John Danaher is universally known one of the biggest brains in Jiu-Jitsu. The New Zealand born, BJJ black belt under Renzo Gracie has been praised by the BJJ community as being a master and brain of the art. Danaher is a highly intelligent individual, who has a Master degree in philosophy, and is totally focused on the evolution and improvement of Jiu-Jitsu. He is also the submission coach of none other than former UFC Welterweight Champion George Saint Pierre.
Danaher trains at Renzo Gracie’s Academy in New York where he also teaches Jiu jitsu. In this interview he talks about cross training for BJJ, No-Gi black belts, Learning from youtube, different levels of black belt. Very interesting viewpoints from a clearly intelligent man: