John Danaher Describes The First Time He Was Choked Out

After a certain length of time training, almost every BJJ practitioner has been choked out at least once and it turns out that John Danaher is no exception. The founder and namesake of the Danaher Death Squad and head coach at Renzo Gracie New York is known for producing students that have exceptional back-taking abilities and he often talks about his preference for taking the back and finishing with a choke above all else, regardless of his team’s success with leg attacks in the past.

Faria mentions at the beginning of the video that the pair are together because they were filming the latest of a series of instructionals that BJJ Fanatics has been releasing lately, this next one due to be on breaking down the turtle and strangles. This is what led John Danaher to giving him a pretty funny story about the first time that he was choked out in BJJ. His latest instructional comes after he released a one-off exception to the series dealing specifically with solo drills in order to give something back to the BJJ community in light of the recent Coronavirus pandemic.

It’s especially nice to hear that Danaher has fallen victim to all the same mistakes as everyone considering that his protege and undisputed greatest No Gi grappler on the planet right now, Gordon Ryan praised Danaher as still being technically superior to him.

To see if John Danaher’s latest instructional on breaking down the turtle has been released by BJJ Fanatics, click here.

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Alex Lindsey

Alex Lindsey is the managing editor here at Grappling Insider. Originally starting training in MMA in 2008, injuries and university slowed progress until he decided to put on a gi for the first time back in 2015. Residing in Newport, South Wales, he trains at Newport MMA and competes as much as possible but still prefers no gi.

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