I am constantly amazed with just how much there is to learn when it comes to submission grappling. Take the shoulder locks. First, there was the omoplata--which was hard enough to try to master. Then came the gogoplata--which seemed even more difficult to execute. Shortly thereafter came the Barratoplata and even the Dodoplata and Locoplata!
But for today, the focus will be on the Monoplata. The first video is by grappling legend Marcelo Garcia. The next three videos are by UFC fighter Alan Belcher (a black belt under Helio Soneca). I have included a few other videos that I have found helpful. The more I have worked on the set up and some of the minor details, the more successful I have been using the technique (surprise, surprise). That said, watch, learn, and go train!