John Danaher Names Roger Gracie The Greatest Jiu-Jitsu Player of All Time

John Danaher might be the coach to the best current (or ever) no-gi grappler on the planet, Gordon Ryan. However, he’s not calling Ryan the greatest overall jiu-jitsu player ever; that distinction goes to Roger Gracie. In a recent appearance on the Lex Fridman Podcast, Danaher answered the question of

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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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Breaking: Gordon Ryan Signs With ONE Championship for MMA, Grappling

One of the most anticipated grappling to MMA cross-overs is finally about to happen. The CEO of ONE Championship, Chatri Sityodtong, announced on Tuesday that Gordon Ryan has signed with the promotion and will compete in both MMA and submission grappling. At the time of this writing, no other details

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John Danaher Previews DDS Matches at Who’s Number One

Just a day before Who’s Number One on February 26, John Danaher offered his thoughts on the two matches involving his students Gordon Ryan and Craig Jones. Jones is set to take on Team Atos representative Ronaldo Junior, while Ryan will face Roberto Jimenez in the co-main event. In typical

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Nathalia Santoro Promoted To Purple Belt By John Danaher

Last week we saw bodybuilder, fitness model, and jiu-jitsu competitor Nathalia Santoro get promoted to purple belt in BJJ after years of training under John Danaher. Alongside her purple belt, Nathalia was also awarded her first Danaher knife for her achievements – a statement Danaher Death Squad gift. She has

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