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John Danaher Explains Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid To Re-Learn BJJ Techniques

So you want to learn some new BJJ techniques… But are afraid that you’ll forget the ones you already know? Well, John Danaher says that you shouldn’t be afraid to learn new moves...

John Danaher Shares Super Important Details For BJJ Takedown Game

Does your takedown game in Jiu-Jitsu sort of suck? Would you like to further improve it? If you’re looking to improve your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu takedowns, then you need to pay attention to the...

John Danaher Talks One Submission You Have To Perfect: “It’s A Requirement”

There’s one submission that John Danaher believes everyone, no matter their preferences, has to work on. No matter your game, no matter your likes or dislikes – you’ve got to learn...

John Danaher Shows A Simple Closed Guard To Half Guard Transition

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...

Trial & Error: The Method That Made John Danaher Into A BJJ Legend

What’s the one, most important thing, that you should dedicate yourself to if you want to understand Jiu-Jitsu in-depth? Sure, there’s a ton of things that will need your...

John Danaher Shares 5 Tips To Pass Any Guard In Jiu-Jitsu

When you start training Brazilian jiu-jitsu, you quickly learn about the positional hierarchy, which is the core concept of this martial art. If you can get to positions such as the back, mount, or...

John Danaher Explains Why It’s Necessary To Have Goals (If You Want To Become Successful)

So you want to become successful, be it in Jiu-Jitsu or in life? Well, if that’s the case, then the first thing you need to figure out are the goals you’re going to set for yourself. John...

Nicholas Meregali: “John Is As Great In The Gi As He Is In No-Gi”

Nicholas Meregali has competed exclusively in no-gi since his move to the New Wave Jiu-Jitsu team in 2022, when he started training under John Danaher. However, he recently announced that he’ll...

John Danaher’s Advice For Learning Details In BJJ: “The Human Mind Has Its Limits…”

Ah, details… There’s so many of them in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – and the more of them you know, the better you get! However, it’s quite easy to get overwhelmed by the...

John Danaher Explains Why He Has A Name For Every Move In Grappling

John Danaher is one of the greatest BJJ coaches of all time… And one of the many things he’s known for is that he has a name for every single technique and position. Why is this so?...

Reinier de Ridder Trained With John Danaher & Gordon Ryan: “I Basically Trained, Ate & Slept”

Reinier de Ridder has been investing tremendous amounts of effort into further developing himself as a fighter – in all areas, including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. And, even though he is an...

John Danaher Shares The First 2 Skills Every BJJ White Belt Should Learn

Let’s say that you just started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… That you’re a fresh BJJ white belt and that you’re kind of confused. There are so many techniques and positions...

John Danaher Reveals The Most Valuable Skill All Successful BJJ Athletes Have

What’s the most important, most valuable skill that a BJJ athlete can have? No, it’s not any sort of a submission technique chain nor a guard pass… It isn’t even being...

John Danaher Demonstrates A Simple Arm Drag & Hip Kouchi Trip

You know what they say: the simplest of solutions are often the best of solutions. Be it in life or on the mats. So, if you are having some life or grappling related problems, perhaps it’s time to...

John Danaher Shares His Thoughts On The Best Standing To Ground Techniques

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 you...

John Danaher Shares Two Demands That All Successful Coaches Have To Satisfy

So you want to become a successful Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach? Well, if that is the case, then you should definitely be taking notes from one of the most successful BJJ coaches of all time –...

[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...

John Danaher Reveals An Essential Component Of BJJ… That You Have To Accept

There’s plethora of techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, as well as concepts, principles, and everything in-between… But you don’t have to learn all of them immediately. Nor is there...

John Danaher’s Advice: “Don’t Become A Doubter – Stay True To Your Self Belief”

Life isn’t always a smooth ride. Especially when you want to achieve something bigger than “everyday stuff” – be it in your family life, career, or whatever else… Like...

Roger Gracie Not Listening To John Danaher’s Technique Explanation

Guest post by Max of  bjjmore.com Roger Gracie has been training with Gordon Ryan, John Danaher, Giancarlo Bodoni, Oliver Taza and the other New Wave jiu jitsu members in Austin Texas the last few...

John Danaher Shows A Strong Single Leg Finish – The “Cutback”

Takedowns are a must if you want to dictate the pace of a match. Joe Rogan said that fighters with strong takedown games can push the pace better because the takedown threat is always looming. This...

“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...

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,...