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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 & 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...

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...

John Danaher: “I Spent 12-14 Hours On The Mats Every Day”

Everyone who’s become great at something has spent a lot of time honing their craft. They’ve experienced quite a bit of trial and error in the process of becoming remarkable in their...

4 Things John Danaher Can Teach You With His Analytical Approach

John Danaher is the most known about and, arguably, the most knowledgeable BJJ Professor today. The successes of his students are the testament to his success as a coach; whereas his mind-blowing...

John Danaher: “These Are The 5 Essential Things You Need To Excel In Jiu-Jitsu”

John Danaher is widely regarded as perhaps the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach of his generation. A black belt under Renzo Gracie, he is best known for the successes of Gordon Ryan and Garry Tonon;...

John Danaher Explains Why You Should Write Down What You Learn During Training

Ever felt like you have too much on your plate while training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Probably more often than not – and most likely due to the sheer amount of stuff you have to learn during...

John Danaher & Gordon Ryan Announce Leaving Puerto Rico

John Danaher and Gordon Ryan recently took it to social media to announce their soon-to-be departure from Puerto Rico. In their posts, they communicate nothing but gratitude for their stay and the...

Don’t Want Your Guard Passed? Practice Crossovers

Let’s face it: everyone wants to have a great Open Guard. Every single Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete out there wants to improve their Guard Retention to such a degree that it’ll become...

Gordon Ryan Announces: John Danaher, Garry Tonon & Him Are Staying Together

It’s been a wild week for the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community. Ever since John Danaher shared that on his social media that the Danaher Death Squad is breaking up due to personal differences of...

Hips & Head Position: The Most Important Judo Lesson You Should Know

There’s scarcely any Jiu-Jitsu athlete who doesn’t want to get good at Judo throws. Everyone wants to be able to send other people flying through the air… But learning how to do so...

Watching Too Much John Danaher (And Other Instructionals) May Be Bad For Your Jiu-Jitsu

Watching John Danaher and instructionals from other, similarly exceptional professors, is definitely worth your while – if you’re not doing it, you’re missing out big time. Through...

Garry Tonon’s Flying Scissor Heel Hook Finish in EBI | Kani Basami

Garry “Lion Killer” Tonon (Danaher Death Squad – Renzo Gracie HQ) is a BJJ black belt under Tom deBlass and Ricardo Almeida, currently training with the mastermind John Danaher....

Let John Danaher Fix Your Open Guard With This One Simple Principle

Open Guard is such a confusing position: it has so many different variations and choosing the „right“ approach to playing it is no easy business. So, what can you do then in order to make your...