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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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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19-Year Old DDS Prospect Daniel Manasoiu Wins ADCC Romania Nationals as Blue Belt

Although the Danaher Death Squad might no longer be a team, grapplers from that squad will continue to make waves. Over the weekend, Daniel Manasoui — a 19-year old grappler that had been training under John Danaher in Puerto Rico — won double gold, submitting all of his opponent at

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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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Video: Gordon Ryan Teaches Side Triangle (Yoko Sankaku) Submission Dilemma

Top pound-for-pound no-gi grappler Gordon Ryan may be on an indefinite leave of absence from competition, but his instructional content isn’t going anywhere. So if you’re feeling stressed out by the recent news that the Danaher Death Squad was disbanding, cheer yourself up with a classic submission dilemma — a

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Craig Jones Announces He Will Continue Training With Nicky Ryan, Nick Rodriguez, Ethan Crelinsten

Over the weekend, the jiu-jitsu world was shook with the news that the famed Danaher Death Squad was disbanding. In head coach John Danaher’s statement regarding the news, he didn’t mention specific plans for any team members moving forward. On Monday, Craig Jones announced that he will continue to train

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‘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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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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