Interesting facts about Tarikoplata
What is it?
Tarikoplata goes against a crucial BJJ principle that we’re all aware of – elbows close means safety. Keeping your elbows tight to your body is something BJJ coaches try to instill in students worldwide.
Who started it?
Tarikoplata was developed by Tarik Hopstock a brown belt from Norway. The move he used to win multiple matches was the Tarikoplata, a cruel bent-arm shoulder lock.