Did you know that wrestling can actually be quite simple? It sure can, if you dedicate yourself to learning and perfecting a set number of techniques, until you can hit them automatically.
One of these techniques should definitely be the Russian Tie. It’s going to come in handy whenever you want to progress to a takedown… Or even set up a choke immediately!
There’s no shame in admitting that your wrestling could use a bit more work… Alright, maybe more than a “bit”. But what you should do is try and improve your standup skills. For example – by learning the Russian Tie.
Jeff Glover explains why the Russian Tie is so important for BJJ athletes on the video below (in a true “Glover way”, too):
ADCC Medalist Jeff Glover Details Next-Level Wrestling Concepts That Have Been Battle-Tested And Proven Effective For BJJ!
- Apply wrestling concepts from standing, open guard, butterfly guard, and even bottom positions like mount and side control!
- Simplify the single leg with adaptations that make the single leg a go-to takedown for grapplers of all levels.
- Go beyond the takedown with creative guard passes, and immediate submission attacks that transition directly from takedowns.