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    #328 – John Danaher: Submission Grappling, ADCC, Animal Combat, and Knives

    A corner man's role is to help the athlete stay focused with efficient warm up and avoid being a cheerleader in order to be better prepared and confident to face the opponent and secure a victory.

    enOctober 10, 2022

    About this Episode

    John Danaher is one of the greatest coaches and minds in martial arts history. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Audible: https://audible.com/lex to get 30-day free trial - Calm: https://calm.com/lex to get 40% off premium - Indeed: https://indeed.com/lex to get $75 credit - MasterClass: https://masterclass.com/lex to get 15% off - Eight Sleep: https://www.eightsleep.com/lex to get special savings EPISODE LINKS: John's Instagram: https://instagram.com/danaherjohn Watch full matches at FloGrappling: https://flograppling.com PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://lexfridman.com/podcast Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lwqZIr Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2nEwCF8 RSS: https://lexfridman.com/feed/podcast/ YouTube Full Episodes: https://youtube.com/lexfridman YouTube Clips: https://youtube.com/lexclips SUPPORT & CONNECT: - Check out the sponsors above, it's the best way to support this podcast - Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lexfridman - Twitter: https://twitter.com/lexfridman - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lexfridman - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lexfridman - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lexfridman - Medium: https://medium.com/@lexfridman OUTLINE: Here's the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time. (00:00) - Introduction (07:51) - Road to ADCC (26:23) - Danaher Death Squad (35:07) - Mental preparation (59:52) - Gordon Ryan (1:56:50) - Giancarlo Bodoni (2:21:57) - Garry Tonon (2:35:54) - Nicholas Meregali (2:51:21) - Ruotolo brothers (3:01:00) - Takedowns (3:05:19) - GSP (3:13:48) - Renzo Gracie (3:18:24) - Boris (3:22:15) - Ali Abdelaziz (3:24:41) - Khabib Nurmagomedov (3:28:33) - Joe Rogan playing pool (3:31:47) - Advice for grapplers (3:41:43) - Day in the life (3:48:25) - Bear vs Gorilla vs Lion vs Anaconda (4:26:12) - Tom Hardy (4:37:46) - Emojis (4:40:15) - Love (4:45:38) - Fighting to the death (4:49:25) - Knives

    🔑 Key Takeaways

    • Despite difficult decisions and increasing tensions, John Danaher's loyalty and perseverance led his team to great success in the ADCC tournament.
    • When faced with hard times, having patience and working hard can lead to positive results.
    • Hard work and dedication are essential for achieving any goal, regardless of experience.
    • Hard work, dedication, and believing in yourself can help you overcome adversity and achieve success.
    • Mental preparation is 95% physical and physical skills can bring confidence to achieve any mental state.
    • Confidence is key to success and can be built through sustained practice, starting with less challenging opponents and working up to more difficult ones. Focus on what you do every day and ignore distractions to build the confidence to perform on the big day.
    • Athletes should view training and competition as normal activities, and remember the pageantry and theatrics of competitions are illusions. To prevent injury, athletes should use competitions as reminders to focus on skill development during training, to stay confident and motivated.
    • Gordon Ryan is an inspiration for every athlete, showing what can be achieved through unmatched technical depth, tactical insight, and confidence. His success was due to the guidance of his coach John Danaher.
    • To be successful in ADCC competition, one must be well prepared and have the right strategies, such as going for the legs or back when fighting bigger opponents and using quick submissions and low stress positions.
    • Specific tactics like sitting to the bottom position and using the power half Nelson can help reduce energy expenditure while achieving goals.
    • A corner man's role is to help the athlete stay focused with efficient warm up and avoid being a cheerleader in order to be better prepared and confident to face the opponent and secure a victory.
    • Gordon's ambition and dedication to Jiu-Jitsu was demonstrated through his match against Victor Hugo, where he used his guard passing and quick movements to outwit his opponent and gain the victory, despite his two gold medals.
    • Gordon Ryan's ability to win his match against Suza in under 10 seconds showcased his impressive skill and high level of perfectionism, as well as his unique strategy of using 'straight ahimi'.
    • Confidence is important in competition, but it is essential to practice and train hard in order to ensure success.
    • Gordon Ryan is an exceptional athlete with an astounding memory, an ambition to succeed, and an undying commitment to perfect technique, which has enabled him to dominate in any competition.
    • Focus on the fun of the game and remember that it is possible to enjoy the challenge even when competing against people of different skill levels. Strategizing is key to success, so take risks and allow your opponent to take you down in the first 10 minutes of the match.
    • Gordon Ryan's judo technique included taking the initiative, using a body lock to shut down entries, being disciplined with elbow and knee positioning, and keeping fists close to his shoulder. This allowed him to win the match in less than two minutes without expending much energy or getting injured.
    • This match was an example of the highest ideals of jujitsu, as both athletes Gordon Ryan and Andre Galvao demonstrated their commitment to excellence.
    • Make sure you are prepared for any situation, as adversity can come in many forms. Be resilient and stay focused in the face of adversity.
    • With commitment and determination, anyone can overcome their weaknesses and excel in the sport.
    • Dedication and hard work can lead to great success.
    • John Carlo Badone's remarkable determination and discipline in his grappling journey ultimately paid off, as he was able to win a match against the defending gold medalist due to the emphasis on foot sweeping attacks he had practiced diligently.
    • With the right technique, strategy and physical fitness, we can achieve success, even in difficult situations.
    • Dedication to improving technique can lead to success in any endeavor.
    • Understanding one's strengths and weaknesses is essential to being successful in Jiu-Jitsu, as different approaches suit different athletes depending on their size and speed. Focusing on an athlete's strengths can ensure success.
    • With determination, hard work and smarts, even unathletic people can be successful in jujitsu.
    • Understand the situation before making a decision when competing; the goal should always be to avoid injury and to better defend oneself.
    • Even if we don't reach our goals, our hard work and dedication can have a huge impact.
    • Committing to your goals and considering your capabilities are important to achieve success. With determination, hard work and training, you can reach your desired goal, even if it is unrealistic.
    • With 15 years of experience, excellent coaching, parental support and hard work, John Carlo achieved his dream of winning an ADCC championship.
    • Developing a game which uses movement and specialized strangle holds can help to outmaneuver opponents and turn weaknesses into strengths.
    • With hard work and dedication, anyone can learn the skills and techniques of jiu-jitsu.
    • John was an innovator in the martial arts world who combined his expertise in wrestling with his karate and boxing kickboxing skills to create a unique takedown approach which was highly successful.
    • Difficulties and challenges provide opportunities for progress and growth, which can be achieved through an integration of various martial arts skills.
    • Having a mentor can be a great source of knowledge and guidance, and Boris was able to use his mentor's guidance to become a Jujitsu legend before his 40th birthday.
    • Learning from remarkable people like John Danaher and Ali Abdulaziz is a great way to grow and develop.
    • Before walking into the gym, have a plan and be prepared to make the most of your training time. Utilize drills, pay attention to details, and focus on one concept at a time to maximize your training session.
    • Self-discovery is the most powerful tool to improve in Jujitsu, so use video research to identify weaknesses and elements to bring into your game.
    • John Danaher believes that setting goals and focusing on one thing for a period of time can lead to great progress in martial arts. He practices this philosophy in his own training by taking breaks after competitions and limiting sessions to one per day to maximize focus.
    • John Danaher is an expert martial arts teacher who takes the time to reflect on his classes and adjust his teaching accordingly. He also lives a lifestyle of minimalism, dedicating himself to his purpose and being mindful of what is important in life. He balances his focus and mindfulness with an enjoyable private life that includes occasionally going out for dinner and having fun.
    • While strength is an important factor when looking at animals, intelligence and aggression levels should also be taken into account.
    • Winning a fight requires a combination of skills, attributes, and experience as well as the ability to initiate combat, disengage, end a fight efficiently, and endure a conflict longer than the opponent. Concentration of force and ambush tactics are often used as successful strategies.
    • Endurance, surprise, tactics, and practice are all key elements in winning a fight. Understanding these elements and how to apply them can be the difference between success and failure in a fight.
    • Every animal has unique strengths and weaknesses, and it is important to understand these to appreciate the beauty of nature.
    • The lion has the advantage in the wild due to its strength and speed, but if they were in a cage, the bear would have the edge due to its endurance hunting abilities.
    • Lions have an advantage due to their ambush ability and superior night vision, making them more likely to win in a fight against a bear.
    • Size, endurance and speed all need to be taken into account when determining the outcome of physical contests.
    • Jujitsu is a powerful tool that can have life-changing impacts on those who practice it, providing them with resilience and calm, as well as a renewed sense of purpose and community.
    • Martial Arts can be a powerful tool to help veterans transition back into civilian life, providing a sense of camaraderie, hard work, and a safe and supportive community.
    • Love requires vulnerability, humility and a sense of fun to bring joy and fulfillment. It should be approached with an open mind and heart.
    • It is better to learn from experiences than from studying or analyzing too much and striking a balance between our sense of self and our sense of self preservation is the key to having fulfilling relationships.
    • Finding the perfect balance between hardness and softness is essential for true mastery of one's craft. The weapon of choice – the knife – serves as a reminder of the importance of balance, both in martial arts and in life.
    • This story serves as a reminder that hard work and dedication can lead to greatness and teaches us to recognize and appreciate greatness in others.

    📝 Podcast Summary

    Loyalty and Perseverance Leads to Great Success

    Though faced with difficult decisions, John Danaher remained loyal to his students and decided to move with them to Puerto Rico amid the Covid pandemic.Despite the close living quarters, tensions between two brothers increased and reconciliation attempts failed.Despite this, John Danaher was determined to keep the team together and decided to move everyone to Texas in order to ensure they could train together and maximize their success in the ADCC tournament.Ultimately, the team achieved great success, proving that loyalty and perseverance can lead to great success.

    Facing Difficult Times with Patience, John's Hard Work Pays Off

    John was facing a difficult situation when the team had to move to Austin.He had to find a new place to train and the main athlete Gordon Ryan was going through a tough period with his health.John had a lot of experience dealing with trying times and he knew that with patience, things would get better.He started teaching at a local school and he saw potential in some of the students.He recruited them to another gym and encouraged them to work hard in the team.Soon enough, more and more people started joining the program and Gordon even found a promising athlete when he was filming in Boston.John's confidence and hard work paid off and the team was able to build their skills and prepare for ADCC 2022.

    Achieving Goals Through Hard Work and Dedication

    Nicholas Melia, one of the best GE juts competitors of his generation, had never trained in NOGI before.He was invited to train with Gordon Ryan, the best NOGI competitor of all time.A group of talented youngsters from around the globe came together to train hard for ADCC.With a strict training schedule and focus on ADCC, they worked hard and achieved their goals.Gordon, feeling better, proposed an ambitious fight camp which he successfully completed, culminating in ADCC.Nicholas Melia won his match decisively, proving his skill level and making him eligible for the event.This inspiring story teaches us that hard work and dedication can help us achieve our goals, no matter what our experience level.

    Overcoming Adversity with Hard Work and Dedication

    John Danaher and his team of young fighters worked tirelessly for 14 weeks to prepare for ADCC.Coming off a low point, they worked hard to build up their skills and practice with different rule sets.Nicholas, one of the fighters, was even able to win the open weight gold medal in the GE competition.Despite the hard work, John Danaher was still pushing them to be the best they could be and not take any shortcuts.In the end, the team’s hard work paid off and they had the most successful team performance of the event.It was a great reminder of the power of hard work, dedication, and believing in yourself.

    Finding Balance between Excellence and Life

    A team of athletes had to make a difficult choice between achieving extreme excellence and maintaining a balance between life and success.Jimmy Pager, the mentor of the team, taught them to focus on the path to improvement and have the humility to trust the old man.Even after winning the gold medal at the Olympics, the athletes struggled with depression and had to ask themselves what they were chasing in life.John Danaher, their coach, taught them that ego was an important part of success and that having a team with personal conflicts was unavoidable.He encouraged them to focus on physical skills which would in turn give them the confidence they needed to perform on stage.Ultimately, John Danaher believes that 95% of mental preparation is physical, and that any mental state can be achieved through the performance of physical skills.

    Building Confidence Through Practice and Learning

    Confidence is essential to success, but it's not built on motivational speeches.Instead, it comes from sustained practice of skills and techniques that are relevant to the event or competition.Through a well-structured program, athletes can start with less challenging opponents and build up to more difficult ones.This way, they can gain confidence through their successes, and learn from their mistakes.Finally, as the competition approaches, athletes should focus on what it is they do every day, ignore the distractions, and have the confidence to do the same on the big day.

    Training and Competition: Maintaining Balance for Peak Performance

    In order to perform well in competitions, athletes need to understand that training and competition are both normal activities and should not be seen as exceptions.To reinforce this idea, coaches can remind athletes that the pageantry and theatrics seen in competitions are illusions, and should be seen as such.To prevent injury, athletes should not attempt to match the intensity of competition in their training sessions, but instead use it as a reminder of the importance of skill development.This will help them to stay confident and motivated in their training and perform better in competitions.

    Achieving Success at the Abu Dhabi Combat Club

    Competition at the ADCC (Abu Dhabi Combat Club) - the Olympics of grappling - is intense.Athletes must either qualify through a rigorous process or be invited due to their brand value and past success.Once at the competition, athletes can compete in two formats: divisional matches and super fights.Gordon Ryan has shown himself to be a Colossus in the sport, having achieved the highest level of success at ADCC 2022.His success was due to his unmatched technical depth, tactical insight, and confidence.His coach, John Danaher, was able to guide him and help him reach this level of success.Every athlete should look to Gordon Ryan as an inspiration and strive to reach his level of greatness.

    Strategies for Success in ADCC Competition

    The ADCC tournament is an exciting competition that tests athletes of all sizes and strengths.It features two categories: weight division matches and open weight matches.To be successful, one has to be well prepared and have the right strategies.One strategy is to go for the legs or back when fighting bigger opponents, as it is a low stress position to occupy.Gordon Ryan made history by being the first to win three gold medals in three different weight categories.He also requested and was granted special permission to compete in both weight categories and the super fight.As his coach, John Danaher had to come up with efficient ways to reduce the time of the matches, so that Gordon would have enough strength and energy to compete in the super fight.Ultimately, Gordon was able to achieve victory through quick submissions and low stress positions.

    Using Skill and Efficiency to Achieve Goals with Minimal Energy Expenditure

    John Danaher is an expert in submission grappling and is explaining how Gordon was able to go through his weight division with an extremely low energy expenditure.This was done by using specific tactics such as sitting to the bottom position and looking to access his opponents back.He also used the power half Nelson to break down his opponents as they tried to stand up.All of these tactics required a high level of skill and efficiency and enabled Gordon to achieve his goals with minimal energy expenditure.

    The Corner Man's Role in Achieving Victory

    John was teaching the importance of having a plan and staying focused in a fight.He also highlighted the importance of preparation and understanding the scoring system.He warned of the dangers of tunnel vision and the need to be aware of the time.The corner man's role is to remind the athlete of the plan and help them stay focused with efficient warm up and avoiding being a cheerleader.With these steps, the athlete is better prepared and confident to face the opponent and secure a victory.

    Achieving Excellence Through Ambitious Dedication

    Gordon is a renowned Jiu-Jitsu champion who competed against Victor Hugo in a match.Though Victor Hugo was considerably outweighed by Gordon, he used his guard to avoid the standing position.Gordon was known for his excellent guard passing which made it difficult for Victor to hold him off for 10 minutes.Gordon eventually passed his guard and mounted Victor.He used his pressure and quick movements to switch sides and expose Victor's back, ultimately leading him to victory.Despite his two gold medals, Gordon was still frustrated for not finishing Victor by submission.This shows that Gordon is an ambitious and dedicated athlete who is always striving for excellence.

    Gordon Ryan's Perfectionism Exposed in Rare Strategy

    Gordon Ryan is a professional grappler who was not satisfied with his victory against Suza in the third match of a two-day event.To conserve energy for the biggest fight on Sunday afternoon, he chose to use 'straight ahimi' to quickly win the match.With his outstanding heel hooks and off balance, he exposed his opponent's heel and applied a ferocious outside heel hook that enabled him to win in under 10 seconds.This strategy is rarely seen in the heavyweight division, proving Gordon's impressive skill, as well as his high level of perfectionism.

    Preparing for Competition: The Key to Success

    Competition can be tough, especially when facing someone you have trained with for a long time.Memory plays a role, as past experiences can be remembered by both opponents.In sports like judo, a mistake can be costly, but in grappling, you can recover from a bad start.Though confidence can be a factor in competition, Gordon Ryan did not have any confidence issues as he had never lost in the gym.This was a major factor in his successful match.Therefore, it is important to practice and train hard in order to prepare for any competition.

    Gordon Ryan: Skill, Ambition and Dedication

    Gordon Ryan is a special athlete, with an extraordinary memory for what he is taught and a pride for perfect technique.He has an ability to pull the trigger on opportunities, and a greed and maxist attitude that he will not accept anything less than the best possible outcome.His defensive acumen is unparalleled, and he works relentlessly from even the most impossible positions.This combination of skill, ambition and dedication has given Gordon the confidence to succeed and dominate in any competition.

    Overcoming Feelings of Imperfection and Strategizing for Success

    Learning from the conversation between John and Lex is that even the greatest players can struggle with feelings of imperfection and the idea of competing against people with lesser skills.To manage this, it is important to focus on the fun of the game and to remember that it is possible to enjoy the challenge even when competing against people of different skill levels.Furthermore, strategizing is key to success, as evidenced by John's advice to Gordon to take a risk and allow his opponent to take him down in the first 10 minutes of the match.

    Gordon Ryan Demonstrates Skill and Discipline in Judo Match

    Gordon Ryan showcased his skill and discipline in a judo match against a much stronger opponent.He took the initiative and offered his leg to his opponent, Nick Rod, and was able to get the match to the ground immediately.He then used a body lock to shut down Nick Rod's leg lock entries.He was disciplined with his elbow and knee position to make it hard for his opponent to access his waist.He was also careful to keep his fist close to his shoulder as close as possible when he tried to extract his foot.With these techniques, he managed to win the match in less than two minutes with minimal energy expenditure and no injuries.

    Respect and Admiration between Two Athletes

    Gordon Ryan and Andre Galvao were two of the greatest competitors in their field.With such a high level of skill, it was clear that Gordon had the advantage in ground submission, while Andre had the edge in a standing wrestling exchange.Andre Galvao had to play the perfect tactical match to win, without getting called for stalling points.Before the match, Gordon and Andre's coach Hodra, discussed tactics and strategies.It was a beautiful moment of mutual respect and admiration between two athletes.Gordon was not intimidated due to the fact that he knew that Andre could not finish him and he could not get pinned or controlled.This match was an example of the highest ideals of jujitsu, as both athletes demonstrated their commitment to excellence.

    Resilience in the Face of Adversity

    Andre Galvan was brave to throw a tactical game out the window and go for a direct take down.Gordon accepted it and quickly swept Andre to the ground.However, this was a mistake as it put Andre in Gordon's realm, where Gordon had all the advantage.Andre was resilient and tried to monitor defeat to reduce the breaking pressure, but Gordon was relentless, pushing for chest to chest contact.He was waiting for Andre to tire out, applying pressure over time to create a situation where he could get back or mount exposure.Despite his preparation, Andre had a tall order ahead of him.

    Overcoming Weaknesses with Hard Work and Perseverance

    John Carlo Badone was a strong local black belt in Boston trying to transition to Nogi.When he started training with Gordon and Gary in Austin, he had no experience with leg locks or body lock guard passing.Despite the difficult learning curve, John Carlo's commitment impressed John Danaher and he was determined to work on his weaknesses.With hard work and dedication, John Carlo was able to gain confidence and excel in the sport.Through his journey, it is evident that hard work, perseverance and courage can help anyone overcome their weaknesses.

    John Carlo's Journey to Jiu Jitsu Success

    John Carlo was a great Jiu Jitsu player, but was limited in his success due to his lack of offensive attacks and leg lock defense.He was determined to become better and trained hard, three times a day.He was patient and stayed focused on the goal of learning new skills, despite the initial failures.John Carlo realized that acquiring new skills initially diminishes overall effectiveness, and accepted the idea of delayed gratification.With hard work and dedication, he was able to dominate the competition and become a champion Jiu Jitsu player.This story demonstrates that with dedication and hard work, great things can be achieved.

    John Carlo Badone: A Reminder of Hard Work Paying Off

    John Carlo Badone showed remarkable determination and discipline in his grappling journey.He started with leg locks, which he struggled with and faced initial failure.He then put in hard work in upper body submissions and strangle holds, and kept practicing against better opponents.This resulted in increased performance and success in local competitions, which gave him a boost of confidence.His great performance at ADCC trials and subsequent matches flew him under the radar and eventually lead to him winning the match against the defending gold medalist.His success was attributed to the emphasis on foot sweeping attacks, which he had practiced diligently.His story is a reminder that hard work always pays off.

    Using Technique, Strategy and Physical Fitness to Achieve Success

    John Carlo was in a difficult situation during a match.He needed to defend himself from his opponent's takedown and he used a defensive technique that prevented the score and kept his body at the right angle.He was able to turn the situation around by remaining calm and using the judo takedown.This technique allowed him to gain upper body connection after the takedown which was very important for his match.In order to succeed, John Carlo had to be in good shape and he couldn't hold back as he could end up losing the match.He was able to use a quick transition to lock a triangle with a figure four on the back of his opponent's head and achieve a quick submission.This enabled him to win the match against the former champion and move on to the next day.This teaches us that with the right technique, strategy and physical fitness, we can achieve success, even in difficult situations.

    John Carla's Hard Work Pays Off

    John Color had worked hard to become a successful grappler.He had once been defeated by local blue belt competitors via leg locks.But he worked hard to improve his technique and become an elite competitor.His hard work paid off and he was able to beat a world champion in his first match and submit the defending champion.He even managed to beat a talented young Irishman who had won European trials with leg locks.John Carla was prepared and able to defend against his opponent's leg locks and take control of the situation.He finished the match against Lucas Hulk Barbosa with a back take and a palm to palm strangle.John's hard work and dedication to improving his technique had paid off and he now had a guaranteed ticket to the finals.

    Two Approaches to Jiu-Jitsu and the Importance of Knowing Strengths and Weaknesses

    John Danaher's teachings emphasize that there are two different approaches to Jiu-Jitsu – one that focuses on movement and one that focuses on control.Different approaches suit different athletes depending on their size and speed.John also emphasizes the importance of understanding an athlete's strengths and weaknesses and using those to their advantage.For example, Gary Ton, one of the greatest submission grapplers of all time, lost in his first match.John Danaher believes that this was due to his focus on positional tactics instead of his natural ability to relentlessly hunt for submission.His teachings emphasize the importance of focusing on an athlete's strengths to ensure success.

    Combining Movement, Pressure and Smarts to Succeed in Jujitsu

    Jujitsu is a martial art which combines movement and pressure to create opportunity for success.Gary Toan is a talented athlete who capitalizes on his quickness and ability to change direction to create opportunity.Despite a mistake, Gary was able to use his defensive skills to stay in the match and ultimately apply two heel hooks.However, his opponent had the smarts to take the pressure and Gary realized he had lost.Through determination, hard work and smarts, even unathletic people can be successful in jujitsu.

    Tap Early and Fast for Lasting Longer in Competition

    Competition can be an unforgiving and heartbreaking experience.Making one mistake can be fatal.In training, one should be professional and tap early and fast so as to last longer.When it comes to competition, it depends on the situation.In the first round, always tap as there are more matches to come.In a final, it is up to the individual and it is a deeply personal decision.It is understanding if someone decides to take damage and go for the gold.However, do not get into matches with someone that one cannot bear to tap to.Ultimately, the goal should be to stay away from injury and train in order to better defend oneself.

    Nicholas Mary: Audacity and Hard Work Leads To Something Truly Memorable

    Nicholas Mary was an amazing athlete who had never competed without a GI or trained without a GI, and had no experience with leg locks.He had a great personality, a wonderful smile and was very tall and handsome.He came to John Danaher for training and set a goal that seemed impossible; to win the open weight division of the GE World Championships and the ADDC Open Weight in the same year.Despite the difficulty of the goal, he trained hard with a plan and came within inches of achieving it.Even though he didn't quite reach it, his audacity and hard work created something truly memorable.This story teaches us that even if we don't reach our goals, our hard work and dedication can have a huge impact.

    Achieving Goals Through Determination and Hard Work

    Committing to your goals is important to achieve success.Even if you fail to reach your desired goal, it can still lead to remarkable progress and improvement.However, one should not set unrealistic goals and should consider their capabilities in terms of physical and mental factors.When one is determined and has the right framework, their goals can be achieved through incremental progress and hard work.As an example, Nicolas Melia, a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, set a goal to win the open weight at the world championships, although he was not particularly good at Nogi.With determination, hard work and training, he achieved his goal and went on to win the ADCC.

    John Carlo's 15 Years of Hard Work Pays Off With An ADCC Championship

    John Carlo had a dream to win an ADCC championship.After two years of intense training and hard work, he was ready to compete.He won a convincing victory against one of the great competitors and people were shocked.He then entered the world championships against a fellow Brazilian, where he won a close battle with a beautiful Kimora.He then took on the ultimate champion and won by a narrow victory.Then he was matched with Craig Jones, one of the best leg lockers in the world.Nicholas showed his improved leg lock defense and he ended up winning by a narrow point margin.He then went on to win the bronze medal in his weight division.He then entered the open weight division and won a gold medal with a spectacular submission victory.His toughest opponent was the brilliant Ty Raw Tolo and they had an absolute bond-burning match, but Nicholas won.His 15 years of experience and excellent coaching, parental support and hard work paid off and he achieved his dream.

    Turning Weaknesses Into Strengths Through Maturity and Perseverance

    Two brothers, Ty and C, faced a challenge in the form of leg locks when they first encountered the royal tos.Recognizing their weaknesses, they used their strengths of long limbs and adaptability to develop a game which uses movement and specialized strangle holds to outmaneuver opponents.Nicholas Mengali, who faced off against one of the brothers, was advised to use upper body judo based takedowns rather than wrestling takedowns as they are better equipped to counter attack single legs with dar strangles.Through their maturity and perseverance, the brothers have not only covered up their weaknesses, but have also turned them into strengths and are now winning championships with their own leg locks.

    Mastering the Stance of Jiu-Jitsu

    Jiu-Jitsu is a great sport for both physical and mental training.It requires a lot of skill and technique to be successful.The stance is an important part of jiu-jitsu and it is different from other martial arts.It should be upright and more like judo and Greco.In addition, the matches are longer and there are many different kinds of submissions, so the stance needs to be adapted to be able to defend against them.Grandpa Ty Ruto is one of the best in the sport and he helped Nicholas to understand the rules and techniques of jiu-jitsu.Nicholas went from not knowing a single takedown to being able to throw one of the toughest opponents in the sport.This shows that with hard work and dedication, anyone can learn the skills and techniques of jiu-jitsu.

    Combining Wrestling and Martial Arts for Innovative Takedowns

    John was an innovator in the martial arts world.He identified weaknesses in the combat sport of Jujitsu, specifically in leg locking.He then studied and dedicated himself to perfecting takedowns, a skill which was especially important for MMA.He combined his expertise in wrestling with his karate and boxing kickboxing skills to create a unique takedown approach.John's innovation of striking to a take down was so successful that even highly credentialed wrestlers could be taken down with ease.His process of innovation was to identify weaknesses in a system and then develop a unique approach to overcome those weaknesses.

    Overcoming Challenges through Mixed Martial Arts

    John had to learn Mixed Martial Arts.He was weak in standing position and needed to improve it quickly.He found out that specialist in a given domain was not necessary, but rather integration of techniques and overlap between the various grappling and striking skills that would make a real difference.He broke the sport into four domains and saw that each transcended its component martial arts and became its own autonomous skill.He learned from Hizo that with difficulty comes progress and with challenges come opportunities to grow.He developed a paradigm shift and then went on to research and implement it.

    Jujitsu Legend Boris and His Mentor

    Once upon a time, there was a man in his mid twenties who knew nothing about jujitsu.His mentor gave him complete freedom to learn and experiment.Soon, he was teaching beginners classes and some of his senior students began opening their own schools.When they left, there was a vacuum of teachers and his mentor asked him to start teaching.He gave him the only rule - just make sure it's effective.One of his students, Boris, was a wrestling champion, highly intelligent, and slightly eccentric.He used to come to the gym dressed like a nerd, but he was actually a formidable human being.He was heavily muscled and preferred top position.He trained with George St.Pierre and inspired him to get better at bottom position.But despite his success, Boris had a surprising plan - he said he would only do this sport until he's 40 then stop.No matter how much his mentor encouraged him, he said it was ridiculous for a man to train after 40.And that's the story of Boris, the jujitsu legend.

    Overcoming Great Odds to Achieve Success with John Danaher

    John Danaher was an incredible fighter and manager.He had an impressive list of accomplishments, including a fourth degree judo black belt and a friendship with the manager of CIB.He was a master of control, able to win against opponents from any style with his judo, nogi judo, Hara ghi and Tony Tahi techniques.This was further demonstrated by his triangle submissions from top and bottom, as well as his arm lock and chemo finishes.His friend Ali Abdulaziz was also a great fighter and an example of someone who had overcome great odds to achieve success.Learning from such remarkable people is a great way to grow and develop.

    Maximizing Jiujitsu Training Through Focus and Preparation

    A hobbyist looking to maximize their jiujitsu training should consider the importance of focus and preparation.Joe Rogan's zen-like focus on pool is an inspiring example to consider.Before walking into the gym, one should have a plan and be prepared to make the most of their short training time.Utilizing drills, paying attention to details, and focusing on one concept at a time will help a hobbyist gain the most out of each training session.

    Making an Honest Assessment to Achieve Jujitsu Success

    Having a good plan and enacting it is essential to success in jujitsu.To start, it is important to make a honest assessment of yourself as a player.To do this effectively, videotaping yourself and comparing your technique to peers is a great strategy.Additionally, find weaknesses in your game that are more easily seen from the outside and focus on these.Then, identify skillful players who mirror your body type and personality and try to bring elements of their game into yours.Finally, never try to bring an entire game from another, rather take specific elements.Self discovery is the most powerful tool so use video research as a starting point for your own inquiries.With this approach, you will improve over time.

    The Power of Goal-Setting and Focused Training with John Danaher

    John Danaher is a professional martial arts coach.Every day he wakes up early and drives to his classes, where he teaches Jujitsu to recreational and competitive athletes.He also takes time to post a Jujitsu themed Instagram post and finds time to fit in a short workout.He also makes sure to give his competitive athletes a break after a long competition by reducing training sessions to one per day for the first week after the competition.He believes that setting goals and focusing on one thing for a period of time can lead to great progress.

    Balancing Focus and Mindfulness With an Enjoyable Private Life

    John Danaher is an expert martial arts teacher who has seen and experienced many phases of life.He has developed a way of teaching that focuses on the needs of his students, both recreational and competitive.He takes the time to reflect on the classes and adjusts his teaching accordingly.He also lives a lifestyle of minimalism, dedicating himself to his purpose and being mindful of what is important and what can be ignored in life.He watches videos of different martial arts to generate long-term ideas and incorporates them into his teaching.His approach to life and training is one of focus and mindfulness, and he is able to balance it all with a private life that includes occasionally going out for dinner and having fun.

    Exploring the Strengths of Animals

    Learning about the various strengths of animals can be an interesting and insightful experience.Male lions can weigh up to 450 pounds and tigers can weigh much more.Grizzly bears, the biggest of the bunch, can weigh up to 1500 pounds.Anacondas, while much smaller in size, are surprisingly powerful, able to carry 200 pounds.Gorillas, while they weigh only 400 pounds, can carry up to 10 times their body weight, or over 4000 pounds.Gorillas also have the highest bite force at 1300 psi, followed by bears at 1200 psi, and tigers/lions at 1000 psi.Although it may seem like strength is the most important factor when looking at animals, intelligence and aggression levels should also be taken into account.

    Combat Success Requires More Than Just Strength

    A young boy believed that his father was the strongest man in the world and was in awe of a silverback gorilla's strength.However, this was a naive assumption as there is more to combat success than size or strength.Achieving a victory requires the use of skills, attributes, and experience in real world scenarios.There are also four more specific elements: the ability to initiate combat, disengage, end a fight efficiently, and endure a conflict longer than the opponent.The most successful strategies include concentration of force and ambush tactics.Ultimately, winning a fight requires a great deal more than strength.

    The Elements of Winning a Fight

    In a fight, the element of surprise can be a great advantage.Predators on this planet are usually ambush predators.Humans are also great at this tactic.Endurance is also a key factor in winning a fight.Humans are well-equipped for this, with their ability to wear down opponents over time.Tactics also play a role, such as who initiates contact, who can break off contact and how long can each combatant keep going.Lions are great at this, as they take down the toughest animals in Africa and often fight to the death.Gorillas, on the other hand, rely more on intimidation and rarely use their tremendous strength in combat.Humans can learn from this by preparing for battle by playing and practicing with others for hours on end.

    Appreciating the Beauty of Nature Through Unique Strengths and Weaknesses

    Lions are some of the bravest animals in the animal kingdom.They fight for not only their own survival, but also the survival of their genetic offspring.Male lions often have short reigns at the top, due to the fierce competition for pride dominance.Lions have the ability to take risks that other animals do not due to their social nature.The ability to use tools and weapons are not part of a lion’s skillset, but they have a powerful concentration of force in their claws and fangs.Gorillas on the other hand lack the speed and agility of a lion, but their reach is significantly longer.The key lesson here is that each animal has unique strengths and weaknesses, and it is important to understand them in order to appreciate the beauty of nature.

    Bear vs Lion: Who Wins in the Wild?

    A bear and a lion are two of the strongest animals in the wild.Usually, neither is able to kill the other, as the bear's strength and size would be difficult for the lion to strangle and the lion's speed and agility are too much for the bear to pin it down.But if they were in a cage with nowhere to escape, it would come down to endurance.The bear would have the advantage here, as it is an endurance hunter, while the lion is an ambush hunter.However, the lion still has the advantage in the wild, as it can chase the bear away with its strength and speed.So in the wild, the lion would win, but if they were in a cage, the bear would have the edge.

    Ancient Romans' Tiger vs. Lion Fights and Lion vs. Bear Predictions

    Animals have been fought against each other in different civilizations since ancient times.For example, ancient Romans used to put tigers and lions against each other in gladitorial combat.The Romans wrote about a female tiger destroying a lion, proving tigers to be more powerful than lions.Although there is no evidence of beer versus lion fights, it is speculated that a grizzly bear with its endurance would be able to defeat a lion in a cage-fight.However, in the wild, lions have an advantage due to their natural ambush ability and superior night vision.Bears do not generally fight tough animals and cannot initiate the fight like the lions.Therefore, in a fight between a lion and a bear, the lion is more likely to win.

    Size, Endurance and Speed in Physical Contests

    John is teaching us that size and endurance play an important role in physical contests.He uses the example of a bear versus a lion and explains that if the fight is in a cage, the bear may have the advantage due to its size and endurance.However, if the fight is in the wild the lion will have a huge speed advantage and is likely to win.He also uses the example of Gordon Ryan fighting a chimp and explains that it would not be competitive at all and Gordon would lose every time.This teaches us that size, endurance and speed all play an important role when it comes to physical contests.

    Tom Hardy Highlights the Therapeutic Benefits of Jujitsu

    Jujitsu has a profound impact on mental health and wellbeing.Tom Hardy, a famous actor, is narrating a new Sky Original series called Predators.He's also trained in jujitsu, and recently competed.He made a post on Instagram about the therapeutic benefits of jujitsu and how it has helped him and many others find inner resilience and calm.He also spoke about a charity called Reorg which uses jiujitsu to help those with PTSD and other physical and mental challenges.This charity provides a positive means of managing psychological aspects of military and first responder careers, and has allowed many to find a renewed sense of purpose and community.Jujitsu is a powerful tool that can have a life-changing impact on those who practice it.

    Adapting to Civilian Life After a Military Career With Martial Arts

    Adapting to civilian life after a military career can be difficult.The transition from intense war scenes to mundane everyday life can be jarring, leaving veterans feeling frustrated and alone.Martial arts, such as Judo, can act as a bridge, providing veterans with an atmosphere of camaraderie, hard work and a sense of humour, as well as an outlet to discuss their shared experiences.Organizations such as We Defy use martial arts as a way to help injured veterans transition into civilian life, providing a safe and supportive community.Martial arts can be a powerful tool for helping veterans transition back into civilian life.

    Embracing Love with Humility and a Sense of Fun

    Love is an essential part of the human condition and requires vulnerability to express.It is often a dance of mistakes and successes, with no room for expertise or predictability.We can learn from this a lesson of humility and embrace life's surprises with a lightheartedness and sense of fun.Love is a powerful force that can bring joy and fulfillment and should be approached with an open mind and heart.

    Embrace the Beginner's Journey with a Lifelong Commitment

    Living a life of mastery and expertise in love and romance may sound attractive, but it can be a path to disappointment and disillusionment.Instead, it is better to embrace the chaos and complexity of the beginner's journey and continue on it with a lifelong commitment.This mindset will help us to not only accept, but also enjoy and have more fulfilling relationships.It also implies that it is better to learn from experiences than from studying or analyzing too much.In the end, it's all about the balance between our sense of self and our sense of self preservation.

    Striving for Balance in Martial Arts

    John Danaher's teachings illustrate the concept of balance, both in life and martial arts.To become a true master of one's craft, one must find the perfect balance between hardness and softness.This is reflected not only in steel, which must be hardened to retain its edge but not so much that it becomes brittle, but also in the martial artist, who must find a balance between training hard enough to be effective in combat but not so hard that they become injury-prone.This idea of balance is also reflected in the weapon of choice - the knife - which is both a tool and a weapon, and can be used for good or ill.Ultimately, this balance is something that all martial artists must strive for in order to become the best versions of themselves.

    Honouring Greatness and Appreciating Hard Work

    Master John Danaher has achieved greatness in his field which Lex Fridman wanted to honour.As a way of appreciation a gift of a knife was given which is a metaphor for the themes of the sport.Lex Fridman is inspired by John Danaher's greatness and is honoured to have his guidance.He also leaves us with words of Miyamoto Sahi - only reason a warrior is alive is to fight and the only reason a warrior fights is to win.This story is a reminder that hard work and dedication can lead to greatness.It also teaches us to recognize and appreciate greatness in others.

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    #422 – Mark Cuban: Shark Tank, DEI & Wokeism Debate, Elon Musk, Politics & Drugs

    #422 – Mark Cuban: Shark Tank, DEI & Wokeism Debate, Elon Musk, Politics & Drugs
    Mark Cuban is a businessman, investor, star of TV series Shark Tank, long-time principal owner of Dallas Mavericks, and founder of Cost Plus Drugs. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Listening: https://listening.com/lex and use code LEX to get one month free - Cloaked: https://cloaked.com/lex and use code LexPod to get 25% off - Notion: https://notion.com/lex - Eight Sleep: https://eightsleep.com/lex to get special savings - Shopify: https://shopify.com/lex to get $1 per month trial Transcript: https://lexfridman.com/mark-cuban-transcript EPISODE LINKS: Mark's X: https://twitter.com/mcuban Mark's Instagram: https://instagram.com/mcuban Cost Plus Drugs: https://costplusdrugs.com Shark Tank: https://abc.com/shows/shark-tank Dallas Mavericks: https://www.mavs.com PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://lexfridman.com/podcast Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lwqZIr Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2nEwCF8 RSS: https://lexfridman.com/feed/podcast/ YouTube Full Episodes: https://youtube.com/lexfridman YouTube Clips: https://youtube.com/lexclips SUPPORT & CONNECT: - Check out the sponsors above, it's the best way to support this podcast - Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lexfridman - Twitter: https://twitter.com/lexfridman - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lexfridman - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lexfridman - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lexfridman - Medium: https://medium.com/@lexfridman OUTLINE: Here's the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time. (00:00) - Introduction (11:10) - Entrepreneurship (26:03) - Shark Tank (36:29) - How Mark made first billion (1:02:39) - Dallas Mavericks (1:08:05) - DEI debate (1:43:58) - Trump vs Biden (1:46:20) - Immigration (1:55:53) - Drugs and Big Pharma (2:11:53) - AI (2:16:05) - Advice for young people

    #421 – Dana White: UFC, Fighting, Khabib, Conor, Tyson, Ali, Rogan, Elon & Zuck

    #421 – Dana White: UFC, Fighting, Khabib, Conor, Tyson, Ali, Rogan, Elon & Zuck
    Dana White is the CEO and president of the UFC. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - LMNT: https://drinkLMNT.com/lex to get free sample pack - Notion: https://notion.com/lex - AG1: https://drinkag1.com/lex to get 1 month supply of fish oil - InsideTracker: https://insidetracker.com/lex to get 20% off Transcript: https://lexfridman.com/dana-white-transcript EPISODE LINKS: Dana's X: https://x.com/danawhite Dana's Instagram: https://instagram.com/danawhite Dana's Facebook: https://facebook.com/danawhite UFC's YouTube: https://youtube.com/@UFC UFC's Website: https://ufc.com/ PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://lexfridman.com/podcast Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lwqZIr Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2nEwCF8 RSS: https://lexfridman.com/feed/podcast/ YouTube Full Episodes: https://youtube.com/lexfridman YouTube Clips: https://youtube.com/lexclips SUPPORT & CONNECT: - Check out the sponsors above, it's the best way to support this podcast - Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lexfridman - Twitter: https://twitter.com/lexfridman - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lexfridman - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lexfridman - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lexfridman - Medium: https://medium.com/@lexfridman OUTLINE: Here's the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time. (00:00) - Introduction (06:31) - Mike Tyson and early days of fighting (17:10) - Jiu jitsu (23:14) - Origin of UFC (37:25) - Joe Rogan (43:31) - Lorenzo Fertitta (45:58) - Great fighters (49:55) - Khabib vs Conor (53:01) - Jon Jones (56:03) - Conor McGregor (1:01:05) - Trump (1:06:44) - Elon vs Zuck (1:08:04) - Mike Tyson vs Jake Paul (1:10:52) - Forrest Griffin vs Stephan Bonnar (1:18:06) - Gambling (1:33:08) - Mortality

    #420 – Annie Jacobsen: Nuclear War, CIA, KGB, Aliens, Area 51, Roswell & Secrecy

    #420 – Annie Jacobsen: Nuclear War, CIA, KGB, Aliens, Area 51, Roswell & Secrecy
    Annie Jacobsen is an investigative journalist and author of "Nuclear War: A Scenario" and many other books on war, weapons, government secrecy, and national security. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - HiddenLayer: https://hiddenlayer.com/lex - BetterHelp: https://betterhelp.com/lex to get 10% off - Policygenius: https://policygenius.com/lex - NetSuite: http://netsuite.com/lex to get free product tour Transcript: https://lexfridman.com/annie-jacobsen-transcript EPISODE LINKS: Nuclear War: A Scenario (book): https://amzn.to/3THZHfr Annie's Twitter: https://twitter.com/anniejacobsen Annie's Website: https://anniejacobsen.com/ Annie's Books: https://amzn.to/3TGWyMJ Annie's Books (audio): https://adbl.co/49ZnI7c PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://lexfridman.com/podcast Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lwqZIr Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2nEwCF8 RSS: https://lexfridman.com/feed/podcast/ YouTube Full Episodes: https://youtube.com/lexfridman YouTube Clips: https://youtube.com/lexclips SUPPORT & CONNECT: - Check out the sponsors above, it's the best way to support this podcast - Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lexfridman - Twitter: https://twitter.com/lexfridman - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lexfridman - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lexfridman - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lexfridman - Medium: https://medium.com/@lexfridman OUTLINE: Here's the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time. (00:00) - Introduction (07:37) - Nuclear war (12:21) - Launch procedure (18:00) - Deterrence (21:34) - Tactical nukes (30:59) - Nuclear submarines (33:59) - Nuclear missiles (41:10) - Nuclear football (50:17) - Missile interceptor system (54:34) - North Korea (1:01:10) - Nuclear war scenarios (1:10:02) - Warmongers (1:14:31) - President's cognitive ability (1:20:43) - Refusing orders (1:28:41) - Russia and Putin (1:33:48) - Cyberattack (1:35:09) - Ground zero of nuclear war (1:39:48) - Surviving nuclear war (1:44:06) - Nuclear winter (1:54:29) - Alien civilizations (2:00:04) - Extrasensory perception (2:13:50) - Area 51 (2:17:48) - UFOs and aliens (2:28:15) - Roswell incident (2:34:55) - CIA assassinations (2:53:47) - Navalny (2:56:12) - KGB (3:02:48) - Hitler and the atomic bomb (3:06:52) - War and human nature (3:10:17) - Hope