John Danaher is one of the finest Brazilian Jiu-Jits instructors in the world. If you’re into grappling, there is absolutely no way that name doesn’t ring a bell in your head.
Getting choked in BJJ is like getting knocked down in boxing – it happens more often than you like. Every BJJ practitioner has been choked out at least once and Danaher himself is not an exception.
The founder of the Danaher Death Squad and head coach at Renzo Gracie New York is known for producing students that have exceptional back-taking abilities and he often talks about his preference for taking the back and finishing with a choke above all else.
Check out this funny story about the time the BJJ legend got choked for the first time and what did he learn from it.