John Danaher is generally perceived as one of the most important Jiu-Jitsu coaches of his generation. He is a BJJ black belt under Renzo Gracie and an instructor at Renzo Gracie’s academy in New York City, and is widely regarded within the grappling community as one of the best coaches of his generation. He also has a Ph.D. in philosophy.
Praised by some of the top figures in combat sports such as MMA coach Greg Jackson and Jiu-Jitsu legend Vinícius Draculino for his teaching capabilities and knowledge, Danaher is best recognized for his work with athletes such as Georges Saint Pierre, Garry Tonon, Gordon Ryan and Eddie Cummings known among BJJ fans as the Danaher Death Squad (DDS).
This is a masterclass by John Danaher on several topics related to the philosophy of martial arts, power of mind and body, smart use of time, and many other topics. May be foremost on what it means to be an expert. Danaher is far more powerful than any regular coach/motivator, transcending the simple paradigms to which many submit to find the truth within their passion. (To see his mastery in action, drop an eye also on this article: Five Tips To Pass Any Guard By John Danaher)
The full episode of this lengthy interview here (2:45.00 hours):