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No-Gi Takedowns: John Danaher Explains The Basics

So you prefer training no-gi… That’s alright – but what is not alright is not knowing how to set up and finish takedowns, as they’re quite different from their gi variant....

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,...

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....

Armbar – Should You Cross Your Feet? John Danaher Answers

One of the most common and most controversial questions of BJJ history is whether crossing your feet when doing an armbar is right or wrong. The answer is not black or white. This question is a bit...

John Danaher: “One Of The Great Failures Of My Career Is That I’ve Never Produced A Female Champion”

John Danaher is one of the greatest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coaches in the sport’s history. However, even Danaher has some aspects to his career that he wishes were more successful – such as...

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: “No One Was Born Good At Jiu-Jitsu”

It’s easy to get discouraged by a bad day of training or competition in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. However, your focus shouldn’t be on your “daily” performances; but rather on your...

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...

Sean Strickland: “John Danaher Is A Weirdo”

Sean Strickland, UFC’s middleweight division fighter, is well-known for his trash talk. Most recently, during the Brendan Schaub’s Food Truck Diaries podcast, Strickland “took...

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...

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 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...

John Danaher Shows An Early Arm-In Guillotine Defense

Through the years there were plenty of debates on the guillotine. There’s a variety of grips, variations and body type modifications you can apply in order to get the most from the experience....

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...

Nathalia Santoro Earns BJJ Brown Belt From John Danaher

Nathalia Santoro has been promoted to the rank of BJJ brown belt by John Danaher. Nathalia, who is a long-time girlfriend of Gordon Ryan, shared the news and her gratitude for the promotion on her...

John Danaher Speaks About Giancarlo Bodoni: “Never Let People Underestimate What You Can Become”

Not matter how dissatisfied with your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey you may be so far, there’s always going to be room for progress. For becoming better… And even for completely reinventing...

John Danaher: “Be Ready With Both Mind & Body”

If you stay ready, you don’t have to get ready – both in life and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu alike. But that doesn’t mean just being prepared in terms of physical readiness… It also...

Gordon Ryan Tells Hilarious Stories About John Danaher: “Gordon… What Do You Think About Wi-Fi?”

Gordon Ryan and Mo Jassim recently appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience MMA Show, where they spoke about many interesting subjects… Among which was John Danaher. Ryan shared how great Danaher...

John Danaher: “Gordon Has Supreme Confidence – That’s Why People Like Him”

When it comes to Gordon Ryan, the people in the BJJ community tend to either like him… Or hate him. But whichever of the two sides you’re on, you’ll probably agree that Gordon is...

John Danaher: “Even If You Pull Guard, You Need To Learn Takedowns”

No matter what some may tell you, there’s no shame in being a guard puller. It’s a legit move and tactic to use in training and competition alike; so, as far as sports Jiu-Jitsu is...

Gordon Ryan: “John Danaher Is One Of A Kind”

John Danaher is widely considered to be among the best (if not the best) contemporary Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coaches. His former Danaher Death Squad (DDS) has introduced a revolution into the sport...

John Danaher Talks Success Of GSP: “He Changed The Game Of MMA”

Georges St-Pierre (often referred to as “GSP”) isn’t just one of the most lovable people in the sport of mixed martial arts, but he’s also one of the most successful MMA...

John Danaher: “Renzo Had A Dynamic Game – He Moved Beautifully”

Every fantastic BJJ athlete has a great coach behind them. But, even their coaches have had amazing people coaching them; for instance, John Danaher‘s first and only instructor was Renzo...

John Danaher: “You Can Reinvent Your BJJ In 5 Years”

So you’re not satisfied with your Jiu-Jitsu? It feels almost as if you’re… Mediocre? Well, if you want to go from mediocre to exceptional, it’s going to take some time; but...