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The Danaher Death Squad is an elite group of grapplers who train under John Danaher and represent him in competition. Membership of the DDS is reserved only for selected students who train directly under John. 

  1. Studying Tye Ruotolo's Trend-Setting Leg Lock Defense

    Studying Tye Ruotolo's Trend-Setting Leg Lock Defense

    Apr 16, 2021

    There’s no hiding what Craig Jones will want to do in his upcoming match against Tye Ruotolo at FloGrappling's Who’s Number One. Jones is one of the best leg lockers in jiu-jitsu today. And though he has other weapons at his disposal, he has been most successful with the lower body attacks. He has an 83% submission rate, and more than half of his submission victories have come by leg lock.

  2. FloGrappling Seminar Series: Gordon Ryan On April 29th

    FloGrappling Seminar Series: Gordon Ryan On April 29th

    Apr 8, 2021

    The FloGrappling Seminar Series returns in April, with a two hour long seminar taught by the biggest star in the sport, Gordon Ryan. This seminar will take place in Austin, Texas, from 7-9 PM on April 29th, for the cost of $150.

  3. PJ Barch Will Be The First Competitor To Face Gordon & Nicky Ryan

    PJ Barch Will Be The First Competitor To Face Gordon & Nicky Ryan

    Apr 7, 2021

    More than five years after his match with Gordon Ryan, PJ Barch is now slated to face the younger Nicky Ryan at FloGrappling’s Who’s Number One: Craig Jones vs Tye Ruotolo later this month on April 30. 

  4. Looking Back At The Most Controversial Match In WNO History

    Looking Back At The Most Controversial Match In WNO History

    Apr 5, 2021

    PSA: Stop what you’re doing and watch the above highlight video of Ethan Crelinstein and Kade Ruotolo’s first match held back at  FloGrappling WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Kyle Boehm back in April 2020.  

  5. Grappling Bulletin: Andy Murasaki's Black Belt Debut Was Just About Perfect

    Grappling Bulletin: Andy Murasaki's Black Belt Debut Was Just About Perfect

    Apr 5, 2021

    Don't forget to watch the Grappling Bulletin podcast, every Monday at 3:30pm ET. Watch it on FloGrappling.com or the app, or catch it on YouTube or Facebook. 

  6. 4 Ranked Athletes Headline The 170 lb Emerald City Invitational Tournament

    4 Ranked Athletes Headline The 170 lb Emerald City Invitational Tournament

    Apr 1, 2021

    **Updated: Oliver Taza was previously included on this list. As of Monday, April 5, he has pulled out of the bracket.