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Dany Gerard is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Mike Fowler, being also the first high level submission grappler ever produced by Tahiti. One of the top ultra heavyweight competitors of his generation, Gerard is also the leader of Tahitian Top Team, one of the leading academies in the French Polynesia, as well as a representative of the prestigious Atos academy – when competing in international events.

Dany Gerard Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Dany Guy Steve Gerard

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos GracieHelio Gracie >Rickson Gracie > Jorge Pereira > Leo DallaLloyd Irvin > Mike Fowler > Dany Gerard

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2011 blue, 2012 purple)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2014 purple)
  • IBJJF Asian Open Champion (2012 purple, 2015 weight + absolute)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Championship Runner-up (2013 purple absolute)
  • IBJJF European Open Championship Runner-up (2015 brown)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2012 purple absolute, 2013 purple)
  • IBJJF European Open Championship 3rd Place (2015 brown, 2014 purple)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2016 brown)

Favorite Position/Technique: Lapel Choke

Weight Division: Pesadíssimo (+100kg/221lbs)

Team/Association: Atos – Tahitian Top Team

Dany Gerard Biography

Dany Gerard was born on September 12th, 1986 in Wissembourg – France, moving to Tahiti (French Polynesia) at an early age, settling in the overseas collectivity of the French Republic.

Brazilian jiu jitsu entered French Polynesia in 2004, slowly but steadily growing within local culture. By 2006 the martial art reached Dany, through friends who were already training with Tahiti’s BJJ pioneer, Tamatoa Parker – Rocian Gracie’s student. Gerard started with Parker, grappling for over 1 year and earning his blue belt. The jiu jitsu experience was however short lived at the time, as he eventually drove away from the sport and stopped training altogether.

Gerard returned to jiu jitsu in 2011, this time under the guidance of Flavio Torres, the first instructor to truly believe in Dany Gerard’s potential; who also promoted Dany to purple belt. Even though Torres instilled in Gerard the desire to follow career in the sport, Flores ended up returning to Brazil leaving the Frenchman to train on his own and without the guidance of a head instructor. This would change once Mike Fowler appeared in Tahiti.

Fowler would assume the lead of Gerard’s grappling development when Dany was a purple belt, helping him with his training and linking the Polynesian resident with the world famous jiu jitsu team, Atos.

As a part time competitor, Dany endured a rigorous schedule which allowed him to continue developing his career outside BJJ while also running French Polynesia’s biggest grappling academy (Tahitian Top Team), providing for his family and his needs as an athlete. His incredible efforts led to his black belt promotion, from the hands of Mike Fowler on June 2015.

On his first competition as a black belt, the IBJJF Asian Open, Gerard put on a stellar performance by winning both his weight class and the open weight, cementing his status as a ultra-heavyweight contender in the sport.

Banner picture Antonio Quichocho.

Dany Gerard Grappling Record

18 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    6 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (56%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (6%)

10 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Armbar
30
3
#86e620
Kimura
20
2
#5AD3D1
Lapel choke
10
1
#d1212a
Choke
10
1
#fad11b
Americana
10
1
#f58822
Bow and arrow
10
1
#224aba
Verbal tap
10
1
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
5 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    0 (0%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (20%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (40%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (40%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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Cross choke
50
1
#86e620
Injury
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Dany Gerard Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
8948Leandro LoLeandro LoLCross chokePan AmericanABSR22016
9111Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLInjuryWorld ProABS1/4F2016
9221R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLReferee DecisionWorld ProO94KG1/4F2016
9609Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.O100KGR12016
9632Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR22016
7701Charles GasparWArmbarAsian OpenO100KGF2015
7702Luis FelipeWKimuraAsian OpenABSR12015
7703Bruno AmorimBruno AmorimWLapel chokeAsian OpenABS1/4F2015
7704Howon JungWArmbarAsian OpenABSSF2015
7705Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPointsAsian OpenABSF2015
8925Pedro MouraWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanO100KG1/8F2016
8929Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWChokePan AmericanO100KG1/4F2016
8934Steven PattersonWArmbarPan AmericanABSR12016
9081Marcos CostaWPointsWorld ProABSR12016
9090Arturo EspiesWAmericanaWorld ProABSR22016
9104Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x0World ProABS1/8F2016
9216Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWReferee DecisionWorld ProO94KGR12016
10459Thomas McmahonWPts: 2x0SJJIF WorldsABS1/4F2016
10461Thiago ReinaldoWBow and arrowSJJIF WorldsABSSF2016
10463Thiago ReinaldoWVerbal tapSJJIF WorldsO94KGF2016
10465Thomas McmahonWPts: 16x0SJJIF NG WorldABSSF2016
10466Louis VillarealWKimuraSJJIF NG WorldABSF2016
11196Joaquim MamuteWDQCopa Podio110KGSPF2017

Dany Gerard vs Gallegos

Dany Gerard 2015 Asian Open Highlight

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