Why Craig Jones Actively Uses The BJJ Crab Ride To Take The Back

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BJJ CRAB RIDE BACK TAKE BY CRAIG JONES

Craig Jones is a leg lock expert with the majority of his submission wins in competition coming from leg locks. In his instructional video, Craig discusses his approach in preventing leg attacks. In this video, we see a sample of how he approaches a 50/50 entanglement from the top position.

He discusses the BJJ Crab Ride! What is this position? Sounds like a silly name. Well, it’s an effective position with its origins in wrestling.

In the context of the sport/martial art of Brazilian jiu jitsu the Crab Ride is a type of control, often regarded as an intermediate position in a grappling exchange, through which an attacker will make use of “hooks” (bend of the foot)… Click To Tweet

Craig Jones shows us an interesting transition that allows him to use the Crab Ride to escape the 50/50 position and take his opponent’s back. The Position allows him to protect his legs from attacks and transition himself to a dominate position over his opponent.

Take a look at the video and let us know your comments!

Do you think this is a high percentage move?

Published in Back Control, BJJ Blog, BJJ Leg/Foot Locks
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