Who is Craig Jones? When Did Craig Jones Start Jiu-jitsu?
What We Know So Far About Him!
Who is Craig Jones? In this article, we are going to talk about one of the well known grappler and Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt competitor and coach, Craig Jones and his journey to win Black belt. Have a look on what we have found out for you. Let's get started.
Who is Craig Jones?
Craig Benjamin Jones is an Australian grappler and Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt competitor and coach. He is a two-time ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship silver medallist and a three-time Polaris Pro Grappling champion. He was born on 17 July 1991, in Adelaide, South Australia. In 2006,
Jones began training Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) at his cousin's academy. He got purple belt, and them decided to move to Melbourne, started training under Lachlan Giles. He then promoted to black belt by Giles while training at Absolute MMA Academy. Years later, Jones moved to New York to train under John Danaher.
He moved to Puerto Rico during the COVID-19 pandemic so that he can continue his training along with teammates. In 2021, his team got separated. He then re-located to Austin, Texas to chase a new team. He is the BJJ coach of UFC Featherweight Champion, Alexander Volkanovski.
Craig Jones Bio Profile
Birth Date: July 17, 1991
Birth Place: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Residence: Austin, Texas
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 88.3 kg (195 lb; 13 st 13 lb)
Team: B Team Jiu-Jitsu
Danaher Death Squad
Trainer: John Danaher
Rank: BJJ black belt
Craig Jones Facts
- Jones completed a Bachelor's in Behavioural Science (Psychology).
- Jones created an OnlyFans account. He appeared on several popular podcasts such as The Joe Rogan Experience and InfoWars with Alex Jones.
- In 2020, Jones moved to Puerto Rico with Gordon Ryan before relocating to Austin, Texas to found B Team Jiu-Jitsu in 2021.
Craig Jones Career
His career towards winning Purple belt began in 2014 when Jones was competing at purple belt and won gold at the NAGA World Championship and gold at the AFBJJ Pan Pacific Championship. This tournament held annually in Melbourne.
In 2015 Jones was able to qualify for the 2015 ADCC World Championships. This is basically a submission grappling tournament held every 2 years. He won the ADCC Asia and Oceania Trials in the -88 kilograms (194 lb) division. Jones lost ADCC World first round by submission to Romulo Barral but he won the IBJJF World No-Gi Championships in the purple belt division and also became the first Australian male to win an IBJJF world championship.
In 2016, Jones won bronze at the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship in the brown belt division.
In 2017 Jones qualified for the ADCC World, this time for 5x Black Belt World Champion Leandro Lo, Unity BJJ coach Murilo Santana and Chael Sonnen.
In 2019 Jones won silver at the ADCC Submission Fighting Championship. In 2022, Jones returned to ADCC and won silver after moving to the -99 kg division, defeating 3 x World Champion Nicholas Meregali in the semi-final.
He was supposed to compete in a rematch against Meregali at Who's Number One on February 25, 2023, but the match got postponed.
When Did Craig Jones Start Jiu-jitsu?
Craig began training Jiu Jitsu and MMA in Adelaide in the late 2000's after he was exposed to the UFC. He was intended to competing in MMA but after his first few BJJ tournaments but he realised he enjoyed Jiu Jitsu more.
Craig became a regular BJJ instructor. One year later Lachlan Giles promoted Craig to black belt. While getting ranks of jiu-jitsu, competing regularly nationally and internationally, Craig managed to graduate with a degree in Behavioural Science (Psychology).
Craig Benjamin Jones is an Australian grappler and Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt competitor and coach. All the upcoming information about him will be updated related to his personal life that is not available as of now.
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