The Danaher Death Squad was a group of grapplers who trained under John Danaher and represented him in competition. The team disbanded in July 2021, with Danaher, Gordon Ryan, Garry Tonon and others forming New Wave Jiu-Jitsu, while Craig Jones, Nicky Ryan, Nick Rodriguez and Ethan Crelinsten formed the break-off B-Team.
7 Stories You Need To Follow Ahead Of ADCC 2022
Jan 7, 2022The 2022 Jiu-Jitsu season will soon erupt into full swing. A year that’s sure to be packed with twists and turns, upsets and breakthrough moments, 2022 is bound to be unpredictable.
Grappling Bulletin: 2021, A Year of Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling in Review
Jan 4, 2022The return of Worlds, the growth of WNO, and the emergence of a new generation of champion grapplers– just a handful of the high points of a rollercoaster 12-month period that rarely took its foot off the gas pedal. Of course, there were also less positive happenings; confrontations, team splits, and more.
Six Fascinating Facts From The 2021 WNO Season | Grappling By The Numbers
Dec 30, 2021The most recent year of WNO produced some of the most exciting jiu-jitsu matches in history. Champions were crowned, stars were made, rivalries were born, and submissions were made popular on the WNO mats. With the 2021 season complete, and the first event of the 2022 season just a few weeks away, now is our chance to look back on the past season and identify which teams, athletes, divisions and techniques stood out most.
Exclusive: The Top Names Registered At 66 kg For The ADCC East Coast Trials
Oct 26, 2021More than 150 athletes have registered for the 66 kg division at the 1st North American ADCC Trials, the East Coast Trials taking place on November 6-7 in Atlantic City, NJ.
Grappling Bulletin: Coral Belt Yvonne Duarte Makes Jiu-Jitsu History
Aug 23, 2021One of the best-known slogans in grappling is "jiu-jitsu for everyone". This is the motto of Gracie Barra, the world's largest network of Brazilian jiu-jitsu gyms, and it reflects their mission of getting all kinds of people onto the mats and practicing this amazing art we all love so much.
Gordon Ryan & Team Announce Plans To Open Jiu-Jitsu Academy In Austin, TX
Jul 26, 2021Gordon Ryan announced on Instagram today that he intends to open a jiu-jitsu gym with his team in Austin, TX.
Craig Jones Announces "B-Team" After DDS Break-Up
Jul 26, 2021A day after the news that the Danaher Death Squad is splitting up, Craig Jones made a post on Instagram suggesting that he and three former DDS team members would remain together in a group called "The B-Team."
Grappling Bulletin: Danaher Death Squad Announces Team Split
Jul 26, 2021John Danaher released shocking news on his Instagram page yesterday, announcing the breakup of the Puerto Rico-based Danaher Death Squad.
Nicky Ryan Finally Lived Up To Training Room Lore With Win vs Dante Leon
Jul 21, 2021Over the last twelve months, those in the training room with the Danaher Death Squad have said that Nicky Ryan is one of the toughest athletes in the room, perhaps second only to his brother, Gordon. Squad members — and Nicky Ryan himself — have talked about the evolution of the 20-year old’s game, and the development of his guard passing and wrestling. He displayed some of these skills this year in WNO matches against guys like PJ Barch and Gabriel Almeida, but each of those victories fell short of the hype we’d been sold from Puerto Rico.
Duarte Earns Record Submission Win vs Diniz at Road To ADCC
Jul 18, 2021Kaynan Duarte submitted Matheus Diniz with a cloverleaf leg lock just two minutes and three seconds into the main event at FloGrappling's Road To ADCC on Saturday, July 17.
Official Weigh-In Results & Photos | FloGrappling's Road To ADCC
Jul 16, 2021All 12 athletes are weighed in and ready for FloGrappling’s Road To ADCC.
Craig Jones Looks For 3rd Straight Win Against Atos At Road To ADCC
Jul 6, 2021Craig Jones enter his Road To ADCC match against Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa on a six match win streak, including five submissions. Three of those wins have come in 2021, and two of them were against Hulk's Atos teammates Ronaldo Junior and Tye Ruotolo.
Gordon Ryan And John Danaher Seminar July 16th In Austin!
Jun 29, 2021The FloGrappling seminar series continues on Friday, July 16th, when the P4P king Gordon Ryan returns to teach another seminar, this time joined by DDS head coach John Danaher.
No.3 LW Ethan Crelinsten Takes On No.4 FW Gabriel Sousa At Fight To Win 175
Jun 26, 2021Fight to Win is back again on Friday, June 26 for another night of grappling superfights. In the main event, Danaher Death Squad's Ethan Crelinsten will face the no.4-ranked featherweight, Gabriel Sousa in a no-gi match. Sousa has been clawing his way toward the top of the rankings, and will meet a heavier opponent in Crelinsten, the no.3-ranked lightweight.
Hollywood Mike's WNO Match Ratings
Jun 22, 2021Who’s Number One (WNO) has always been about putting on the most exciting grappling matches possible. This is reflected in the athletes we try to use on the cards, athletes known for caring about putting on a show and entertaining the fans. Our ruleset is designed to favor those who consistently attack and aggressive athletes have been the most successful by far.