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John Danaher On How He Plans To Change The Game Of Video Instructionals

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John Danaher On How He Plans To Change The Game Of Video Instructionals

Yesterday, John Danaher made a surprising announcement: He has started filming a new instructional series with the leading website BJJ Fanatics, who feature quality instructionals from Tom DeBlass, Craig Jones, Dean Lister, Bernardo Faria and many more….(Type in the code ‘BJJEE” and you will receive a 10% discount on your purchases).

Danaher is a man of many talents, certainly the biggest coaching world class grappling (Garry Tonon, Gordon Ryan, Eddie Cummings, Travis Stevens etc..) and mma talent (Georges St-Pierre, Chris Weidman Tom DeBlass, etc..)

There is a massive 50% OFF  SALE on Video Instructionals at BJJ Fanatics, which feature quality instructionals from Tom DeBlass, Craig Jones, Dean Lister, Bernardo Faria and many more….(Type in the code ‘BJJEE” and you will receive a further 10% discount on your purchases)

Danaher has been known to be very secretive about his system but now has decided to share it with the world. He has already started filming and will feature his leg locks and back attack system.

The news provoked excitement amongst Grappling fans and many were eager to purchase the instructional. With the enthusiasm from announcement, Danaher felt the need to further explain himself as to what motivated to share his system.

He wrote on instagram:

“The purpose of the instructional video: My intention in releasing an instructional video series is to:

1 – To provide a very comprehensive guide to the core insights and techniques that was shown to the squad and which they had so much success with in competition. I believe teaching a wider audience can create beneficial change in the sport. The idea was to take someone who perhaps lacked access to instruction in leg locking and “start them on the right track” all the way from initiating contact with an opponent to getting a submission against strong resistance.

2 – To enable anyone who was already experienced in jiu jitsu to quickly add on skills from a niche area (leg locks for example) and add them easily to the game they already have spent years practicing. I was very happy to have Bernardo Faria as part of the project because he already has a tremendous world championship winning game – you will see how he can easily add on leg locking skills to an already well developed game.

3 – to change the game of video instructionals. Usually an athlete shows some favorite moves and you try to learn the ones that suit you. My intention is to show a much more CONCEPTUAL approach whose aim is to make you understand the central PROBLEMS of leg locking and a METHODOLOGY OF FINDING SOLUTIONS. The idea is to make you into an independent problem solver who can understand the problems and has a method to figure out solutions. I will show many of my solutions – but do so in a way that will hopefully allow you to gain the ability to figure out your own as well. I want to make students into PROBLEM SOLVERS rather than COPIERS.

This does mean the series is much longer than most and requires more viewer patience/interaction. I wanted to teach at the same level of conceptual detail that I taught the squad – that requires more from the viewer but will allow those with the desire and patience to get to a MUCH higher level than merely copying some moves. For those of you who prefer a simpler, shorter and condensed summary of my leg locking game (and many people do better with that kind of instruction) I would be happy to provide a condensed version in the future.”

The purpose of the instructional video: My intention in releasing an instructional video series is to 1 – To provide a very comprehensive guide to the core insights and techniques that was shown to the squad and which they had so much success with in competition. I believe teaching a wider audience can create beneficial change in the sport. The idea was to take someone who perhaps lacked access to instruction in leg locking and “start them on the right track” all the way from initiating contact with an opponent to getting a submission against strong resistance. 2 – To enable anyone who was already experienced in jiu jitsu to quickly add on skills from a niche area (leg locks for example) and add them easily to the game they already have spent years practicing. I was very happy to have Bernardo Faria as part of the project because he already has a tremendous world championship winning game – you will see how he can easily add on leg locking skills to an already well developed game. 3 – to change the game of video instructionals. Usually an athlete shows some favorite moves and you try to learn the ones that suit you. My intention is to show a much more CONCEPTUAL approach whose aim is to make you understand the central PROBLEMS of leg locking and a METHODOLOGY OF FINDING SOLUTIONS. The idea is to make you into an independent problem solver who can understand the problems and has a method to figure out solutions. I will show many of my solutions – but do so in a way that will hopefully allow you to gain the ability to figure out your own as well. I want to make students into PROBLEM SOLVERS rather than COPIERS. This does mean the series is much longer than most and requires more viewer patience/interaction. I wanted to teach at the same level of conceptual detail that I taught the squad – that requires more from the viewer but will allow those with the desire and patience to get to a MUCH higher level than merely copying some moves. For those of you who prefer a simpler, shorter and condensed summary of my leg locking game (and many people do better with that kind of instruction) I would be happy to provide a condensed version in the future.

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