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

Dany Gerard Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
9348Leandro LoLeandro LoLCross chokePan AmericanABSR22016
9523Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLInjuryWorld ProABS4F2016
9634R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLReferee DecisionWorld ProO94KG4F2016
10039Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.O100KGR12016
10062Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR22016
12072Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABS4F2017
12214Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLPts: 4x4, AdvPan American100KG4F2017
13000Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS8F2017
13173Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLPts: 2x0World Champ.100KG4F2017
13295Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLPts: 6x4American NG NatsABS4F2017
13744Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasLPts: 2x2, AdvSan Diego ProO94KG4F2017
13804Max GimenisMax GimenisLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA110KGSF2017
13806Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA110KG3RD2017
14676Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsO97KG4F2017
14976Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLPts: 2x0Los Angeles OpenABSSF2018
15389Max GimenisMax GimenisLPts: 8x2Pan AmericanO100KG8F2018
19541Max GimenisMax GimenisLChoke from backPan AmericanO100KG4F2019
21292Victor HugoVictor HugoLClock chokeLas Vegas OpenO100KGF2019
21302Guthierry BarbosaGuthierry BarbosaLPts: 2x0Las Vegas OpenABSF2019
8022Charles GasparWArmbarAsian OpenO100KGF2015
8023Luis FelipeWKimuraAsian OpenABSR12015
8024Bruno AmorimBruno AmorimWLapel chokeAsian OpenABS4F2015
8025Howon JungWArmbarAsian OpenABSSF2015
8026Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPointsAsian OpenABSF2015
9325Pedro MouraWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanO100KG8F2016
9329Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWChokePan AmericanO100KG4F2016
9334Steven PattersonWArmbarPan AmericanABSR12016
9493Marcos CostaMarcos CostaWPointsWorld ProABSR12016
9502Arturo EspiesWAmericanaWorld ProABSR22016
9516Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x0World ProABS8F2016
9629Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWReferee DecisionWorld ProO94KGR12016
10975Thomas McmahonWPts: 2x0SJJIF WorldsABS4F2016
10977Thiago ReinaldoWBow and arrowSJJIF WorldsABSSF2016
10979Thiago ReinaldoWVerbal tapSJJIF WorldsO94KGF2016
10981Thomas McmahonWPts: 16x0SJJIF NG WorldABSSF2016
10982Louis VillarealWKimuraSJJIF NG WorldABSF2016
11875Joaquim MamuteWDQCopa Podio110KGSPF2017
12058Alexandro CeconiWPts: 7x2Pan AmericanABSR12017
12066Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWArmbarPan AmericanABS8F2017
12209Jared DoppJared DoppWPts: 15x2Pan American100KG8F2017
12213Felipe BezerraFelipe BezerraWReferee DecisionPan American100KG4F2017
12990Antonio JuniorWArmlockWorld Champ.ABSR12017
13167Rodolpho BonfimWPts: 4x2World Champ.100KG8F2017
13287Matt KirchwehmWN/AAmerican NG Nats98KGF2017
13289Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoWPointsAmerican NG NatsABSR12017
13332Christopher EngleWN/AAmerican Nats100KGSF2017
13333Gabriel ProcopioGabriel ProcopioWN/AAmerican Nats100KGF2017
13337Yan LucasYan LucasWN/AAmerican NatsABSR12017
13342Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoWN/AAmerican NatsABS4F2017
13801Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWPts: 4x0Grand Slam LA110KG4F2017
14933Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWPts: 0x0, AdvUS National Pro110KGSF2018
14936Leo DavilaWPts: 5x4US National Pro110KGF2018
14969Joseph MokuWDQLos Angeles OpenO100KGSF2018
14970T. GaiaWPts: 8x2Los Angeles OpenO100KGF2018
14972Manuel AlejandroWArmbarLos Angeles OpenABSR12018
14975Thomas KozlowskiWKimuraLos Angeles OpenABS4F2018
21291Daniel NascimentoWPts: 2x0Las Vegas OpenO100KGSF2019
21295Nathan BarretoWPts: 2x0Las Vegas OpenABSR12019
21297Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoWArmbarLas Vegas OpenABS4F2019
21300Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWPts: 2x0Las Vegas OpenABSSF2019

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