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John Danaher Explains Why He Never Competed In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Image Credits: BJJ Fanatics Despite being one of the best BJJ coaches in the world, John Danaher has never competed in Jiu-Jitsu himself. But why? Surely, given all his knowledge, he would’ve...

John Danaher’s Open Guard Advice: “Attack Them With Your Legs”

Are you looking to improve your Open Guard game? Yes? Fantastic! But yeah, we know how frustrating playing it can get; you seem to have less attacking options than you do when playing from top and...

John Danaher: “Not All (Street) Confrontations Are Of Equal Intensity”

Street confrontations are something that you should evade by all means. However, when the push does come to shove, you want to be prepared. Which is one of the reasons why Jiu-Jitsu is so great....

Gordon Ryan Talks His Relationship with John Danaher: “I Am Forever In Debt To This Guy”

No one becomes successful just through their own merit, not even those who are the most successful in their field. Such is the case with Gordon Ryan as well who, despite what some may think of him,...

John Danaher Shares The Basis of BJJ: “Take Away The Freedom Of Movement”

You know how Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can often be so complicated that it seems as if you’ll never become good at it? As if you’ll never really understand it and all of its moves? Yeah, we get...

John Danaher’s “Parable Of The Plank” Will Make You Less Scared Of Competition

Do you tend to get nervous, even scared a bit, before competition? You’ve put in the effort prior to it – you trained as much as you could and you became much better than you used to...

John Danaher: “Skills Aren’t Enough – You Have To Be Able To See Opportunities”

Skills – the techniques you’re able to use properly and with precision – are vital to your success as a BJJ athlete. After all, you won’t be able to do anything in Jiu-Jitsu...

John Danaher Explains The Problem He Has With Wristlocks

The Wristlocks are one of those cool submissions that BJJ blue and purple belts tend to try out a lot in rolling sessions… But are they effective in their attempts? That is to say – do...

John Danaher: “The Pathway To Attack Is Through Confidence In Your Defense”

So you want to build a strong attacking game in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? That’s neat: it means that you won’t turn into one of those BJJ athletes that stall in order to win a match. That wait...

John Danaher: “The Outcome Of A Match Is Settled Before Athletes Step On The Mat”

There’s a lot that comes into play when a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu match starts… There are a lot of factors that will dictate who will win, and luck is certainly one of them. However, as...

John Danaher Receives Driver’s License, Gets Stuck In Traffic: “Hopefully There Aren’t Too Many More Mornings Like This!”

Image Credits: FloGrappling Anyone who drives understands the frustration, stress, and an inexplicable urge to swear while stuck in traffic. Especially when it’s the case of a huge traffic jam;...

John Danaher Explains 2 Simple Safety Rules That No One Talks About

No matter how much you try to evade them, injuries are bound to happen in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. That’s just the way it is; as it’s a martial art, you’ll see some tweaks (and...

John Danaher: “Gym Culture Is The #2 Source Of Injury In BJJ”

The gym culture of the place you train BJJ in isn’t just important because it has a big impact on your love for the martial art. Rather, it’s incredibly important for your training...

John Danaher Shows How To Set Up the Boston Crab for Submission Grappling

At first glance Boston Crab submission looks straight out of WWE. In fact it looks so eccentric many experienced grapplers would scoff at it. But as MMA fighter Jonno Mears proved in his latest bout...

John Danaher: “No One Cares If You Got A Black Belt”

What does it take to earn a black belt Brazilian in Jiu-Jitsu? Well, it takes a lot of effort, focus, and a lot of overcoming of failure… But, the truth is, that you’ll probably get your...

Guard Passing: Improve It With This Simple Tip from John Danaher

Guard passing will never be easy, no matter how good you get at it… And no matter how skilled you become, there’s no saying that you will often be under threat by the guard player; in...

John Danaher: “I Owe Everything To My Students”

John Danaher is a phenomenal, perhaps even the best BJJ coach of today. And one of the things that make his coaching success particularly interesting is the fact that he has never competed himself....

Gordon Ryan Shares A Powerful Sentence That John Danaher Told Him When He Was 17 Years Old

There are a lot of components to becoming successful; most of which are to be found in simply being consistent with whatever it is that you’re doing. However, some of those things happen only...

John Danaher’s Invaluable Advice: “You Don’t Have To Stay On Bottom”

You know how, when you start to roll and either you or your training partner end up down on the mats, that person stays down? That is to say, how they accept playing the bottom game… Well,...

Brian Glick: “My Relationship With My Teacher [John Danaher] Goes Beyond Words”

If you want to be good – in whatever you do – you need to have great mentors. You need people who have the experience, the knowledge, and the wisdom to endow upon you. And that’s no...

John Danaher’s Advice for Not Gassing Out: “Learn To Take Active Breaks While You Roll”

How many times have you found yourself without a breath during training? You roll with your training partner and, suddenly, you’re left without “gas”… And your partner takes...

John Danaher: “I Give Almost Zero Moral Advice To My Athletes”

John Danaher is known as an elite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach with quite a tranquil demeanor. Some of his athletes, however, are to be found on the other side of the coin. Perhaps most notably, Gordon...

Nicholas Meregali: “Being John Danaher’s Student Is A Responsibility”

Nicholas Meregali has been training with John Danaher for over three months now. He joined Danaher’s team for one simple reason: he wanted to improve further and reach his peak potential. As a...

John Danaher Explains Why Side Control Is Such A Fantastic Position In BJJ

Side Control is, for many Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu students, their favorite position. And deservedly so, as it’s perhaps the safest one to hold and as it has a number of attacking options at its...