i'm a pretty stocky build, at 6'0" and 215 lbs, with a background in wrestling. when i started doing jiu jitsu and mma, this is one of the first things i started trying out, after i saw a tutorial of bj penn using a gogoplata. i've gotten my flexibility to a point now (thanks to my countless attemped CC kicks
) where i use the meathook and mission control position regularly in control from the bottom. moreover, i love what bravo has done with no-gi JJ, and i really think it's a more practical art, and pays more dividends in my no-gi grappling (which is essentially submission wrestling) than traditional gi-jj does.
i must say though, i have to manually reach down and put my leg into place for the mission control position. watching eddie just fall onto his back and move his foot up to an opponant's ear is startling, and reminds me of the first time i saw bj penn throw on a gogoplata with no hands