getting towelled up by American Judoka/Wrestler Andre Taylor 🙂
This move is very very cool but hard to pull off. There are a number of different entires and finishes. There are times when you can finish with the armbar, but if your opponent is super flexible you are better off just going for the osaekomi waza instead.
Check out some of these video tutorials on how to do the huizinga/kurrinnoy roll or the Samboplata:
Here is a tutorial by mark huizinga himself. He starts his entry out by atacking with a reverse sankaku jime:
This is a pretty cool entry by the samo guys at Submission radio. Notice the different setup, in Marks he uses a reverse sankaku attack, in this one the attacker simply pulls his opponents are out (which is pretty hard to do in my opinion)
And lastly we have my ate ivo dos santos teaching us the samboplata. Ivo teaches it the best i think.He has a good deep reverse sankaku but manages to turn it nicely into a samboplata.
MAke sure when you are practicing these techniques that you dont rip your partner’s shoulder off.
Give these variations and setups a go at training and let me know what you think by leaving a comment below: