liquidrob - At this point though, in BJJ history Danaher and DDS are/will be seen as pioneers most likely, I would agree, but alot of things came before that it just all came together for Danaher and DDS at the right time, sub only format, EBIs, Gordon being Gordon, social media, the instructional market, etc...
Like I said, I am a fan of what he does, but a lot of statements made by Danaher and new people saying the same things are somewhat overblown at this point
Yeah I'm starting to also get the perception that a lot of stuff pre-youtube era will be sadly overlooked. There are things that were considered brand new when I started training in the 00's (that probably even then were seen as repackaged buy the veterans then) that I'm seeing right now repackaged and sold as new.
I'm seeing the high elbow guillotine for example sold as sort of a new thing. And if you tell someone it's not super new they'll say that the new way of doing it is new with the high wrist position at what not. Fair enough. Because that definitely wasn't as common as the way people used to do it but even still you can see Bas Rutten doing more of the new school style high elbow guillotine back in Pancrase.
I've seen the step-over/mounted D'Arce choke presented as a DDS innovation and I remember working on that after seeing it used in old Cobrinha, Ryan Hall, and Lovato Jr matches.
When the "kimura trap" term came about in the 2010's it was a kind of rebranding of old stuff that Sakuraba (and I'm guessing others) was doing in the 90's and 00's. And right now there are people that think of kimura grip style attacks (rolling kimuras, kimuras to various armbars and various triangles) as a very new/current thing.
I think that Danaher and his team have been able to refine and polish some existing techniques, systematize them, and link them together with each other. It's a huge contribution and at the same time I think a lot of new grapplers think all of the individual components are brand new too.