TECHNIQUE

John Danaher breaks down the system’s based approach of Jiujitsu and how he found a way to introduce Leg Locks. For years Jiujitsu has been a single directional game, always moving from the legs towards the head. But by introducing leg locks to the system, it changes the very nature of the sport. Now, for the first time Jiujitsu has become a two directional sport where you can now move back from the head towards the legs. This results in opening up much more submissions than the traditional game of Jiujitsu.

John Danaher is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) black belt under Renzo Gracie and an instructor at Renzo’s academy in New York City, being widely regarded by within the grappling community as one of the best coaches of his generation. Praised by some of the prime figures in combat sports such as mixed martial arts (MMA) guru Greg Jackson and jiu jitsu legend Vinicius “Draculino” for his knowledge and teaching capabilities, Danaher is best known for his work with athletes such as Georges St-Pierre, Garry Tonon, Gordon Ryan and Eddie Cummings known among BJJ fans as the Danaher Death Squad (DDS).