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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...

Gordon Ryan on Trash Talking: “It’s A Fun Thing To Do In My Free Time”

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...

Georges St-Pierre Shows How He Would Defend a Knife Put to his Throat

There was a time when Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was actually trained for self defense. There were no tournament or title aspirations, there was simply a desire to learn and be able to defend oneself. Fast...

Georges St-Pierre Explains What To Do in a Street Altercation

It’s safe to say that Georges St-Pierre – a former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion – knows a thing or two about fighting. And not just about competing in the octagon; but...

Which Concepts To Implement For Quick Improvements in No-Gi BJJ

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

Ryan Hall: ‘You Shouldn’t Be Competing in BJJ Unless You Are 100% Prepared’

Ryan Hall is a UFC fighter, BJJ black belt, head instructor of 50/50 BJJ, an ADCC bronze medalist with a long career in high level competition throughout which he has beaten many of the top grapplers...

US National Coach Jimmy Pedro Shares Insight on Vladimir Putin’s Real Judo Level

One of the most recent guests on the popular Lex Fridman Podcast was Jimmy Pedro. As the team coach of Team USA Judo national coach Olympic and also a bronze medalist judoka. Perdo had a lot to say...

US National Coach Jimmy Pedro: ‘Teddy Riner is Judo’s Heavyweight GOAT’

Double Olympic champion & 10x world champion Teddy Riner (FRA) is the greatest ever heavyweight and a strong candidate for greatest Judoka of all time. At 2.04 m and 140kg, he is a physical...

US National Coach Jimmy Pedro Believes Kayla Harrison Would Beat Khabib Nurmagomedov in a Judo Match

Kayla Harrison is the only Judo Olympian from the USA to have won a Gold medal and she has actually won two gold medals. Now she’s baring her teeth. She was quoted saying the following: “Am I...

Travis Stevens: “Learning How To Win Is More Than Just Learning Technique”

Travis Stevens is an Olympic silver medalist Judoka and also a BJJ black belt under John Danaher – which he earned after just 18 months of training! Needless to say, Stevens is an absolute...

Travis Stevens Gives Advice to Young People: “Put Your Happiness First”

Travis Stevens is an Olympic silver medalist Judoka, as well as a BJJ black belt under John Danaher. His focus, determination, mental and physical endurance are just some of the things that make him...

Olympic Silver Medalist Judoka Discusses Vladimir Putin’s Black Belt in Judo

One of the most recent guests on the popular Lex Fridman Podcast was Travis Stevens. As an Olympic silver medalist judoka and a BJJ black belt under John Danaher, Stevens had a lot to say about...

Travis Stevens Explains Fundamental Principles of Gripping

How good are your grips when it comes to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo? Probably not as good as they could be – and they could probably use some tips from an Olympic silver medalist Judoka! In a...

Travis Stevens:’If You Did Judo with Me, We Probably Wouldn’t be Friends. If We Did BJJ, We Would Be.’

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...

Travis Stevens: “I’d Never Give You An Opportunity To Tap”

Travis Stevens – a 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist in Judo and BJJ Black Belt under John Danaher (a feat he accomplished after just 18 months of training BJJ) – joined the Lex Fridman...

John Danaher On The Right Way To Drill Techniques in Jiu-Jitsu For Maximum Skill Acquisition

If you’ve been practicing BJJ for awhile, you’ve probably heard/used the phrase: “Drillers are killers”. Indeed, drilling for BJJ has been found to be effective by many students, especially...

John Danaher Goes Deep Into The Value of Training with Lower Belts

Carlson Gracie said: “If you want to be a lion, you have to train with lions” Many people understand that as meaning that all your training should be with people that can defeat you and that will...

John Danaher on What is the Best Martial Art for the Streets

Street fights are unlike your gym sparring or drills in that they are very chaotic. They are spontaneous, they have trigger points and bad things can happen in an instant. There are however certain...

John Danaher Disagrees with Joe Rogan about Dangers of Wearing a Tie in a Street Altercation

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...

Can a Robot Defeat Gordon Ryan in a Grappling Match? John Danaher Gives an Epic Analysis

Can a talented group of engineers design a robot that can defeat Gordon Ryan in submission grappling match? This is the question that BJJ black belt and AI specialist Lex Fridman asked Ryan’s...

GSP on What is the Best Martial Art for the Streets

Street fights are unlike your gym sparring or drills in that they are very chaotic. They are spontaneous, they have trigger points and bad things can happen in an instant. There are however certain...

Wrestling Legend Dan Gable on How losing His Sister in Tragic Circumstances Changed Him

Dan Gable is best known for his coaching accolades (including 15 NCAA team team titles for university of Iowa) but the legend is primarily forged on a career that totaled only one lost match in his...

Joe Rogan On Why He Doesn’t Want To Compete in Jiu-Jitsu

Joe Rogan has long been one of the most influential people in the bjj community and out of it. The 52 year old stand-up comedian, mixed martial arts color commentator, podcast host, and businessman...

Joe Rogan: ‘There is Violence is Me & It Scares Me’

Joe Rogan has long been one of the most influential people in the bjj community and out of it. The 51 year old stand-up comedian, mixed martial arts color commentator, podcast host, and businessman...