Nicholas Meregali has competed exclusively in no-gi since his move to the New Wave Jiu-Jitsu team in 2022, when he started training under John Danaher.
However, he recently announced that he’ll compete at the 2023 IBJJF Pan Championship, marking his return to gi tournaments.
And how’s it going for Meregali so far, training in the gi again… But this time with John Danaher being his coach?
Meregali revealed in a recent conversation with FloGrappling:
John is as great as he is no gi also in the gi because he’s by far the most brightened mind inside Jiu-Jitsu and he knows all the fundamentals, concepts, everything behind every technique.
And the difference between gi and no gi is the jacket and pants. Of course there are positions we cannot translate for both worlds, but we can definitely adapt for both worlds.
In other words, even though his students’ successes are most poignant on the no-gi scene, John Danaher is the man when it comes to coaching in the gi as well:
John is the guy.
John knows how to see a technique, how to understand, how to apply, and how to build perfect replication (of) any particular position/situation/grip.
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