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.
Grappling Bulletin: Meregali Set To Try For First IBJJF Pans Title
Mar 13, 2023A three-time IBJJF world champion and four-time Brasileiros champion has registered for the 2023 IBJJF Pan Championships, trying to add to his collection of major titles.
Becoming Dangerous: The Rise Of Giancarlo Bodoni
Jan 31, 2023Becoming Dangerous tells the story of Giancarlo Bodoni's meteoric rise in the sport through winning ADCC East Coast Trials and culminating in his dominant performance at the 2022 ADCC World Championship.
John Danaher Finally Takes Off The Rashguard!?
Jan 18, 2023John Danaher has finally opted to remove his rash guard for more traditional torso attire.
Grappling Bulletin: Bodoni To Face Marinho For Tezos WNO Title On Feb. 25
Jan 16, 2023The 2022 ADCC 88kg World Champion Giancarlo Bodoni is getting his moment in the spotlight. On January 31, FloSports will release the feature length documentary, Becoming Dangerous: The Rise of Giancarlo Bodoni (more on that below). But first, breaking news about Bodoni, who has just signed to face the Tezos WNO light heavyweight champion Pedro Marinho in the co-main event at Tezos WNO: Ryan vs Pena II.
John Danaher On The 'Purity' Of No Time Limit Jiu-Jitsu
Jan 12, 2023Hear John Danaher discuss what he thinks about the no time limit rules for Gordon Ryan and Felipe Pena's February 25th match on WNO!
John Danaher On How To Train For No Time Limit Matches
Jan 12, 2023New Wave Jiu-Jitsu head coach John Danaher describes how to prepare for a no time limit match!
John Danaher On The "Pivotal Moment" Of Gordon/Felipe 3
Jan 12, 2023Hear what John Danaher thinks about the third match between Gordon Ryan and Felipe Pena before they meet for a fourth time!
"Almost Entirely About Tactics" Danaher On Gordon/Felipe Rematch
Jan 12, 2023New Wave Jiu-Jitsu head coach describes the tactical battle for the February 25th Gordon Ryan vs Felipe Pena rematch on WNO!
What John Danaher Thinks About Felipe Pena Joining Forces With Atos
Jan 12, 2023Hear John Danaher discuss Felipe Pena's new training environment as he prepares for his February 25th rematch with Gordon Ryan!
Grappling Bulletin: Will We See A Grand Slam In 2023?
Jan 9, 2023The IBJJF European Championships returns later this month, and with it, the 2023 IBJJF grand slam season. The four major events that make up the grand slam — Euros, Pans, Brasileiros and Worlds — are some of the most renowned in the jiu-jitsu universe. But to win each of them in the same year is a feat that few have ever managed, especially at the black belt level.
Teen Phenom Helena Crevar Joins New Wave Jiu-Jitsu
Dec 28, 2022At just 15 years of age, Helena Crevar has the most victories of any athlete in history on the Fight to Win stage. And that's not just against other teens. The Alliance Las Vegas blue belt has competed against brown and black belts, she's gone up in weight ranges.
New Blood: 12 ADCC First Timers Took The Podium In 2022
Oct 5, 2022Fourty-eight of the 96 competitors invited to ADCC this year had never previously competed on the biggest stage in submission wrestling. Those ADCC rookies came in numbers, and took the lionshare of the reward. Of the 24 available medals available across the eight divisions, half went to ADCC debutants, while two more went to ADCC veterans who had not previously won a medal.
The Biggest Teams Coming To ADCC 2022
Sep 14, 2022ADCC 2022 is just a few days away, and while some teams are sending one or two athletes to the event — a feat, itself — others are sending armies. These are the largest teams headed to ADCC in Las Vegas this weekend:
With 7 ADCC Vets In The -99kg Division, Does Meregali Deserve A Top 5 Seed?
Sep 12, 2022There are no champions returning to the -99kg division at ADCC 2022, leaving the division open for the taking. Still, top performers from several weight categories in years past have been invited to compete in this weight division in the most highly anticipated grappling event of all time.
Nicholas Meregali's Most Intriguing Potential Matchups At ADCC 2022
Aug 10, 2022Nicholas Meregali has impressed at every turn in his 2022 no-gi experiment.