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#182 – John Danaher: The Path to Mastery in Jiu Jitsu, Grappling, Judo, and MMA

Lex Fridman Podcast

9 May 2021

3hr 43mins

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#182 – John Danaher: The Path to Mastery in Jiu Jitsu, Grappling, Judo, and MMA

9 May 2021

3hr 43mins

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

Quote

"You don't need to win every battle, you only need to win the battles that count"

Ideas

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In fighting and competition, the objective is victory. In training, the object is skill development.
One of the best ways to train is to identify the strengths of your various partners, and regularly expose yourself to those strengths.

Another way is to intentionally put yourself in bad positions, so that you learn how to get out and handle stressful situations.

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In fighting and competition, the objective is victory. In training, the object is skill development.
One of the best ways to train is to identify the strengths of your various partners, and regularly expose yourself to those strengths.

Another way is to intentionally put yourself in bad positions, so that you learn how to get out and handle stressful situations.

2

Knowledge needs skill like skill needs confidence.
We need to turn knowledge into skill, and then skill into confidence to execute under pressure.

Without confidence, our innate fear of bad outcomes means we won't take risks, and without taking risks, we can never reach our potential.

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Knowledge needs skill like skill needs confidence.
We need to turn knowledge into skill, and then skill into confidence to execute under pressure.

Without confidence, our innate fear of bad outcomes means we won't take risks, and without taking risks, we can never reach our potential.

3

The most important form of persistence isn't of training, but of thinking.
The hardest work of all is hard thinking, thinking about how to improve yourself and your training.

Coming into the gym and doing the same thing for 10 years isn't going to make you better. What's going to make you better is progressive training where you identify clear goals marked out in time increments that you're consistently updating.

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The most important form of persistence isn't of training, but of thinking.
The hardest work of all is hard thinking, thinking about how to improve yourself and your training.

Coming into the gym and doing the same thing for 10 years isn't going to make you better. What's going to make you better is progressive training where you identify clear goals marked out in time increments that you're consistently updating.

Questions

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Can you think of something where the goal is to learn and grow as opposed to win?

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Can you think of something where the goal is to learn and grow as opposed to win?

What else is in the episode

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How death is the most important element in life that gives value to our days.

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How death is the most important element in life that gives value to our days.

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How techniques are born the same way we are, weak and in need of nutrition.

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How techniques are born the same way we are, weak and in need of nutrition.

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How our unique human gift is to create rules & principles for effective behavior

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How our unique human gift is to create rules & principles for effective behavior

Who is John Danaher?

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Known as one of the greatest thinkers and coaches in Jiu Jitsu. His team, the Danaher Death Squad has multiple jiu jitsu world champions as well as mixed martial artists. He also has a PHD in Epistemology, the branch of philosophy concerned with knowledge.

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Known as one of the greatest thinkers and coaches in Jiu Jitsu. His team, the Danaher Death Squad has multiple jiu jitsu world champions as well as mixed martial artists. He also has a PHD in Epistemology, the branch of philosophy concerned with knowledge.

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