If you ever watched Kron Gracie’s fights you could notice that he’s all about submissions. Scoring points is not on his list of priorities and in lower belt divisions he had an incredible streak of a 51 submission wins at the all major Jiu Jitsu tournaments. The problem he’s facing all the times is losing by points and winning by subs and that’s why he’s so angry on all the new techniques in BJJ “made to score points”.
In an interview with Tatame magazine he expressed his feelings about the berimbolo and and all other “cheating” positions.
“The berimbolo is a mess, it’s shit, a way to cheat in order to score points. The athlete stands in a very bad position, and if was MMA, he would take a big punch to the face and it would mess him up. It is a position that, like 50-50, maybe one time or another you should train it, find that it is also part of Jiu-Jitsu … When spending more time on it, you see that it does not work, people will see that they lost much time training the wrong way. There are people winning titles with it, but it is not pretty Jiu-Jitsu, that you want to teach your child. I am against it, however, I am not God to say what people should or should not do. I’m happy with my way of fighting. If people want to do like me, great. If they want to do berimbolo, do the berimbolo ”
What is so amazing about Kron Gracie is how different he is from all the other jiu jitsu competitors. No one has more subs while losing on points than Kron Gracie, not to mention he doesn’t play any definable guard. His guard is incredibly basic. He actually refuses to play 50/50 De La Riva, etc. even when competitors put him in these positions. Unfortunately for his oppostion, his guard is incredibly unhealthy for limbs and necks.
You can also check Kron Gracie’s thoughts on training jiu jitsu and smoking weed.