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Black belt under Garry Tonon, John Danaher and Tom DeBlass. Winner of EBI 6, Newaza Challenge, 2016 No-Gi Worlds (brown belt) and many super fights.

  1. John Danaher And The Entire DDS Will Join Gordon Ryan In Puerto Rico!

    John Danaher And The Entire DDS Will Join Gordon Ryan In Puerto Rico!

    Nov 23, 2020

    After the big news last week about how Gordon Ryan is moving to Puerto Rico, everyone wondered what the training situation would be like for the P4P #1 grappler on earth. It sounds like after Gordon, Nicky, Nat and Big Gord linked up with Mo Jassim down in Dorado, the entire Danaher Death Squad will be joining them shortly.

  2. Exclusive: Gordon Ryan Has Moved To Puerto Rico! Details Inside!

    Exclusive: Gordon Ryan Has Moved To Puerto Rico! Details Inside!

    Nov 19, 2020

    Gordon Ryan is the biggest star in the sport, so it's no surprise that when The King announced his plans to pack up and leave New Jersey, shockwaves were felt throughout grappling social media. 

  3. No-Gi Rankings Reboot Explained!

    No-Gi Rankings Reboot Explained!

    Nov 17, 2020

    I made some drastic changes to the FloGrappling Official No-Gi Rankings this week, with the end result being three additional weight classes and a women's pound-for-pound ranking.

  4. How Do These Heavyweights Pass So Smoothly? | Technique Showcase

    How Do These Heavyweights Pass So Smoothly? | Technique Showcase

    Nov 14, 2020

    Competitors at the heaviest weight classes are often associated with heavy, unidirectional passing. We often see the heavy, super heavy, and ultra heavyweights forcing their ways into their opponents half guards and then slowly grinding forward to earn a pass. 

  5. Gordon Ryan Is Leaving New York, Where Will He Go?

    Gordon Ryan Is Leaving New York, Where Will He Go?

    Nov 11, 2020

    Gordon Ryan has always been a polarizing figure in the grappling community. Maybe it's the crown, the middle fingers or the constant roasting of his adversaries on social media, but the top ranked grappler on earth is sort of a love him or hate him kind of guy. While he has a legion of die hard fans, ready to go wild on a business like Ruth's Chris Steakhouse or Macy's at a moments notice, there is an equally sized amount of haters ready to comment "Felipe Pena 2-0" on any random, not even jiu-jitsu related post.

  6. Five No-Gi Pans Competitors Could Make History | Grappling By The Numbers

    Five No-Gi Pans Competitors Could Make History | Grappling By The Numbers

    Oct 29, 2020

    There are 14 ADCC veterans registered for the 2020 No-Gi Pans in November.