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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

37 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    18 (49%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (3%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    14 (38%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (5%)

14 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
36
5
#86e620
Kimura
21
3
#5AD3D1
Lapel choke
7
1
#d1212a
Choke
7
1
#fad11b
Americana
7
1
#f58822
Bow and arrow
7
1
#224aba
Verbal tap
7
1
#ff9124
Armlock
7
1
14
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
17 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (41%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (29%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (12%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (12%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Cross choke
50
1
#86e620
Choke from back
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Dany Gerard Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
9316Leandro LoLeandro LoLCross chokePan AmericanABSR22016
9486Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLInjuryWorld ProABS4F2016
9596R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLReferee DecisionWorld ProO94KG4F2016
10001Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.O100KGR12016
10024Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR22016
11986Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABS4F2017
12128Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLPts: 4x4, AdvPan American100KG4F2017
12897Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS8F2017
13070Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLPts: 2x0World Champ.100KG4F2017
13188Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLPts: 6x4American NG NatsABS4F2017
13632Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasLPts: 2x2, AdvSan Diego ProO94KG4F2017
13692Max GimenisMax GimenisLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA110KGSF2017
13694Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA110KG3RD2017
14544Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsO97KG4F2017
14820Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLPts: 2x0Los Angeles OpenABSSF2018
15234Max GimenisMax GimenisLPts: 8x2Pan AmericanO100KG8F2018
19208Max GimenisMax GimenisLChoke from backPan AmericanO100KG4F2019
8002Charles GasparWArmbarAsian OpenO100KGF2015
8003Luis FelipeWKimuraAsian OpenABSR12015
8004Bruno AmorimBruno AmorimWLapel chokeAsian OpenABS4F2015
8005Howon JungWArmbarAsian OpenABSSF2015
8006Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPointsAsian OpenABSF2015
9293Pedro MouraWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanO100KG8F2016
9297Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWChokePan AmericanO100KG4F2016
9302Steven PattersonWArmbarPan AmericanABSR12016
9456Marcos CostaMarcos CostaWPointsWorld ProABSR12016
9465Arturo EspiesWAmericanaWorld ProABSR22016
9479Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x0World ProABS8F2016
9591Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWReferee DecisionWorld ProO94KGR12016
10930Thomas McmahonWPts: 2x0SJJIF WorldsABS4F2016
10932Thiago ReinaldoWBow and arrowSJJIF WorldsABSSF2016
10934Thiago ReinaldoWVerbal tapSJJIF WorldsO94KGF2016
10936Thomas McmahonWPts: 16x0SJJIF NG WorldABSSF2016
10937Louis VillarealWKimuraSJJIF NG WorldABSF2016
11790Joaquim MamuteWDQCopa Podio110KGSPF2017
11972Alexandro CeconiWPts: 7x2Pan AmericanABSR12017
11980Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWArmbarPan AmericanABS8F2017
12123Jared DoppJared DoppWPts: 15x2Pan American100KG8F2017
12127Felipe BezerraFelipe BezerraWReferee DecisionPan American100KG4F2017
12887Antonio JuniorWArmlockWorld Champ.ABSR12017
13064Rodolpho BonfimWPts: 4x2World Champ.100KG8F2017
13180Matt KirchwehmWN/AAmerican NG Nats98KGF2017
13182Valdir AraujoWN/AAmerican NG NatsABSR12017
13224Christopher EngleWN/AAmerican Nats100KGSF2017
13225Gabriel ProcopioWN/AAmerican Nats100KGF2017
13229Yan LucasYan LucasWN/AAmerican NatsABSR12017
13234Valdir AraujoWN/AAmerican NatsABS4F2017
13689Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWPts: 4x0Grand Slam LA110KG4F2017
14777Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWPts: 0x0, AdvUS National Pro110KGSF2018
14780Leo DavilaWPts: 5x4US National Pro110KGF2018
14813Joseph MokuWDQLos Angeles OpenO100KGSF2018
14814T. GaiaWPts: 8x2Los Angeles OpenO100KGF2018
14816Manuel AlejandroWArmbarLos Angeles OpenABSR12018
14819Thomas KozlowskiWKimuraLos Angeles OpenABS4F2018

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