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Brian Glick: “My Relationship With My Teacher [John Danaher] Goes Beyond Words”

If you want to be good – in whatever you do – you need to have great mentors. You need people who have the experience, the knowledge, and the wisdom to endow upon you. And that’s no...

John Danaher’s Advice for Not Gassing Out: “Learn To Take Active Breaks While You Roll”

How many times have you found yourself without a breath during training? You roll with your training partner and, suddenly, you’re left without “gas”… And your partner takes...

John Danaher: “I Give Almost Zero Moral Advice To My Athletes”

John Danaher is known as an elite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach with quite a tranquil demeanor. Some of his athletes, however, are to be found on the other side of the coin. Perhaps most notably, Gordon...

Nicholas Meregali: “Being John Danaher’s Student Is A Responsibility”

Nicholas Meregali has been training with John Danaher for over three months now. He joined Danaher’s team for one simple reason: he wanted to improve further and reach his peak potential. As a...

John Danaher Explains Why Side Control Is Such A Fantastic Position In BJJ

Side Control is, for many Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu students, their favorite position. And deservedly so, as it’s perhaps the safest one to hold and as it has a number of attacking options at its...

John Danaher Explains What To Do When You Fail Doing A Move During A Match

You’ll fail much more often than succeed in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. That’s just the way of the game; you’ll fail to execute a technique a number of times, especially in...

John Danaher Explains Why Observation Is Crucial During BJJ Training

Almost every BJJ student, no matter who they are and what they usually do, would like to train more. They’d like to drill and roll more, much more frequently, but they can’t. They...

John Danaher’s Advice to Coaches: “Students Need Both Direction & Details In Training”

It’s not easy being a BJJ instructor. And it’s especially not easy when you want to put in the extra work, which will make it possible for your students to become the best that they can...

John Danaher Explains The Importance Of Asking The Right Questions In BJJ

There are many roads to progress in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and all of them are paved with training. With giving it your all and being focused to the max while on the mats. However, there are many other...

John Danaher Explains How To Select Your Favorite BJJ Techniques

As you make progress in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you’ll soon develop an inclination to select a set number of techniques… And make them your own. In other words, you’ll want to become...

John Danaher: “The Goal Isn’t To Win In The Gym – But To Risk & Experiment”

A lot of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu students make the mistake of turning their training partners into opponents when it comes time to roll. That is, they turn their gym into a competition place, where they...

John Danaher: “You Need To Establish A Daily Routine If You Want To Be Successful”

If you want to be successful at something, you’ve got to build the skills that are going to distinguish you from everyone else. And the best way to build those skills is through establishing a...

John Danaher’s Advice for Young People: “You’re Not Special”

If you’re a young person who’s just starting to make his/her way in the world, getting good advice can be worth more than gold. And if you’re someone who trains Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu,...

John Danaher: “These Are The Highest Percentage Takedowns in BJJ & MMA”

Takedowns aren’t something that a lot of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes are great in. However, if you want to develop a well-rounded BJJ game, then you have to work on your stand up skill. So, if...

John Danaher Explains The Importance of Having Passion for BJJ

If you want to become great at something, then you’ve got to have the endurance. “Endurance” in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu means to keep going despite the hard training sessions, the...

John Danaher: “Humans Are Pathetic in the Animal Kingdom But Technology Makes Us Successful”

Alpha male and beta male are pseudoscientific terms for men derived from alpha and beta animals in Greek ethology. The term alpha male is often incorrectly used to define any domineering man,...

John Danaher Explains Why Chokes Are Superior to Heel Hooks

“For the choke, there are no “tough guys”. With an arm lock he can be tough and resist the pain. With the choke he just passes out, goes to sleep.” Helio Gracie Setting up chokes is an...

John Danaher On Confidence: “My Job Is To Prepare People With Their Physical Skills”

John Danaher, Gordon Ryan, and Georges St-Pierre were guests on a recent Lex Fridman Podcast episode. The three shared their knowledge, experiences, and opinions on a multitude of topics – one...

John Danaher: “Never Give Up An Easy Win To An Opponent”

No matter how good you are, nor how good you get in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… You’ll find yourself in trouble from time to time. Be it because you made a mistake or because your opponent is...

Matt Serra Tells The Hilarious Story of John Danaher Wearing a Rash Guard to his Wedding

Matt Serra knew how much of a genius John Danaher was, long before he became well-known in the BJJ circles. Furthermore, the two have been good friends for quite a while as well. Back in 2010 Mat...

Matt Serra & John Danaher Throwback: “He’s Showing Some Secret Stuff”

Matt Serra knew how much of a genius John Danaher was, long before he became well-known in the BJJ circles. Furthermore, the two have been good friends for quite a while as well. For instance, the...

The Most Effective Guard Passing Strategy by John Danaher.

Passing the guard No Gi is a different ball game than with the Gi. The lack of grips, the slipperiness, the speed and different attacks available means that if you have to adapt your Gi passing game...

John Danaher: “Philosophy & Strength Training Helped My Jiu-Jitsu Development”

If you wish to fulfill your BJJ potential, then just training Jiu-Jitsu won’t cut it. Sure, it’s the most important aspect; but you’ll need to supplement it with other things if...

John Danaher’s New Years Challenge: “Do This Every Month For A Year”

New Year – new you! 2022 has started off with a bang for many BJJ athletes, who are more than keen to make it into the best they can. However, if you truly want to make 2022 into your best year...