Nicky Rodriguez Talks Gordon Ryan, DDS Breakup: ‘We cut the poison out for a reason’

Ever since John Danaher announced earlier this year that the famed Danaher Death Squad had broken up, the jiu-jitsu world has been abuzz with speculation about the group’s decision to split up. Adding to that speculation, Craig Jones and a three of his former DDS teammates — Ethan Crelinsten, Nicky

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Craig Jones Out of WNO Championships, Replaced by Oliver Taza

We are now less than two weeks away from the much-anticipated Who’s Number One (WNO) Championships on September 25-26, and the event has taken a major blow. On Monday, FloGrappling announced that Craig Jones, the favorite to win the 185-pound division, has withdrawn from the event and has been replaced

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Gordon Ryan Announces Date, Location of First Class He’s Teaching in Austin, TX

Following the unexpected break-up of the Danaher Death Squad several weeks ago, many of the team’s key players have moved to Austin, TX. Among those key players is, of course, current top pound-for-pound grappler Gordon Ryan. Ryan has previously announced his plans to open an academy in Austin with John

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Gordon Ryan Explains His Reason for Leaving Puerto Rico

In late 2020, the famed grappling team the Danaher Death Squad announced its move from New York City to Puerto Rico. In late July of this year, John Danaher announced the end of DDS, explaining that the team had split up and would be leaving its short-lived home of Puerto

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Video: Get an Early Look at Craig Jones Teaching at B-Team Jiu-Jitsu

Craig Jones’ move from Puerto Rico to Austin, TX is well under way, and the Australian black belt is potentially just days away from opening his B-Team Jiu-Jitsu academy in Austin, TX. In a recent video, we see the B-Team facility and an informal training session in which Jones teaches

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Craig Jones Announces More Detailed Plans to Open Academy in Austin, TX

Members of the former Danaher Death Squad are moving on to new endeavors. Consistent with a previous announcement, Craig Jones has officially announced the formation of the “B-Team.” And although Jones’ previous announcement was somewhat cryptic, this one is much more to the point. Jones will be opening a jiu-jitsu

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Craig Jones Explains How to Finish the Mandible Strangle

Craig Jones is one of the best no-gi jiu-jitsu competitors on the planet, so it’s no surprise that he’s also one of the sport’s most sought-after instructors. In recent video released by BJJ Fanatics, we see a clip of Jones’ instruction “The Anti Wrestling Equation.” In the video, Jones explains how to

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WNO Championships: Full 185-Pound Bracket Features Craig Jones, Tye Ruotolo, Mica Galvao

The Who’s Number One (WNO) Championships are quickly taking shape. The two-day event scheduled for September 25-26 will feature five eight-person brackets consisting of the best no-gi grapplers in the world. FloGrappling has now released the full eight-man bracket for the 185-pound division, and it is loaded with the biggest and

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Are Gordon Ryan and Craig Jones Forming Separate Competition Teams?

On Sunday, John Danaher dropped a bombshell on the jiu-jitsu world with the announcement that, due to differences that he didn’t specifically address, the Danaher Death Squad was ending as a competition and training unit. Shortly after that news broke, top DDS competitor Gordon Ryan announced his plan to continue

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