Maia’s Crank/RNC Set up + Other Crank Subs

Is cranking legit in sport BJJ?

I recall reading somewhere that some famous BJJ competitor said 50% of cross chokes from mount are cranks. I’m actually inclined to believe this and that a good choker knows how to work the crank to eventually get the tap or to pressure the legit choke.

I have made a few studies on the idea of “cranks” leading to chokes so do check them out below. You can start with my most recent one on Maia’s set up.

Check out another cranky style choke, the Japanese Neck Tie:

Finally, something a little less extreme, Lo’s face crank choke from the kneeslide

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