John Danaher is known as one of the best instructors in Jiu-Jitsu and MMA. The New Zealand born, BJJ black belt under Renzo Gracie has been praised by the BJJ community as being a master and brain of the art.
Interestingly, Danaher has himself never competed in BJJ. He explains his reasons for that and his decision to be become the best possible instructor:
Danaher was working as a philosophy professor at Columbia University and also as a bouncer in NYC nightclubs (he did that job for close to 20 years).
In this video interview with London Real, Danaher tells some interesting stories about how he get started bouncing and also how effective was Jiu-Jitsu was for his job at the door.
John Danaher’s Talks About His Best Moves That He Uses When Practicing Jiu Jitsu & From His Bouncing Days
He also talks about how he started training BJJ at Renzo Gracie academy in the late 90’s.