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John Danaher Shows A Strong Single Leg Finish – The “Cutback”

Takedowns are a must if you want to dictate the pace of a match. Joe Rogan said that fighters with strong takedown games can push the pace better because the takedown threat is always looming. This...

“He Lives Through Jiu-Jitsu” – Roger Gracie On John Danaher’s Dedication To Coaching

If you want to become great at something, then you’ll have to become laser-focused on it… And if you want to become the best at something – well, then chances are that almost...

No-Gi Takedowns: John Danaher Explains The Basics

So you prefer training no-gi… That’s alright – but what is not alright is not knowing how to set up and finish takedowns, as they’re quite different from their gi variant....

John Danaher: “An Athlete Must See Through The Illusion Of Competition”

Do you get nervous before competition? That’s to be expected – after all, you want to put on a good performance and for the hard work you’ve invested to pay off. But what if...

John Danaher’s Analysis Settles the Whole Gi Against No Gi Jiu-Jitsu Debate

John Danaher is a BJJ black belt under Renzo Gracie, and is known as one of the best BJJ instructors in the world. The New Zealand born black belt has been praised by the BJJ community as being a...

John Danaher: “Self-Confidence Doesn’t Come From Words…”

How do you develop self-confidence when, for example, preparing for a BJJ competition? Is there any sort of a “mental preparation” that you can do, any sort of mental training? Well,...

Can’t Finish a Single Leg? Use This Method. The Thigh Pry by John Danaher

The single leg is one of the most popular takedowns in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, both gi, and no-gi. This takedown is relatively low risk and only requires you to get hold of one of your opponent’s...

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....

John Danaher Talks Training Session with Tom Hardy: ‘He is a Talented Jiu-Jitsu Player’

As time passes, it seems that Tom Hardy is becoming more and more infatuated with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu! The world-famous actor recently trained with famed Jiu-Jitsu coach John Danaher. Danaher talked...

Armbar – Should You Cross Your Feet? John Danaher Answers

One of the most common and most controversial questions of BJJ history is whether crossing your feet when doing an armbar is right or wrong. The answer is not black or white. This question is a bit...

John Danaher: “One Of The Great Failures Of My Career Is That I’ve Never Produced A Female Champion”

John Danaher is one of the greatest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coaches in the sport’s history. However, even Danaher has some aspects to his career that he wishes were more successful – such as...

This “Wrestle Up” Single Leg Setup By John Danaher Is Remarkably Simple

One of the biggest “mistakes” that the majority of BJJ students make – and that you can exploit – is that once they get down to the mats, they stay down… Instead...

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: “No One Was Born Good At Jiu-Jitsu”

It’s easy to get discouraged by a bad day of training or competition in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. However, your focus shouldn’t be on your “daily” performances; but rather on your...

Gordon Ryan vs Bear – Who Wins? John Danaher Has A “Shocking” Answer

Ok, ok… We know that the headline has perplexed you. But just hear us out: if there was a match between Gordon Ryan and a grizzly bear – who would win? Or, what about a match between...

Sean Strickland: “John Danaher Is A Weirdo”

Sean Strickland, UFC’s middleweight division fighter, is well-known for his trash talk. Most recently, during the Brendan Schaub’s Food Truck Diaries podcast, Strickland “took...

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 Talks Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Grappling: “He Has A Very Underrated Bottom Game”

There’s no question that Khabib Nurmagomedov is one of the greatest grapplers in the history of MMA. He was able to utilize his sambo training to control people towards the finish, nearly to...

John Danaher Shows An Early Arm-In Guillotine Defense

Through the years there were plenty of debates on the guillotine. There’s a variety of grips, variations and body type modifications you can apply in order to get the most from the experience....

John Danaher Finally Breaks His Silence on DDS Split

The Danaher Death Squad (DDS) was the now former name of the team lead by John Danaher, but the team parted ways and Craig Jones and Nicky Ryan formed the now-famous B-Team. Nevertheless, the reason...

Who’d Win: Gorilla vs. Lion vs. Bear? John Danaher Breaks It Down

Image Credits: Lex Fridman Ah, the question of all questions… Gorilla vs. lion vs. bear – who would win in a fight, in a life-or-death scenario? Well, now you get to hear Professor John...

Nathalia Santoro Earns BJJ Brown Belt From John Danaher

Nathalia Santoro has been promoted to the rank of BJJ brown belt by John Danaher. Nathalia, who is a long-time girlfriend of Gordon Ryan, shared the news and her gratitude for the promotion on her...

John Danaher Speaks About Giancarlo Bodoni: “Never Let People Underestimate What You Can Become”

Not matter how dissatisfied with your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey you may be so far, there’s always going to be room for progress. For becoming better… And even for completely reinventing...

John Danaher: “Be Ready With Both Mind & Body”

If you stay ready, you don’t have to get ready – both in life and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu alike. But that doesn’t mean just being prepared in terms of physical readiness… It also...