John Danaher, Gordon Ryan, And Garry Tonon Teaching And Training In Austin, Texas

John Danaher wants to turn Texas into a jiu-jitsu power house.

His words, not mine. In a Facebook post, Danaher explained, “I will teach a seminar here in Puerto Rico to raise money for local Jiu jitsu schools who supported us in our time here. It will be sad to leave the island but I’m excited for the future.”

“Getting ready for Austin Texas! Gordon Ryan, Garry Tonon and I are getting ready for a big move to Austin Texas to begin teaching and training. I will teach a seminar here in Puerto Rico to raise money for local Jiu jitsu schools who supported us in our time here – it will be sad to leave the Island but I’m excited for the future. Going to Texas was always fun adventure for competitions – now it will be to make a home! Initially we will teach out if a small local school Renzo Gracie Austin, but we will start scouting for our own place as we become more familiar with the city. The fun part will be re-learning how to drive! I have not driven a car since 1991!  I will have to get a driver’s license like a teenager and learn to handle a modern car!  I am pretty sure I will end up in some kind of vehicular disaster in the first week!  Can’t wait to get in the ground next week and start the journey to make Texas a Jiu jitsu powerhouse!”

The trio will be teaching out of Renzo Gracie Austin until they find their own location. Gordon Ryan posted on Instagram that he has just sold out his first two classes back to back.

He’ll be relearning how to drive a car for the transition, as it’ll be his first time driving since 1991.


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