‘End of an Era’: John Danaher Announces Break-Up of Danaher Death Squad

One of the best competition teams in the history of competitive jiu-jitsu is officially no more. On Sunday, John Danaher, head coach of the legendary Danaher Death Squad, announced that the team is no longer together as a single training and competition unit. Danaher announced the news via a lengthy

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John Danaher Reveals the Danaher Death Squad Approach to No-Gi Half Guard

John Danaher, arguably the best jiu-jitsu coach in the world, continues to pump out high quality instructionals. His most recent product focuses on the no-gi half guard — how to sweep, how to submit, and how to transition to other attacking positions. In a recent video with Bernardo Faria as

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Video: Gordon Ryan and Georges St-Pierre Training in Puerto Rico

Top no-gi grappler Gordon Ryan may be on an indefinite leave of absence from competition, but that hardly means he’s taking a break from training. And by the same token, all-time MMA great Georges St-Pierre might be retired from fighting, but he hasn’t stopped training. Recently, St-Pierre made the trip

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Throwback: Watch Garry Tonon Take On Shinya Aoki at ONE Championship

Garry Tonon is widely considered the most exciting competitor in submission grappling and jiu-jitsu. With that in mind, we’ll take any opportunity available to relive some of Tonon’s best performances. In 2017, before he had made his MMA debut, Tonon squared off with MMA submission specialist Shinya Aoki in a

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Nicky Ryan vs. Gabriel Almeida Added to Who’s Number One

The Who’s Number One (WNO) event scheduled for May 28 just added another high-profile match-up to the already stacked card. Fresh off his decision win over PJ Barch, Nicky Ryan of the Danaher Death Squad will take on Checkmat’s Gabriel Almeida. The match was announced by FloGrappling. View this post

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Exclusive: Oliver Taza Talks Training Atmosphere at DDS, Wrestling, and Leg Locks in IBJJF

Oliver Taza has been a fixture of the elite competitive jiu-jitsu scene for five years, and he’s spent the bulk of that time as a member of the famed Danaher Death Squad. Going from white through purple belt with Tristar head coach Firas Zahabi, then receiving his brown and black

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