Craig Jones is one of the best grapplers on the planet, and he’s taken some time out of his busy training schedule to share some words of wisdom on how to roll safely and productively. Jones is a regular fixture at some of the most prestigious grappling events on the planet, including the upcoming 2022 ADCC World Championships, and usually reaches the podium at them. It’s this combined with his hilarious personality that has made Jones a fan-favorite and likely one of the most popular grapplers in the history of the sport.
Since he decided to stick with Nicky Rodriguez, Nicky Ryan, and Ethan Crelinsten in order to create B-Team Jiu-Jitsu, there has been a wealth of footage emerge from that training environment. It’s been a healthy mix between helpful technical knowledge and training footage, alongside one-liners and hilarious clips from their training room. It’s this steady stream of content that has given fans around the world the impression that B-Team Jiu-Jitsu is not only a fantastic place to get high-quality training, but it’s also a genuinely fun atmosphere to train in as well.
This latest release from B-Team also helps reassure any potential visitors that the team make genuine efforts to create a safe training environment too. In it, Craig Jones talks about the times that you have a partner in a submission but they manage to escape before you can force them to tap. He explains that the answer to this problem isn’t to crank the submission harder or apply it faster, but instead the answer is simply to get better at controlling the position so that your partner cannot escape and has no choice but to tap. This approach not only helps keep everyone safe and injury-free, but also encourages you to actually improve your Jiu-Jitsu rather than simply applying brute force on a regular basis.
The footage of Craig Jones explaining how to roll both safely and productively was uploaded to the official YouTube channel of his gym, B-Team Jiu-Jitsu: