Oliver Taza Earns BJJ Black Belt From John Danaher

John Danaher has added yet another formidable black belt to his terrifying team, having promoted ADCC veteran Oliver Taza earlier today.

Taza has made a name for himself over the years as one of the rising stars of grappling, becoming a regular standout at ADCC Trials events and even bringing home a win at IBJJF No-Gi Worlds in 2017 as a brown belt. Like many of his famous teammates at Renzo Gracie HQ, he’s displayed a highly developed leg lock game, which he’s recently shown off at Subversiv 4 and Jitz King.

The new black belt shared the happy update on social media:

What an honor to receive my black belt today from @danaherjohn
This team has very high standards and I will do everything in my power to live up to them!
I want to thank all my teammates for pushing me to my limits every day in the basement, I’m very lucky to be surrounded by those guys, a bunch of true killers with a mindset that is so rare to encounter off the mats!
It’s time to double down on everything that will lead me to becoming a world champion and sideline anything that gets in the way!

With his promotion, Taza joins fellow “Danaher Death Squad” members Nicky Ryan and Ethan Crelinsten as a recent inductee into the black belt rank.

Congratulations, Oliver!


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