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Dany Gerard

Dany Gerard

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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

22 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    8 (36%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    11 (50%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (9%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (5%)

11 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
36
4
#86e620
Kimura
18
2
#5AD3D1
Lapel choke
9
1
#d1212a
Choke
9
1
#fad11b
Americana
9
1
#f58822
Bow and arrow
9
1
#224aba
Verbal tap
9
1
11
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
7 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    1 (14%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (29%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (29%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (29%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Cross choke
50
1
#86e620
Injury
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Dany Gerard Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
9032Leandro LoLeandro LoLCross chokePan AmericanABSR22016
9197Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLInjuryWorld ProABS1/4F2016
9307R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLReferee DecisionWorld ProO94KG1/4F2016
9709Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.O100KGR12016
9732Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR22016
11546Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABS1/4F2017
11688Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLPts: 4x4, AdvPan American100KG1/4F2017
7769Charles GasparWArmbarAsian OpenO100KGF2015
7770Luis FelipeWKimuraAsian OpenABSR12015
7771Bruno AmorimBruno AmorimWLapel chokeAsian OpenABS1/4F2015
7772Howon JungWArmbarAsian OpenABSSF2015
7773Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPointsAsian OpenABSF2015
9009Pedro MouraWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanO100KG1/8F2016
9013Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWChokePan AmericanO100KG1/4F2016
9018Steven PattersonWArmbarPan AmericanABSR12016
9167Marcos CostaWPointsWorld ProABSR12016
9176Arturo EspiesWAmericanaWorld ProABSR22016
9190Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x0World ProABS1/8F2016
9302Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWReferee DecisionWorld ProO94KGR12016
10585Thomas McmahonWPts: 2x0SJJIF WorldsABS1/4F2016
10587Thiago ReinaldoWBow and arrowSJJIF WorldsABSSF2016
10589Thiago ReinaldoWVerbal tapSJJIF WorldsO94KGF2016
10591Thomas McmahonWPts: 16x0SJJIF NG WorldABSSF2016
10592Louis VillarealWKimuraSJJIF NG WorldABSF2016
11351Joaquim MamuteWDQCopa Podio110KGSPF2017
11532Alexandro CeconiWPts: 7x2Pan AmericanABSR12017
11540Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWArmbarPan AmericanABS1/8F2017
11683Jared DoppJared DoppWPts: 15x2Pan American100KG1/8F2017
11687Felipe BezerraFelipe BezerraWReferee DecisionPan American100KG1/4F2017

Dany Gerard vs Gallegos

Dany Gerard 2015 Asian Open Highlight

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