Instructional Video Blog: Russian Armbar Trip
This finish is probably not the first one you would think of off a Russian armbar. I decided when I first started this blog that I would only show moves that have worked for me throughout my career. That is why I did not show the basic pull-the-hand-to-the-mat and go-behind takedown. I never used that particular finish. As with everything though, that does not mean it never works for anyone. Someone else might teach that armbar finish extremely effectively and that is who you should seek out to learn it from.
The Russian armbar trip in the video below has a lot going on. You are using every part of your body to execute the move. One key point that I don’t mention in the video is the way I use my hips to bump my opponent over. After I kick his near leg up and step across behind his opposite leg, my hips are smashing into his and that is what trips him up.
You also can reach for the ankle you are tripping. Sometimes you will get it and sometimes you won’t. The point is to make this move your own and figure out the best way the Russian armbar trip works for you.