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John Danaher - The Philosophy Of Martial Arts: The Man Who Inspired Me To Learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


One Of The Best BJJ Coaches In A Generation

John Danaher is widely regarded as one of the most important Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coaches of his generation.

John Danaher is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) black belt under Renzo Gracie and an instructor at Renzo’s academy in New York City, who is widely regarded by within the grappling community as one of the best coaches of his generation.

Praised by some of the prime figures in combat sports such as mixed martial arts (MMA) guru Greg Jackson and Jiu-Jitsu legend Vinícius Draculino for his knowledge and teaching capabilities, Danaher is best known for his work with athletes such as Georges Saint PierreGarry TononGordon Ryan and Eddie Cummings known among BJJ fans as the Danaher Death Squad (DDS).


0:00 | John Danaher introduction
1:42 | New York City London Real introduction
2:17 | Brian Roses’ introduction
6:16 | John Danaher talks about how athletes react to stress before competitions
12:00 | John discusses how pre-fight routines help win fights
13:20 | John talks about living in accordance to Kaizen
17:56 | John discusses the length of time it takes for someone to become a top level athlete
21:12 | Brian Rose talks about his heroin overdose, 9/11, and finding jiu jitsu
26:29 | John Danaher talks about his teacher Renzo Gracie
43:53 | John discusses how Renzo asked him to write a book on Brazilian jiu jitsu and then later coach
54:53 | John talks about the coaching mindset
1:11:00 | Brian Rose asks John when he created his coaching method
1:27:27 | John discusses the Japanese history of jiu jitsu
1:31:19 | John talks about the main 6 submission holds he teaches
1:48:18 | John discusses George Saint Pierre’s fighting style
1:57:37 | John Danaher talks about the origin of the Danaher Death Squad
2:12:00 | John discusses Gordon Ryan’s success
2:23:00 | Brian Rose and John Danaher discuss Conor McGregor and charisma
2:32:45 | John talks about releasing his method and systems to the world
2:41:00 | John discusses his future
2:43:43 | Brian Rose sums up


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