This unique shoulder lock has been his signature and now even champion black belts are coming to him to learn what makes this so effective. Lock on this sneaky kimura variation from anywhere, as Tarik takes you through the entries and positions he has been using to finish fights and hunt the submission before going live against Placido so he can demonstrate its effectiveness in action.
The Tarikoplata is a kimura variation that lets Tarik Hopstock, a brown belt middleweight, tap out opponents way bigger and stronger than he is. By maximizing his leverage with a few simple adjustments, he has discovered ways to super charge the kimura and turn it into a shoulder lock that gets the tap without ever having to break stubborn grips and waste energy attacking people with stronger arms. Get the details behind the submission that even John Danaher credits as a dangerous and effective submission threat that he teaches his team, directly from the fighter who is synonymous with the lock.
With tons of entries and finishes, this dynamic lock can be an ace in the hole for anyone who adds it to their game. Tarik takes you through all of the most common and effective ways that he finds his submissions, and then how to break through even the strongest and most stubborn defenses with fundamental positioning and patient technique.
Once the technical breakdowns are done, Tarik even goes live against the world's most famous uke Placido, showing how he finds his way to the Tarikoplata over and over from bottom position and top position. If you want to add a new, exciting, and dynamic submission threat to your arsenal, then the Tarikoplata is perfect for you.