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John Danaher Explains The Difference Between A Fighter & Martial Artist

The words “fighter” and “martial artist” are often used interchangeably… However, John Danaher doesn’t think they mean the same thing. For Danaher, there is a big...

John Danaher: “No One Cares If You Got A Black Belt”

What does it take to earn a black belt Brazilian in Jiu-Jitsu? Well, it takes a lot of effort, focus, and a lot of overcoming of failure… But, the truth is, that you’ll probably get your...

John Danaher Explains The Problem He Has With Wristlocks

The Wristlocks are one of those cool submissions that BJJ blue and purple belts tend to try out a lot in rolling sessions… But are they effective in their attempts? That is to say – do...

John Danaher: “The Outcome Of A Match Is Settled Before Athletes Step On The Mat”

There’s a lot that comes into play when a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu match starts… There are a lot of factors that will dictate who will win, and luck is certainly one of them. However, as...

John Danaher Reveals How To Deal With Scary Situations In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

What are some of the scariest situations you’ve found yourself in, when it comes to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Well, no matter what your answer may be, John Danaher has the solution: knowledge....

John Danaher Explains Why He Never Competed In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Image Credits: BJJ Fanatics Despite being one of the best BJJ coaches in the world, John Danaher has never competed in Jiu-Jitsu himself. But why? Surely, given all his knowledge, he would’ve...

John Danaher’s 2 Tips For When You Can’t Train BJJ

Everyone who rolls has, at time or another, come to a situation when they can’t train BJJ. Be it because of an injury, obligations, or just “life” – sometimes you simply...

John Danaher Updates On Gordon Ryan’s ADCC Competition: “He’s Got To Move…”

As the 2024 ADCC draws near, all eyes are fixed on Gordon Ryan – the reigning absolute and superfight champion, set to defend his titles. However, how is he going to do it amidst all the health...

John Danaher: “BJJ’s Greatest Gift Is The Idea Of Solving Problems Under Stress”

What’s the greatest gift you’ve received from Jiu-Jitsu? Is it the friendships? The health? Or the reward of feeling better after a stressful day at work? John Danaher believes that the greatest...

Why Is John Danaher Fascinated With Knives?

It’s common knowledge that Professor John Danaher, when promoting a student to the new belt rank, also gifts him/her a knife. For example, Nathalia Santoro was recently promoted to brown belt...

John Danaher Demonstrates A Fantastic Body Lock Takedown Variation

To get the Body Lock Takedown, you first have to establish double underhooks – close the distance, pummel inside, and get your grip. However, do not stay square to the other person. As you get the...

John Danaher Reveals The One Detail EVERY Grappler Needs To Know About Strangles In BJJ…

Let’s say that you’re in competition and you’ve caught your opponent in a choke. You’re excited about it and you squeeze it… But nothing happens. They aren’t...

Should You Ever Not Tap Out In BJJ? John Danaher Shares His Opinion

Tapping is the most important move in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It makes it possible for you to keep training and competing for years to come, and it also opens up more learning and rolling opportunities....

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...

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’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...

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 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...