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ADCC, BJJ, Dean Lister, Grappling, Jiu Jitsu, Joe Rogan, Joe Rogan Experience Podcast, John Danaher, leg attacks, leg submissions, Matt Serra, Renzo Gracie, ricardo almeida, Team Renzo Gracie -

This week, the inimitable John Danaher sat down with Joe Rogan on the wildly successful Joe Rogan Experience Podcast to share his thoughts on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA.  John Danaher is the much sought after grappling coach of MMA legend Georges St. Pierre and the leader of the aptly named Danaher Death Squad, made up primarily by Garry Tonon, Gordon Ryan, his brother Nicky Ryan, Oliver Taza and others. During the podcast, John was recalling the course of his career and how he had become one of the leading experts on the controversial area of leg submissions.  He recalled...

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ADCC, Bernardo Faria, BJJ, Craig Jones, Danaher Death Squad, Garry Tonon, Gordon Ryan, Jiu Jitsu, John Danaher, leg attacks, leg submissions, lower body submissions, Submission Grappling, Submissions, techniques, Tom DeBlass -

Unless you've been living under a rock and probably not training BJJ for the last 5 or so years, you have heard about the rise of the leg submission game.  With more and more grapplers walking in the footsteps of OGs likes Dean Lister and starting to attack the lower half of the body, coupled with the rise of grappling events and tournaments that have a much more liberal rule set that allows for all of the leg attacks, these techniques have become far more than 'dirty thieves' but have now become essential.  Adding them to your repetoire, especially if...

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ADCC, Garry Tonon, Gordon Ryan, Grappling, Jiu Jitsu, John Danaher, tom deblass -

The dust is settling, falling like snow on the landscape in Finland as the world's elite grappling and jiu jitsu competitors reflect on the weekend's battles.  Most will go home, reflecting on matches which given another chance, they may have won.  A select few will go home bearing medals, some bronze, some silver, and a few gold.  One of those athletes entered the competition battlefield full of bravado, promised the world he would shock us, and he did.  Facing arguably the most stacked division in the -88kg division, Gordon foreshadowed victory and the path he took could have been scripted...

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bjj, Dean Lister, helio gracie, IBJJF, Jiu Jitsu, John Danaher, leg attacks, oswaldo fadda, submissions -

Leg and foot locks have long carried an air of controversy which continues to this day.  The murky history of the development and subversion of the leg game allegedly begins with the legendary rivalry between the Gracie's and the branch of the jiu jitsu family tree headed up by Luiz Franca.  The story goes that Oswalda Fadda and his group of students challenged Helio Gracie and his top students to challenge matches.  Legend tells us that the Fadda group with it's knowledge and use of foot locks defeated many of the Gracie students.  It is alleged that this was the...

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garry tonon, inside heel hooks, joe rogan podcast, john danaher, kimura -

Garry "The Lion Killer" Tonon is one of the top and most exciting grappling competitors on the BJJ scene today.  His frantic, almost reckless approach can generate a spike in spectator and fan heart rates which would rival Garry's own on the competition mats.  Known most famously for his devastating inside heel hooks and other leg attacks, Garry also known as a master of positions like rear naked chokes and kimuras.   Garry Tonon received his black belt from ADCC and UFC veteran Tom DeBlass.  Tonon was DeBlass' first black belt.  He currently heads up Brunswick BJJ in New Jersey,...

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