I wanted to look into new BJJ instructional material but mostly because I was curious about John Danaher teaching products and wanted to this what was the fuss all about.
Everyone by now has heard that he is the head coach at Renzo Gracie Academy and his latest students are having massive success in nogi submission competition to the point that they call themselves the DDS (Danaher Death Squad).
To start with, John has a very slow and repetitive style of teaching.
It is not for everyone and I did get a bit bored in some of parts.
However, the information and the system is brilliant.
It does challenge some of the preconceived ideas and principles that we taught as white belts but it does make sense.
I guess that the concept of isolating one arm in order to improve your chances of strangling your training partner is not a new concept but John managed to create a well planned, detailed program detailed system.
But he does not stop at only covering the back position.
He also teach and demonstrate how to achieve similar results from different entries (like turtle to back take).
There is a lot of information to absorb and it took about 2 months to diffuse and implement the system to our advanced students.
So it was our topic for month of January & February for the advanced students.
I also started to teach some of the system to our fundamental program.
I was planning to teach the leg lock system for months of March & April but changed my mind and went for the front headlock system instead.
As we strictly follow IBJJF & SJJF rules, I felt it would be better to concentrate on a system that we can use.
I am kind of assuming that the leg lock system is full of knee reaping and heelhook and I just wanted to concentrate on techniques that our students can use for the NZ grappler National Nogi competition which on Saturday 06 April 2019.
Please note we will be train Gi Only from Monday 08 April 2019.
Also, we are still taking new members at our Sandringham location:
681 Sandringham Road,
Please come down for a free class or email us for more information.
Beginners and all level welcome.
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