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What Will You Learn?
One Irony is that the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu point system was created so that pins are awarded points in ascending value - Back Mount is largely considered the best position, yet if you go to a class anywhere in America and the class does back drills you’ll see a bunch of students flailing around on the floor and no one is choking anyone - John incredulously refers to this situation as “A Complete Disaster..”.
The problem? No one has any advantage - the guy starts on the back and he’s trying to choke the guy with one of his two hands and the guy he’s fighting is blocking - with his 2 hands - and nothing gets done... all of John’s systems are based on the same principle that you should look to have an advantage and exploit that advantage til the end.
John doesn’t ever fight on equal terms... when he or his guys get the back - they fall to one side and they capture an arm - and they win.. almost every time..
By focusing on the same principles that created one of the most feared submission systems ever, John feels he has perfected and revolutionized the way his athletes can attack from the back. His athletes move from attack to attack, constantly creating more and more advantages for themselves, until they are getting the tap.
The DDS guys keep racking up choke victories against some of the best in the world. John’s athletes have tapped out champions like Yuri Simoes, Romulo Barral, Vagner Rocha, AJ Agazarm, and Luiz Panza, all from the back! Results don’t lie!
It’s one thing to hit these moves in the gym, or against unproven competitors, but these are systems that even the best fall into. Look no further than to when two ADCC gold medalists fought! Yuri Simoes fought Danaher pupil Gordon Ryan in a superfight, and even then, it ended with Gordon taking the back, isolating and trapping Yuri, fencing away all his defenses, and sinking in the choke for the win. This is not an isolated event, either! Gordon did the same thing to Romulo Barral in Abu Dhabi (as he marched to a gold medal finish), choking out the world champion in a matter of minutes from the back. It’s not just Gordon either!
Even after years away from the sport, when Georges St. Pierre returned to the UFC in 2017, it was with the John Danaher Back Attack System that he sunk in his championship-winning rear naked choke. This system has been tested against the best in the world and it has passed with flying colors!
The choke from the back is nearly synonymous with submission grappling. It’s a dominant and safe technique that can work against any opponent if done right. Even still, most don’t spend much time practicing it, and even fewer spend the time to really innovate around it. John has done that to great success, and now he’s here to share those details with you!
The scenario has played out in submission only competitions so many times you can see it coming a mile away: A Danaher-trained athlete goes through the full regulation fight without a submission, and it’s their turn to pick if they’ll attack from the mount or the back. What happens next? They always choose the back and then they finish at an over 80% rate! To be tapping people that often from any position is jaw-dropping!
After this Video Series, there will be no more letting people slip away, no more getting frustrated trying to pry under the chin, and no more having to sit and wait for a mistake. You’ll learn all the strategies and techniques you need to become a submission ace from the back too. Are you ready to enter the system?
If you’re looking for a series to always have an advantage and be able to get to and finish efficiently and easily - even against black belts - then you need to see this
John Danaher's Background:
In every Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu circle, one coaches name keeps popping up with a mystique and aura built on the success of his athletes, and his secrets to their game: John Danaher. This Renzo Gracie black belt instructor is taking over more and more by the day as his students continue to excel.
John Danaher's approach to modern grappling is truly unique, blending method, technique, and strategy in ways that no one else is. Originally a student of philosophy, this native New Zealander’s obsession with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s principles and fundamentals has led him on a journey to discovering some of the most effective and efficient forms of modern grappling we have. John is a modern warrior-poet, able to explain not just how a move works but also why it works, when it works, and how it could be done better.
This perspective and approach has led to a wave of success that has shaken up sport jiu-jitsu in a big way. His athletes don’t play for advantages or decision, they are aggressively hunting the tap, and constantly using superior game plans and systems to overwhelm people. Danaher Death Squad black belts dominate sub-only tournaments like EBI and Polaris, and Gordon Ryan is one of the biggest stars in grappling after electrifying wins over elite athletes at the Abu Dhabi Combat Championships.
An original mystique was built and cultivated around a long-ignored facet of BJJ, the leg lock. So often it was seen as a cheap attack or a desperation move for someone who couldn’t pass guard well enough. A few guys were better than others, but few at an elite level really bothered focusing below the waist. John recognized the potential these moves had, and spent years experimenting and refining his approach before finding a bulletproof system that he could help others to replicate.
The current coach of Renzo Gracie’s New York City academy has never been a typical fighter. He holds a JD in philosophy from Columbia, and his instructions can often more closely resemble a physics lesson or logic puzzle than a martial arts technique. He leaves no stone unturned in giving information to anyone who will listen and follow. This obsessive embrace of fundamental principles of fighting has even inspired the elite MMA community, with championship fighters like Georges St. Pierre and Jake Shields making regular pilgrimages to learn from Danaher and the DDS squad.
From that original appeal, the name recognition and respect has only grown as people see the mix of art and science involved. This is not just a bunch of specialists who only leg lock and jump onto people’s feet every chance they get, this is a group of well-rounded and well-coached athletes who all trust their coach to guide them to new heights.
So, What's On The Series?
Back Attack System Overview
The Back As Ultimate Position
Limitations of Straitjacket System
Introduction to Straightjacket System
General Reflections on the Back
Strangle Hand/Control Hand Dichotomy
Fundamental Insight of Offense & Defense on The Back: The head trap
Alignment and Deficit Problem
Solving Alignment Problem - Understanding
Protecting The Bottom Hook
Through Movement - 2
Solving The Deficit Problem
SOLVING THE PINNED ARM PROBLEM
Hidden Hand Principle
Specific Grips Principle
Closed Wedges Principle
Double Straight Direct Grip
Single Cross Grip
Double Cross / Indirect Grip
Double Cross / Direct Grips
Neck Penetration System
New Theory of Strangling Mechanics
One Handed Strangle
Technical Notes on Rear Naked Strangle
Intro Overarm Side
Overarm Side / Wedging Method
Overarm Side / Side Switching Method
Working of Straitjacket System Conclusion
Auxiliary Systems Introduction
Rear Triangle System
Reverse Top Lock System
Cross Body Ride
Leg Attacks 2
Arm Attack/Hammer Lock
Establishing Hooks and Rear Mounts Introduction
Foot and Knee Entries
Near Side Entries 01
Near Side Entries 02
Near Side Entries 03
Near Side Entries 04
Near Side Entries 05
Rolling Entries 01
Rolling Entries 02
FOUR Point Position