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John Danaher On What’s Wrong with BJJ Takedowns?

John Danaher, the highly respected Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach , delves into the shortcomings of takedowns in BJJ. He identifies three primary issues: motivational, coaching, and training problems. 1....

John Danaher Explains the Difference Between Gordon Ryan & Nicholas Meregali

“Nicholas Meregali’s style is like that of a musician, with an artistic flourish,” said John Danaher, the legendary BJJ coach, contrasting it with Gordon Ryan’s more methodical...

John Danaher Reveals 3 Crucial Concepts For No-Gi Takedowns

If you’d like to become more successful in no-gi takedowns, then you better go ahead and learn the 3 concepts that will make no-gi takedowns work more often than not. Takedowns are a must if...

Fancy Moves Or Foundational Techniques? John Danaher Offers A Different Perspective

When it comes to training rolls and competition, it’s normal that you’d like to hit that fancy move… To “wow” the crowd (or even just your coach). However, even though...

Giancarlo Bodoni Shares What It’s Like To Train Under John Danaher

A lot of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes would, if they had an opportunity present itself, like to train under John Danaher. However, what is it actually like to train under one of the best coaches of...

Roger Gracie Reveals Why John Danaher Doesn’t Wear Gi Pants

John Danaher, a well-respected BJJ coach, has long been a topic of discussion for his unique choice of wearing not just rashguards… But also for wearing only a gi top during training sessions....

John Danaher Explains Why Strangles Are Better Than Joint Locks In BJJ

If you had to choose between strangles (i.e. chokes) and joint locks in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… Which one of the two would you pick? Well, strangles would be the smartest choice. Why? John...

Roger Gracie Talks John Danaher’s Brilliance: “He’s Almost Autistic In That Sense”

In the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, few names resonate as profoundly as those of Roger Gracie and John Danaher. Recently, Roger shed light on the distinctive coaching approach of Danaher –...

John Danaher Shows A Double Leg Setup from Half Guard

Many BJJ practitioners have made a career from forcing an under hook half guard and sweeping or taking the back. This is a common method of playing guard used by a lot of elite level grapplers such...

John Danaher On Why You Should Favor Frontal Takedowns in BJJ

When you train BJJ where most of the focus is on the ground, you won’t always have time to train Judo or Wrestling as much as you’d like. It’s about making a choice: do you want to be a...

John Danaher’s Sage Advice To A BJJ Kid: “Your Long Term Goal Is…”

If you want to improve your Jiu-Jitsu, it’s often best to listen to the advice of people who are, well, among the best in the Gentle Art – both athletes and coaches alike. Especially if...

John Danaher Explains How To NOT Get Smashed By Younger Athletes

Are you an older BJJ student? Perhaps you’ve just started out and are wondering how you should go about it. Or maybe you’re someone who has some experience in training already, but are...

How To Compete With Younger Athletes In Jiu-Jitsu? John Danaher Explains

Do you find yourself as an older Jiu-Jitsu student? Perhaps you’ve just begun your journey and have some questions. Or possibly, you have a bit of experience already but aren’t certain...

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...

Saulo Ribeiro & John Danaher On Why You Shouldn’t Care About Your BJJ Belt Progression

The belt system is one of the most heated debates in BJJ and it seems that there is no universal standard. Firas Zahabi Calls Out BJJ McDojos Promoting Students Based on Attendance & Why Does It...

John Danaher’s Great Hand Fighting Advice: “Don’t Forget…”

Hand fighting is one of the most important parts of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, as it will often determine who has the more dominant grips. However, contrary to as to how it may sound, hand fighting...

John Danaher On Wasted Time: “Television, Computer Games…”

John Danaher is known not just for the outstanding legacy he’s leaving on the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, through the insights, details, and coaching he offers… But he is also known as...

John Danaher Reveals Two Choices On How You Can Beat An Opponent

Sure, there is a number of ways you can beat your opponent… But there’s a way to narrow it down to two ways. And no, it’s not about tapping them out and winning on points. John...

John Danaher: “Sports Psychology Is A Total Scam Industry”

John Danaher is one of the greatest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coaches in history. And one of his greatest “points” isn’t just about techniques – but about confidence. Namely, he...

John Danaher Explains The Best Way To Drill Techniques: “Most People Drill For Numbers…”

When you drill techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, how do you (usually) go about it? Do you aim for a specific number of repetitions? If that’s the case, then two things are true… First,...

John Danaher Has The Best Way For Older Athletes To Enter Into X Guard

Let’s face it… Entering and executing some positions in Jiu-Jitsu when you’re an older practitioner isn’t exactly easy. Nor can it be, given the flexibility/mobility...

John Danaher: “Gordon Ryan Knows More Than I Do About Jiu-Jitsu’

John Danaher has served as the coach and mentor to Gordon Ryan for several years, however, it appears the student may have surpassed the teacher. While all Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitors receive...

John Danaher Shows A Neat Tight Waist To X Guard Transition

Whenever you have the Tight Waist Half Guard position in place, you have a great opportunity to set up one of the most dangerous guards there are in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – the X Guard! Though,...

John Danaher: “You Don’t Have To Be Heavy To Use Your Weight To Advantage Against An Opponent”

Shucks… It would be so good if you weighed just a little bit more, so that you could use more pressure and make your training partners suffer that way, right? Well, sure. If you want to gain...