Sangaku Garami (Omoplata) Stoppage
A little background on why I am starting this thread. I was recently stopped in inner dojo shiai practice for a sangaku garami (omopolata) because it is often considered an unsafe technique during full speed practice. I had applied it full speed until the point the pressure was about to be sufficient to submit my opponent from there I was finishing the lock slowly to avoid blowing out the arm.........The shoulder wasn't at risk because the upper arm was at 90 Degrees to his body and the position should have been only applying pressure on the elbow (as per judo rules). (there was no newbies present at class, everyone was at least a 1st dan and my opponent is a 4th dan so I don't think freaking out the noobs is an excuse)
My question is, has anyone else been stopped during a comp when applying this technique because of the risk of the submission to the shoulder? I am curious if anyone has any particular luck with this in comps or should I only utilize it as a sweep?
BJJ stories of omopolata godlyness is welcome also............