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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 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:

  • 1st Place IBJJF Asian Open (2015**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals NoGi (2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Los Angeles Open (2018)
  • 1st Place SJJIF World Championship (2016)
  • 1st Place SJJIF World Championship NoGi (2016)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Las Vegas Open (2019**)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2011 blue, 2012 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2014 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Asian Open (2012 purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2013* purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open (2015 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2012* purple, 2013 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open (2015 brown, 2014 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2016 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

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 the 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 a 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 an ultra-heavyweight contender in the sport.

Banner picture Antonio Quichocho.

Dany Gerard Grappling Record

41 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    21 (51%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (2%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    15 (37%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (5%)

15 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
40
6
#86e620
Kimura
20
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
15
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
19 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    8 (42%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (26%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (16%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Cross choke
33
1
#86e620
Choke from back
33
1
#5AD3D1
Clock choke
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Dany Gerard Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
9344Leandro LoLeandro LoLCross chokePan AmericanABSR22016
9517Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLInjuryWorld ProABS4F2016
9627R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLReferee DecisionWorld ProO94KG4F2016
10032Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.O100KGR12016
10055Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR22016
12046Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABS4F2017
12188Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLPts: 4x4, AdvPan American100KG4F2017
12971Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS8F2017
13144Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLPts: 2x0World Champ.100KG4F2017
13265Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLPts: 6x4American NG NatsABS4F2017
13714Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasLPts: 2x2, AdvSan Diego ProO94KG4F2017
13774Max GimenisMax GimenisLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA110KGSF2017
13776Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA110KG3RD2017
14644Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsO97KG4F2017
14944Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLPts: 2x0Los Angeles OpenABSSF2018
15357Max GimenisMax GimenisLPts: 8x2Pan AmericanO100KG8F2018
19509Max GimenisMax GimenisLChoke from backPan AmericanO100KG4F2019
21258Victor HugoVictor HugoLClock chokeLas Vegas OpenO100KGF2019
21268Guthierry BarbosaGuthierry BarbosaLPts: 2x0Las Vegas OpenABSF2019
8020Charles GasparWArmbarAsian OpenO100KGF2015
8021Luis FelipeWKimuraAsian OpenABSR12015
8022Bruno AmorimBruno AmorimWLapel chokeAsian OpenABS4F2015
8023Howon JungWArmbarAsian OpenABSSF2015
8024Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPointsAsian OpenABSF2015
9321Pedro MouraWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanO100KG8F2016
9325Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWChokePan AmericanO100KG4F2016
9330Steven PattersonWArmbarPan AmericanABSR12016
9487Marcos CostaMarcos CostaWPointsWorld ProABSR12016
9496Arturo EspiesWAmericanaWorld ProABSR22016
9510Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x0World ProABS8F2016
9622Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWReferee DecisionWorld ProO94KGR12016
10967Thomas McmahonWPts: 2x0SJJIF WorldsABS4F2016
10969Thiago ReinaldoWBow and arrowSJJIF WorldsABSSF2016
10971Thiago ReinaldoWVerbal tapSJJIF WorldsO94KGF2016
10973Thomas McmahonWPts: 16x0SJJIF NG WorldABSSF2016
10974Louis VillarealWKimuraSJJIF NG WorldABSF2016
11849Joaquim MamuteWDQCopa Podio110KGSPF2017
12032Alexandro CeconiWPts: 7x2Pan AmericanABSR12017
12040Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWArmbarPan AmericanABS8F2017
12183Jared DoppJared DoppWPts: 15x2Pan American100KG8F2017
12187Felipe BezerraFelipe BezerraWReferee DecisionPan American100KG4F2017
12961Antonio JuniorWArmlockWorld Champ.ABSR12017
13138Rodolpho BonfimWPts: 4x2World Champ.100KG8F2017
13257Matt KirchwehmWN/AAmerican NG Nats98KGF2017
13259Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoWPointsAmerican NG NatsABSR12017
13302Christopher EngleWN/AAmerican Nats100KGSF2017
13303Gabriel ProcopioGabriel ProcopioWN/AAmerican Nats100KGF2017
13307Yan LucasYan LucasWN/AAmerican NatsABSR12017
13312Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoWN/AAmerican NatsABS4F2017
13771Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWPts: 4x0Grand Slam LA110KG4F2017
14901Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWPts: 0x0, AdvUS National Pro110KGSF2018
14904Leo DavilaWPts: 5x4US National Pro110KGF2018
14937Joseph MokuWDQLos Angeles OpenO100KGSF2018
14938T. GaiaWPts: 8x2Los Angeles OpenO100KGF2018
14940Manuel AlejandroWArmbarLos Angeles OpenABSR12018
14943Thomas KozlowskiWKimuraLos Angeles OpenABS4F2018
21257Daniel NascimentoWPts: 2x0Las Vegas OpenO100KGSF2019
21261Nathan BarretoWPts: 2x0Las Vegas OpenABSR12019
21263Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoWArmbarLas Vegas OpenABS4F2019
21266Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWPts: 2x0Las Vegas OpenABSSF2019

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Dany Gerard 2015 Asian Open Highlight

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