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John Danaher Explains The Difference Between A Fighter & Martial Artist

The words “fighter” and “martial artist” are often used interchangeably… However, John Danaher doesn’t think they mean the same thing. For Danaher, there is a big...

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...

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...
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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 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...

5 Key Lessons Roy Dean Picked Up from Training with John Danaher

4 th degree BJJ black belt instructor Roy Dean recently embarked on an intense training journey with renowned martial arts instructor John Danaher in Austin, Texas. This experience offered Dean...
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John Danaher Reveals How To Deal With Scary Situations In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

What are some of the scariest situations you’ve found yourself in, when it comes to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Well, no matter what your answer may be, John Danaher has the solution: knowledge....

These 4 Quotes from Gordon Ryan & John Danaher at their Seminar Blew Everyone’s Mind

At the Arnold Classic in Columbus, Ohio, Gordon Ryan and John Danaher, legends in the world of Jiu-Jitsu, conducted a seminar that left a lasting impression on attendees. The seminar extended for two...

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...
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How To Get Good at BJJ: Key Insights from Roger Gracie and John Danaher

In recent interviews on the Lex Fridman podcast, BJJ GOAT Roger Gracie, and Popular Grappling coach John Danaher offer profound insights into the art and practice of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Both Gracie...

John Danaher’s 2 Tips For When You Can’t Train BJJ

Everyone who rolls has, at time or another, come to a situation when they can’t train BJJ. Be it because of an injury, obligations, or just “life” – sometimes you simply...

John Danaher Updates On Gordon Ryan’s ADCC Competition: “He’s Got To Move…”

As the 2024 ADCC draws near, all eyes are fixed on Gordon Ryan – the reigning absolute and superfight champion, set to defend his titles. However, how is he going to do it amidst all the health...
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John Danaher on The Future of New Wave Jiu-Jitsu & the Rising Difficulty of ADCC

In a recent interview at the Roka Performance Lab in Austin, Texas, Jiu-Jitsu coach John Danaher delved into various topics related to ADCC (Abu Dhabi Combat Club) and his team’s preparation for...

John Danaher’s Advice For Using Athletic Tape (For Grapplers)

Ah, athletic tape… The quiet hero of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes worldwide. It plays a similar role in the grappler’s life as duct tape plays for the blue collar workers –...

John Danaher: “BJJ’s Greatest Gift Is The Idea Of Solving Problems Under Stress”

What’s the greatest gift you’ve received from Jiu-Jitsu? Is it the friendships? The health? Or the reward of feeling better after a stressful day at work? John Danaher believes that the greatest...
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John Danaher Puts an End to the Buggy Choke with a Simple Move

Ah, the Buggy Choke… It’s so frustrating to be on the receiving end of it. You think that you finally have the Side Control, that you’ll finally be able to get your offense going and then –...

You’re drilling wrong: John Danaher’s surprising approach to drilling in jiu jitsu

This topic is a sensitive one. There are people who do not believe in drilling techniques (Kit Dale for instance) and there are people who drill endlessly in order to sharpen their technique ,...

John Danaher: How to Know if Your Opponent is Scared

Identifying fear in your Jiu-Jitsu opponent can be subtle, and according to John Danaher, it’s more about reading body language than facial expressions. Here are some insights on how to tell if...
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Why Is John Danaher Fascinated With Knives?

It’s common knowledge that Professor John Danaher, when promoting a student to the new belt rank, also gifts him/her a knife. For example, Nathalia Santoro was recently promoted to brown belt...

John Danaher Demonstrates A Fantastic Body Lock Takedown Variation

To get the Body Lock Takedown, you first have to establish double underhooks – close the distance, pummel inside, and get your grip. However, do not stay square to the other person. As you get the...

John Danaher Reveals The One Detail EVERY Grappler Needs To Know About Strangles In BJJ…

Let’s say that you’re in competition and you’ve caught your opponent in a choke. You’re excited about it and you squeeze it… But nothing happens. They aren’t...
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John Danaher: ‘Saying Gi Makes you more Technical in No-Gi Makes Zero Sense’

For the last decade a debate has raged over the merits of training with and without the standard uniform or “gi” in jiu jitsu. Two polarized camps have emerged. Traditionalists claim that gi...

How Did Gordon Ryan Become the GOAT? John Danaher Explains the Secret of his Success

The world of Brazilian jiu-jitsu has had many talented athletes over the years, but only a few have reached BJJ stardom and are considered legends. Among those legends, two of them seem to be...

Should You Ever Not Tap Out In BJJ? John Danaher Shares His Opinion

Tapping is the most important move in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It makes it possible for you to keep training and competing for years to come, and it also opens up more learning and rolling opportunities....