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Based out of the Renzo Gracie academy in Manhattan, John Danaher is a highly-respected jiu-jitsu coach who has worked with many top grapplers including Gordon Ryan and Garry Tonon and trained MMA stars such as Georges St-Pierre and Chris Weidman.

  1. Grappling Bulletin: Gordon Ryan on Joe Rogan, What Did We Learn?

    Grappling Bulletin: Gordon Ryan on Joe Rogan, What Did We Learn?

    May 3, 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 LIVE on YouTube or Facebook.
  2. Johnny Tama And Oliver Taza Will Square Off At Who's Number One On March 26

    Johnny Tama And Oliver Taza Will Square Off At Who's Number One On March 26

    Mar 6, 2021

    Johnny Tama and Oliver Taza will join the Who’s Number One card on March 26 in a prelim match to be streamed live for free on FloGrappling’s Facebook and YouTube channels.
  3. Atos Shut Out DDS Athletes In 2020; Can They Continue Their Streak At WNO?

    Atos Shut Out DDS Athletes In 2020; Can They Continue Their Streak At WNO?

    Jan 27, 2021

    Atos and the Danaher Death Squad have been jousting for supremacy atop the no-gi scene for several years now. So it seems fitting to open 2021 with another installment of this intense rivalry in the main event at Who’s Number One.
  4. The Rear Triangle: Key Concepts Of Kaynan's New Weapon | Technique Showcase

    The Rear Triangle: Key Concepts Of Kaynan's New Weapon | Technique Showcase

    Dec 6, 2020

    Kaynan Duarte may have been testing out some new tricks during his double-gold medal run at No-Gi Pans in November. He submitted four of his five opponents, remarkably, with the same submission each time.
  5. 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.
  6. Nicky Ryan And Ethan Crelinsten Promoted To Black Belt

    Nicky Ryan And Ethan Crelinsten Promoted To Black Belt

    Nov 2, 2020

    They’ve been hunting some of the most talented black belts in the world for years. Now, Nicky Ryan and Ethan Crelinsten are, themselves, black belts.