#6: Two-On-One (Russian Tie)

The Two On One, often referred to as The Russian, is a very under utilized tie-up in the younger ages of our sport. It is more often seen in college than anywhere else. As always, if we can get our young ones to start doing this, they'll be years ahead of their peers.


As you can probably get through the name, we're controlling our opponent's one arm with two hands. Both palm up, one is one the wrist while the other is holding the shoulder. This gives us a good angle to do a wide variety of shots.


It can be part of Hand-Fighting and is not meant to be held onto for very long. With tie-ups, we feel you should use them as soon as possible, or move to the next one. This is often based on how our opponent reacts to whatever tie-up we currently have.