Bradley Hill is one of the best grapplers to come out of the UK in recent years and has proved himself on the biggest stages several times already, including winning an IBJJF European Open. As a black belt under the legendary Braulio Estima, Hill has had plenty of high-level training over the years and it certainly shows whenever he sets foot on the mats. He hasn’t quite broken out into being well-known across the world just yet but he’s a consistent figure of the UK professional grappling scene and regularly turns out stellar performances.
Just recently, Hill was seen on the very first Polaris Squads event representing Team UK & Ireland and putting on good displays against experienced competitors in Mateusz Szczecinski and Kamil Wilk. He actually had a pretty busy year competitively in 2020, despite near-constant lockdown restrictions in the UK that no doubt would’ve hampered his ability to train on a regular basis. He was actually the only competitor to be called back for Team UK at Polaris Squads 2, where he was one of the few competitors not to be submitted in tough matches against Espen Mathiesen, Tommy Langaker, and Luca Anacoreta.
Now Bradley Hill has decided to share a little loophole in the IBJJF ruleset on his official YouTube channel, one that he calls “The Omoplata Exploit” and considering he’s long been known as “The Omoplata Man”, who better to show us? Of course, it’s not exactly cheating seeing as the tactic requires that you be incredibly proficient in using the submission in order to use it to come up on top, secure three points, then maintain the lock as you roll again.