Understanding Coach John Danaher Philosophy of Jiu Jitsu

“Jiu-Jitsu is an elaborate means of handicapping an opponent in ways that strongly undermine and degrade their athletic potential resulting in an unfair advantage in our favor which can be exploited to gain victory.” This sentence alone is enough to provide an insight into his depth of John Danaher’s philosophy and approach to the gentle art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The ever growing submission only scene is the main playground of the notorious Danaher Death Squad, although not their only one. The team centered around the profound teachings of Coach John Danaher has made some astonishing accomplishments. Eddie “The Wolverine” Cummings blasted the team to fame, closely followed by the always entertaining Gary Tenon. The Ryan brothers are the next generation of prodigies, with Gordon (aged 22) getting gold (weight) and silver (absolute) at the ADCC and Nicky (just 16) being the youngest ever ADCC competitor. … Continue reading Understanding Coach John Danaher Philosophy of Jiu Jitsu