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Nicky Ryan Reveals How He Tore His ACL: “I Couldn’t Do A Full Squat”

Nicky Ryan hasn’t had luck with injuries over the last few years. Specifically, with knee injuries… And around one week prior to ADCC 2022, he suffered one of the worst possible injuries...

Nicky Ryan: “Gordon And I Didn’t Talk To Each Other For Almost Two Years”

Ever since the Danaher Death Squad split, one of the biggest questions about it has been – what happened between the Ryan brothers? Gordon Ryan continued training under John Danaher in New Wave...

Craig Jones To Nicky Rod: “If You Were On Steroids, Would You’ve Finished The Choke?”

The B-Team recently made a guest appearance on the Lex Fridman podcast. They discussed a lot of great topics – one of which was Nicky Rodriguez’s match against Gordon Ryan at UFC Fight...

How To Knee On Belly-Switch & Get To Full Mount? Fabio Leopoldo Demonstrates

Most Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes and coaches would argue that the most dominant position in Jiu-Jitsu is the back control. And that, subsequently, the most dominant submission is the Rear Naked...

[Watch] John Danaher Training With The Legendary Boris

Do you know the legend of Boris… One of John Danaher‘s first black belts? Not much is known about Boris, except from the fact that he trained with Danaher for some time and that he was...

How To Transition To Mount From Side Control In BJJ?

Most Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes and coaches would argue that the most dominant position in Jiu-Jitsu is the back control. And that, subsequently, the most dominant submission is the Rear Naked...

Roger Gracie: “Cross Collar Choke From The Mount Is The Most Dominant Submission In BJJ”

Most Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes and coaches would argue that the most dominant position in Jiu-Jitsu is the back control. And that, subsequently, the most dominant submission is the Rear Naked...

“He Lives Through Jiu-Jitsu” – Roger Gracie On John Danaher’s Dedication To Coaching

If you want to become great at something, then you’ll have to become laser-focused on it… And if you want to become the best at something – well, then chances are that almost...

Gordon Ryan “Promoted” To BJJ Blue Belt By Roger Gracie

Gordon Ryan and Roger Gracie had an opportunity to roll together in Austin, Texas; where the Gracie came in order to record a podcast episode with Lex Fridman. Ryan wrote about the awesome experience...

John Danaher: “An Athlete Must See Through The Illusion Of Competition”

Do you get nervous before competition? That’s to be expected – after all, you want to put on a good performance and for the hard work you’ve invested to pay off. But what if...

John Danaher: “Self-Confidence Doesn’t Come From Words…”

How do you develop self-confidence when, for example, preparing for a BJJ competition? Is there any sort of a “mental preparation” that you can do, any sort of mental training? Well,...

Gordon Ryan vs Bear – Who Wins? John Danaher Has A “Shocking” Answer

Ok, ok… We know that the headline has perplexed you. But just hear us out: if there was a match between Gordon Ryan and a grizzly bear – who would win? Or, what about a match between...

Craig Jones Calls Out DDS Split: “We Broke Up Because Of Personal Issues”

After John Danaher, during a recent episode of the Lex Fridman podcast, gave a glimpse into why the Danaher Death Squad (DDS) split – Craig Jones decided to chime in. He gave a brief...

John Danaher Talks Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Grappling: “He Has A Very Underrated Bottom Game”

There’s no question that Khabib Nurmagomedov is one of the greatest grapplers in the history of MMA. He was able to utilize his sambo training to control people towards the finish, nearly to...

Who’d Win: Gorilla vs. Lion vs. Bear? John Danaher Breaks It Down

Image Credits: Lex Fridman Ah, the question of all questions… Gorilla vs. lion vs. bear – who would win in a fight, in a life-or-death scenario? Well, now you get to hear Professor John...

Jocko Willink: “Jiu-Jitsu Had An Incredible Life Impact On Me”

There’s no denying the fact that Jocko Willink – former member of SEAL Team 3, as well as a famous author & podcaster – is one of the individuals which are most responsible for...

John Carmack, CTO at Oculus VR, Trained BJJ & Judo

John Carmack is a consulting CTO at Oculus VR, and is generally known as a semi-famous American computer programmer and video game developer. He co-founded the video company “id Software”...

Joe Rogan’s Advice for Young People: “Find The Thing You Like”

It’s easy for young people to get confused about what to do in life, especially in today’s day and age… And it’s not impossible for them to get lost in the mist, to become sad and anxious...

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...

Travis Stevens Takes on Entire BJJ Academy

Judo and BJJ: Similar Jacket, different rules and mentality. Judo training will vastly improve your Jiu-Jitsu and vice versa. However, both sports have their own set of rules and have different goals...

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,...

Gordon Ryan: “Felipe Pena Isn’t Anywhere Near My Level”

There’s a pretty high likelihood that Gordon Ryan will face Felipe Pena this year – at ADCC 2022. And he’s confident that he’ll beat him; despite the fact that Pena is one of...

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...

Gordon Ryan Explains Why He Slapped Andre Galvao & Their Upcoming ADCC Superfight

Gordon Ryan, Georges St-Pierre, and John Danaher were all recent guests on the popular Lex Fridman Podcast. In it, the four discussed many interesting ideas, anecdotes, and perspectives; one of them...