“When I step on the mat I know there is no other place I’d rather be.”


John Danaher

John Danaher is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) black belt under Renzo Gracie and a famous instructor at Renzo’s academy in New York City, being widely regarded by within the grappling community as one of the best coaches of his generation. Praised by some of the prime figures in combat sports for his knowledge and teaching capabilities, Danaher is best known for his work with MMA legend Georges St-Pierre, and the Danaher Death Squad (DDS) of Garry Tonon, Gordon Ryan and Eddie Cummings.

Marcelo Garcia

Marcelo Garcia also known as ‘Marcelinho’, is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Master Fabio Gurgel of Alliance. Marcelo, a 5x Jiu-Jitsu World Champion (IBJJF) and 4x ADCC champion, is widely considered one of the best grapplers in history. Although Marcelo is widely famous for his impressive resume, he is widely accepted by the BJJ community as one of the most humble BJJ personas around.

Main Achievements:

  • Pan-Am Champion (2007)
  • ADCC champion (2003, 2005, 2007, 2011)
  • World Champion (2004, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Brazilian National Champion (2004 & 2006 middleweight, 2006 absolute).