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Standing2Ground: Upper Body Takedowns by John Danaher

See why upper body takedowns offer unique advantages in submission grappling, and the highest percentage techniques for success in taking down talented opposition

  • Join Professor Danaher for special studies into some of his preferred upper body techniques, including the cow catcher, uki waza, sumi gaeshi, and more
  • Work with some of the best takedowns from control positions like underhooks, overhooks, pinch headlocks, and more
  • John Danaher is one of the world’s greatest grappling coaches, with championship students like Gordon Ryan, Georges St. Pierre, Garry Tonon, and more learning these systems from him at Team New Wave
  • Professor Danaher goes through specific takedowns that benefit older, less athletic grapplers so that any level of student can benefit from this instruction
  • Know more. Win more.

Course Content

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Volume 1

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Introduction 0
Upper Body Takedown Concepts - The Central Problem of Takedowns in Jiu Jitsu 4:30
Advantages of Upper body Takedowns 14:52
Disadvantages of Upper Body Takedowns 19:32
Minimum Athletic Requirements to Perform the Moves in This Video 25:44
Entering Into Upper Body Grips: The 3 Main Methods - The Legs as a Gateway to the Upper Body 31:16
Defending a Shot 33:39
Upper Body Grip Fighting 35:22
The First Great Training Method to Develop Upper Body Skills: Pummelling 40:56
The Second Great Training Method to Develop Upper Body Skills: Hip Jousting 50:49

Volume 2

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Special Study: The Cow Catcher - Mechanics 0
Two Approaches to the Cow Catcher: One Chin Strap First Two Tight Waist First 13:01
Go Behind Setups to the Cow Catcher 18:20
Reactions Based Off Elbow Position 24:19
The Perfect Compliment to the Cow Catcher: The Roll Through 26:57
Opponent's 2nd Line of Defense to Cow Catcher: Standing Up - Yoko Sumi Gaeshi 33:47
Ouchi Gari 41:53
A Great Setup For the Cow Catcher: Stopping a Shot 48:04
An Alternative Way of Entering the Cow Catcher: Waist First Chin Strap Second 55:26
Driilling Scene Featuring Placido Santos 1:03:08

Volume 3

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Special Study: Uki Waza - Arm Drag and Hip Variation 0
Special Note on Arm Drag and Hip Variation 11:40
2 on 1 Opponent Headlocks 14:28
Front Headlock Uki Waza 18:27
Overhook Uki Waza: The Lateral Drop 22:32
My Favorite Setup Overhook Uke Waza (Lateral Drop) 34:11
2 on 1 Uke Waza For the Strongest Lateral Drop 37:03

Volume 4

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Special Study: Sumi Gaeshi - Whizzer and Wrist Vs Single Leg 0
Lat and Wrist Vs Single Leg 10:40
Chest Wrap Sumi Gaeshi Vs Double Leg 15:07
Butterfly Sumi Gaeshi Vs Double Leg 21:05
Sumi Gaeshi Vs High Crotch 25:17
Yoko Sumi Gaeshi on the Mat 29:27
2 on 1 Yoko Sumi Gaeshi 34:12
Arm Drag Sumi Gaeshi 39:03
Special Study: Ude Gaeshi - Mechanics 44:09
Application 50:28
Setups 54:38
Mistakes To Avoid 59:16

Volume 5

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Throwing From the Overhook - Uki Goshi (Half Hip Throw) 0
Tai Otoshi 6:17
One Handed Tai Otoshi 9:21
Uchi Mata 11:57:00
Harai Goshi 22:01:00
Uki Waza 25:48:00
Kosoto Gake 30:23:00
Throwing from the Over/Under Tie Up - Uke Goshi (Half Hip Throw) 36:25
Single Knee Drop Variation 42:33
Double Knee Drop Variation 46:42
Uki Waza 50:28
Ouchi Gari (Inside Trip) 56:45
Step Around Kosoto Gake 1:02:04
Kosoto Gake Calf to Calf Variation 1:10:21

Volume 6

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Double Overhooks - Understanding Double Overhooks 0
Ouchi Gari (Inside Trip) 5:07
Step Around Kosoto Gake 10:00
Calf to Calf Kosoto Gake (Outside Trip) 14:53
Uki Waza Lateral Drop 20:55
Double Underhooks - Understanding Double Underhooks 24:21:00
Step Around Kosoto Gake (Outside Trip) 33:16:00
Calf to Calf Kosoto Gake (Outside Trip) 39:33:00
Back Bend Takedown 19:19:00
Ken Ken Uchi Mata 22:32:00
Uki Goshi (Hip Throw) 53:08
Uki Goshi High Lock 56:03
Tai Otoshi High Lock 1:02:19
Sasae Foot Sweep 1:05:44

Volume 7

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Throwing From an Underhook - Uki Goshi (Half Hip Throw) 0
Ogoshi (Full Hip Throw) 6:45
Tai Otoshi 11:26
Uchi Mata 17:14
Kouchi Trip (Small Inside Trip) 22:59:00
Placido Asks a Question 30:26:00
Pinch Headlock - Uki Goshi 44:36:00
Kosoto and Kouchi From Pinch Headlock 53:49
Reverse Lat Grip - Osoto Gari 57:03
Harai Goshi 1:08:05
Special Topic: Georges St. Pierre Hybrid Throw 1:12:26

Volume 8

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Upper Body Takedowns for Older/Less Athletic Athletes - What is it That Makes Upper Body Takedowns Difficult for Older and Less Athletic People 0
Tai Otoshi From Arm Drag and Lat Grip 4:20
The Uki Goshi Hustle 8:46
Arm Drag and Hip Kouchi Trip 11:41:00
The Lateral Drop Uke Waza 13:55:00
Uki Goshi (Half Hip Throw) 20:11
Kouchi Trip 23:45:00

See why upper body takedowns offer unique advantages in submission grappling, and the highest percentage techniques for success in taking down talented opposition

  • Join Professor Danaher for special studies into some of his preferred upper body techniques, including the cow catcher, uki waza, sumi gaeshi, and more
  • Work with some of the best takedowns from control positions like underhooks, overhooks, pinch headlocks, and more
  • John Danaher is one of the world’s greatest grappling coaches, with championship students like Gordon Ryan, Georges St. Pierre, Garry Tonon, and more learning these systems from him at Team New Wave
  • Professor Danaher goes through specific takedowns that benefit older, less athletic grapplers so that any level of student can benefit from this instruction
  • Know more. Win more.

Course Content

Expand All Sections

Volume 1

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Introduction 0
Upper Body Takedown Concepts - The Central Problem of Takedowns in Jiu Jitsu 4:30
Advantages of Upper body Takedowns 14:52
Disadvantages of Upper Body Takedowns 19:32
Minimum Athletic Requirements to Perform the Moves in This Video 25:44
Entering Into Upper Body Grips: The 3 Main Methods - The Legs as a Gateway to the Upper Body 31:16
Defending a Shot 33:39
Upper Body Grip Fighting 35:22
The First Great Training Method to Develop Upper Body Skills: Pummelling 40:56
The Second Great Training Method to Develop Upper Body Skills: Hip Jousting 50:49

Volume 2

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Special Study: The Cow Catcher - Mechanics 0
Two Approaches to the Cow Catcher: One Chin Strap First Two Tight Waist First 13:01
Go Behind Setups to the Cow Catcher 18:20
Reactions Based Off Elbow Position 24:19
The Perfect Compliment to the Cow Catcher: The Roll Through 26:57
Opponent's 2nd Line of Defense to Cow Catcher: Standing Up - Yoko Sumi Gaeshi 33:47
Ouchi Gari 41:53
A Great Setup For the Cow Catcher: Stopping a Shot 48:04
An Alternative Way of Entering the Cow Catcher: Waist First Chin Strap Second 55:26
Driilling Scene Featuring Placido Santos 1:03:08

Volume 3

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Special Study: Uki Waza - Arm Drag and Hip Variation 0
Special Note on Arm Drag and Hip Variation 11:40
2 on 1 Opponent Headlocks 14:28
Front Headlock Uki Waza 18:27
Overhook Uki Waza: The Lateral Drop 22:32
My Favorite Setup Overhook Uke Waza (Lateral Drop) 34:11
2 on 1 Uke Waza For the Strongest Lateral Drop 37:03

Volume 4

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Special Study: Sumi Gaeshi - Whizzer and Wrist Vs Single Leg 0
Lat and Wrist Vs Single Leg 10:40
Chest Wrap Sumi Gaeshi Vs Double Leg 15:07
Butterfly Sumi Gaeshi Vs Double Leg 21:05
Sumi Gaeshi Vs High Crotch 25:17
Yoko Sumi Gaeshi on the Mat 29:27
2 on 1 Yoko Sumi Gaeshi 34:12
Arm Drag Sumi Gaeshi 39:03
Special Study: Ude Gaeshi - Mechanics 44:09
Application 50:28
Setups 54:38
Mistakes To Avoid 59:16

Volume 5

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Throwing From the Overhook - Uki Goshi (Half Hip Throw) 0
Tai Otoshi 6:17
One Handed Tai Otoshi 9:21
Uchi Mata 11:57:00
Harai Goshi 22:01:00
Uki Waza 25:48:00
Kosoto Gake 30:23:00
Throwing from the Over/Under Tie Up - Uke Goshi (Half Hip Throw) 36:25
Single Knee Drop Variation 42:33
Double Knee Drop Variation 46:42
Uki Waza 50:28
Ouchi Gari (Inside Trip) 56:45
Step Around Kosoto Gake 1:02:04
Kosoto Gake Calf to Calf Variation 1:10:21

Volume 6

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Double Overhooks - Understanding Double Overhooks 0
Ouchi Gari (Inside Trip) 5:07
Step Around Kosoto Gake 10:00
Calf to Calf Kosoto Gake (Outside Trip) 14:53
Uki Waza Lateral Drop 20:55
Double Underhooks - Understanding Double Underhooks 24:21:00
Step Around Kosoto Gake (Outside Trip) 33:16:00
Calf to Calf Kosoto Gake (Outside Trip) 39:33:00
Back Bend Takedown 19:19:00
Ken Ken Uchi Mata 22:32:00
Uki Goshi (Hip Throw) 53:08
Uki Goshi High Lock 56:03
Tai Otoshi High Lock 1:02:19
Sasae Foot Sweep 1:05:44

Volume 7

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Throwing From an Underhook - Uki Goshi (Half Hip Throw) 0
Ogoshi (Full Hip Throw) 6:45
Tai Otoshi 11:26
Uchi Mata 17:14
Kouchi Trip (Small Inside Trip) 22:59:00
Placido Asks a Question 30:26:00
Pinch Headlock - Uki Goshi 44:36:00
Kosoto and Kouchi From Pinch Headlock 53:49
Reverse Lat Grip - Osoto Gari 57:03
Harai Goshi 1:08:05
Special Topic: Georges St. Pierre Hybrid Throw 1:12:26

Volume 8

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Upper Body Takedowns for Older/Less Athletic Athletes - What is it That Makes Upper Body Takedowns Difficult for Older and Less Athletic People 0
Tai Otoshi From Arm Drag and Lat Grip 4:20
The Uki Goshi Hustle 8:46
Arm Drag and Hip Kouchi Trip 11:41:00
The Lateral Drop Uke Waza 13:55:00
Uki Goshi (Half Hip Throw) 20:11
Kouchi Trip 23:45:00

Master Upper Body Takedowns With This 8-Volume Series From Professor John Danaher, As He Shows You Every Detail To The System His Students Used To Great Success At ADCC 2022

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What Will You Learn?

Improve your takedown attack with this 8-volume masterclass in upper body offense from perhaps the greatest grappling instructor on Earth - Professor John Danaher - as he shows you some of the same techniques his students used to dominate and win big at ADCC 2022. Use the strongest positions and moves from above the waist to gain control, take an opponent down, and start pinning and attacking immediately.

Professor John Danaher is one of the most popular and recognizable coaches in modern grappling, with students who have achieved at the highest levels of the sport using his innovative, groundbreaking systems. These are some of the same lessons that Professor Danaher has given students like Gordon Ryan, UFC Hall of Famer Georges St. Pierre, and Garry Tonon, now made available to students of all levels.

Use special specific study into some of John’s favorite upper body attacks, including the cow catcher, uke waza, sumi gaeshi, and more - each time breaking down how and why you can use each one to its maximum. Don’t just focus on one part of the body anymore with John’s coaching on how you can become a much more dynamic takedown threat with upper body offense like the trips and throws he goes through here.

So, What Exactly Do You Get?

PART 1

  • INTRODUCTION
  • UPPER BODY TAKEDOWN CONCEPTS

  • THE CENTRAL PROBLEM OF TAKEDOWNS IN JIU JITSU
  • ADVANTAGES OF UPPER BODY TAKEDOWNS
  • DISADVANTAGES OF UPPER BODY TAKEDOWNS
  • MINIMUM ATHLETIC REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM THE MOVES IN THIS VIDEO
  • ENTERING INTO UPPER BODY GRIPS: THE 3 MAIN METHODS

  • THE LEGS AS A GATEWAY TO THE UPPER BODY
  • DEFENDING A SHOT
  • UPPER BODY GRIP FIGHTING
  • THE FIRST GREAT TRAINING METHOD TO DEVELOP UPPER BODY SKILLS: PUMMELLING
  • THE SECOND GREAT TRAINING METHOD TO DEVELOP UPPER BODY SKILLS: HIP JOUSTING
  • PART 2

    SPECIAL STUDY: THE COW CATCHER

  • MECHANICS
  • TWO APPROACHES TO THE COW CATCHER: ONE CHIN STRAP FIRST TWO TIGHT WAIST FIRST
  • GO BEHIND SETUPS TO THE COW CATCHER
  • REACTIONS BASED OFF ELBOW POSITION
  • THE PERFECT COMPLIMENT TO THE COW CATCHER: THE ROLL THROUGH
  • OPPONENT'S 2ND LINE OF DEFENSE TO COW CATCHER: STANDING UP

  • YOKO SUMI GAESHI
  • OUCHI GARI
  • A GREAT SETUP FOR THE COW CATCHER: STOPPING A SHOT
  • AN ALTERNATIVE WAY OF ENTERING THE COW CATCHER: WAIST FIRST CHIN STRAP SECOND
  • DRILLING SCENE FEATURING PLACIDO SANTOS
  • PART 3

    SPECIAL STUDY UKI WAZA

  • ARM DRAG AND HIP VARIATION
  • SPECIAL NOTE ON ARM DRAG AND HIP VARIATION
  • 2 ON 1 OPPONENT HEADLOCKS
  • FRONT HEADLOCK UKI WAZA
  • OVERHOOK UKI WAZA: THE LATERAL DROP
  • MY FAVORITE SETUP OVERHOOK UKI WAZA (LATERAL DROP)
  • 2 ON 1 UKI WAZA FOR THE STRONGEST LATERAL DROP
  • PART 4

    SPECIAL STUDY: SUMI GAESHI

  • WHIZZER AND WRIST VS SINGLE LEG
  • LAT AND WRIST VS SINGLE LEG
  • CHEST WRAP SUMI GAESHI VS DOUBLE LEG
  • BUTTERFLY SUMI GAESHI VS DOUBLE LEG
  • SUMI GAESHI VS HIGH CROTCH
  • YOKO SUMI GAESHI ON THE MAT
  • 2 ON 1 YOKO SUMI GAESHI
  • ARM DRAG SUMI GAESHI
  • SPECIAL STUDY: UDE GAESHI

  • MECHANICS
  • APPLICATION
  • SETUPS
  • MISTAKES TO AVOID
  • PART 5

    THROWING FROM THE OVERHOOK

  • UKI GOSHI (HALF HIP THROW)
  • TAI OTOSHI
  • ONE HANDED TAI OTOSHI
  • UCHI MATA
  • HARAI GOSHI
  • UKI WAZA
  • KOSOTO GAKE
  • THROWING FROM THE OVER UNDER TIE UP

  • UKI GOSHI (HALF HIP THROW)
  • SINGLE KNEE DROP VARIATION
  • DOUBLE KNEE DROP VARIATION
  • UKI WAZA
  • OUCHI GARI (INSIDE TRIP)
  • STEP AROUND KOSOTO GAKE
  • KOSOTO GAKE CALF TO CALF VARIATION
  • PART 6

    DOUBLE OVERHOOKS

  • UNDERSTANDING DOUBLE OVERHOOKS
  • OUCHI GARI (INSIDE TRIP)
  • STEP AROUND KOSOTO GAKE
  • CALF TO CALF KOSOTO GAKE (OUTSIDE TRIP)
  • UKI WAZA LATERAL DROP
  • DOUBLE UNDERHOOKS

  • UNDERSTANDING DOUBLE UNDERHOOKS
  • STEP AROUND KOSOTO GAKE (OUTSIDE TRIP)
  • CALF TO CALF KOSOTO GAKE (OUTSIDE TRIP)
  • BACK BEND TAKEDOWN
  • KEN KEN UCHI MATA
  • UKI GOSHI (HIP THROW)
  • UKI GOSHI HIGH LOCK
  • TAI OTOSHI HIGH LOCK
  • SASAE FOOT SWEEP
  • PART 7

    THROWING FROM AN UNDERHOOK

  • UKI GOSHI (HALF HIP THROW)
  • OGOSHI (FULL HIP THROW)
  • TAI OTOSHI
  • UCHI MATA
  • KOUCHI TRIP (SMALL INSIDE TRIP)
  • PLACIDO ASKS A QUESTION
  • PINCH HEADLOCK

  • UKI GOSHI
  • KOSOTO AND KOUCHI FROM PINCH HEADLOCK
  • REVERSE LAT GRIP

  • OSOTO GARI
  • HARAI GOSHI
  • SPECIAL TOPIC: GEORGES ST. PIERRE HYBRID THROW
  • PART 8

    UPPER BODY TAKEDOWNS FOR OLDER LESS ATHLETIC ATHLETES

  • WHAT IS IT THAT MAKES UPPER BODY TAKEDOWNS DIFFICULT FOR OLDER AND LESS ATHLETIC PEOPLE
  • TAI OTOSHI FROM ARM DRAG AND LAT GRIP
  • THE UKI GOSHI HUSTLE
  • ARM DRAG AND HIP KOUCHI TRIP
  • THE LATERAL DROP UKI WAZA
  • UKI GOSHI (HALF HIP THROW)
  • KOUCHI TRIP
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