Craig Jones Explains The Best Ruleset For BJJ: “The One I Can Win In”

Craig Jones Explains The Best Ruleset For BJJ: “The One I Can Win In”

One of the most frequently debated topics in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is: “Which ruleset is best for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu matches?”

And, well, Craig Jones has a rather unique answer.
Some might call it subjective, even:

People talk about what’s the best ruleset [for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu matches].
If you ask me, the best ruleset is the ruleset I can win in.

So, those rulesets are honestly few and far between.
But me taking on Felipe Pena in EBI rules, that’s the best for me.

Jones stays open to other rulesets as well:

Certain opponents I prefer to take on in WNO rules – guys who are better than me at overtime.
So that’s basically how I operate now.


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Craig Jones is well-known not just for his BJJ skills, but also for his ability to blend humor with intelligent insights.
For example, here is what he had to say about Rickson Gracie:

Rickson Gracie was doing cold baths before podcasts were even invented.
He was doing breath work before Wim Hof.

And really, what I most respect him for is that he was doing yoga before yoga pants were even invented, or even culturally accepted to be out and about it [yoga].