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Since he burst onto the scene as George St. Pierre’s grappling coach in the late 2000’s, John Danaher has risen to be recognized as one of the foremost minds in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and competitive grappling.

More than just a coach, Danaher has garnered a reputation as a philosopher of the art. His social media is read by hundreds of thousands, serving as daily inspiration for students around the world. Danaher is able to take the complex and often contradictory rules of jiu-jitsu and break them down into universal concepts. 

And it’s not just talk: Danaher’s student’s are a who’s-who of combat sports. From MMA champions like George St. Pierre, to grappling phenoms like Gary Tonon and Nikki Ryan. His work speaks for itself.

We’ve assembled John Danaher’s most timeless and thought provoking writings, over one hundred passages in short segments. At just a few minutes per passage, they make for the perfect quick listen before hitting the gym, a quiet moment during morning coffee, or a long afternoon listen. 

Included are Danaher’s famous concepts of:

  • Division and unity
  • The fundamentals of guard passing and retention  
  • Kaizen and the mindset of constant improvement
  • Building the perfect armbars, strangulations, and leg attacks
  • The power of asymmetry-breaking paradigms in jiu-jitsu
  • The value of creating systems amongst the chaos of daily training

Scattered throughout are the fascinating little stories of John’s life, from a philosophy major in college, to a bouncer in New York City. It’s an amazing glimpse into the thinking of a modern jiu-jitsu master.

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  • Ernesto Polson
  • 14-04-21

wow!

it's like drinking water from a glacier of pure jiu jitsu wisdom for the modern age

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  • CJ H.
  • 11-02-21

Its a solid, thoughtful, & useful collection.

This is great for multiple listens. I glean a little something about either mindset or technique every time I go through it. In particular, the sections on triangles (Danaher was selling or developing an instructional at the time I think) have improved my game dramatically in both getting to the position & finishing the sub. Worth the money.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-11-20

Great listen.

Need at least a basic knowledge of BJJ to enjoy. The narrator does a great job Nd even sounds like Danaher.

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  • Shawn
  • 03-09-20

If you like bjj

If you like bjj you'll likely be intrested in this brief look inside the mind of Jiu Jitsu genius John Danaher.

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  • Joe
  • 23-06-20

Yoda muses

love danaher. finished without stopping no problem. starting over now... lots to glean from a true master

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  • Becky and tyler
  • 21-06-20

mind of a genius

exceptional. outstanding knowlege and input. the way he can explain situations will take you to a different level.