Counter Attack with a Strong Defense from Russian

Pete Shoemaker shows us a fast counter attacking defense from Russian that turns the tables on your opponent and gets you a double leg

Following on from his last video on the Russian, F2W Athlete Pete Shoemaker, head coach of Precision Jiu Jitsu Spring Mount, PA, shows us his defense from Russian. The Russian tie can be a difficult position to free yourself from without compromising your position and allowing your opponent to control you. Pete’s defense from Russian gets you from being controlled by your opponent, to getting a take down in three easy steps.

The defense from Russian begins with your opponent having full control of your arm with a Russian tie. The first thing you do, is step the near side leg forward and drop your level. Then you rotate outwards, away from your opponent, travelling in a full rotation to face him, ready to take the double leg. You have to be careful when executing this move, because if you don’t change your level, your opponent can easily get you into a headlock.

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To stay up to date with him, follow Pete Shoemaker and Precision Jiu Jitsu on Instagram and keep an eye on the Fight 2 Win channels to see when he is next fighting. If you are in the greater Philadelphia area, then check out Precision Jiu Jitsu in Spring Mount.

Check out Pete’s other previous techniques The Shoehorn and How to Escape the Tie to learn more of his style.

Tom Billinge Tom is the Editor of Revgear Sports. He has been training in Muay Thai gyms around the world for around 15 years and is a qualified Muay Thai instructor. He has lived in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Tom is a native of England, but based in the USA. When he's not kicking or holding the pads, Tom is either deep into writing an article, exploring the world or connecting with fellow martial artists. Tom is currently beginning his Jiu Jitsu journey in the Kore gi and 10th Planet no gi systems, as well as working to reconstruct the techniques of traditional British bareknuckle pugilism.


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