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David Garmo is a professional grappler and Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Danny Agemy, who is regarded as one of the top no-gi BJJ competitors of his generation as well as one of Michigan – USA’s most accomplished athletes in this sport. Garmo gained recognition for his exciting and crowd-pleasing style while competing in popular promotions such as Quintet Team Survival Match as well as the Onnit Invitational, and has represented well-respected teams during his career such as Carpe Diem and Detroit Jiu-Jitsu.

David Garmo Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: David Garmo

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: C. Gracie > Helio Gracie > Royler Gracie > Saulo Ribeiro > Danny Agemy > David Garmo

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place Quintet Fight Night 1 (2018)
  • 1st Place Quintet Fight Night 2 (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Indianapolis Open NOGI (2021)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF American Nationals NOGI (2020)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Dallas Open NOGI (2021**)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Chicago Spring Open (2018)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Chicago Summer NOGI (2018**)
  • 3rd Place Onnit Invitational 9 (2018)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • IBJJF Japan National Champion (2017 brown)
  • IBJJF Chicago Spring Open Champion (2014* brown)
  • IBJJF World NoGi Championship 2nd Place (2013 purple)
  • IBJJF Pan NoGi Championship 2nd Place (2013 purple, 2015/2017 brown)

Favorite Position/Technique: Kneebar

Weight Division: Peso Médio (82,30 kg / 181.5 lbs)

Team/Association: Assembly Jiu-Jitsu/Detroit Jiu-Jitsu

David Garmo Biography

David Garmo was born on February 19th, 1990, in West Bloomfield, Michigan, United States of America.

David started practicing combat sports in 1995 at the Michigan Martial Arts, he was 5 years old at the time. It was at this facility that Garmo was introduced to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by then blue belt, Lee Miles.

His introduction to martial arts at Michigan MA continued on a somewhat intermittent rhythm, until Garmo’s 10th anniversary when he quit altogether. This attitude towards sports would change during high school when David picked up wrestling at the Brother Rice High School, an activity he practiced and competed until his graduation.

After he left high school David looked for another sport to follow, finding it by returning to Brazilian jiu-jitsu at the MASH Gym in October 2008.

As soon as he left secondary school, Garmo knew he did not want to pursue academic life and believed his future was in cage-fighting, an idea that started dissipating as he got more involved with jiu-jitsu. Within 1.5 years David was fully in pursuit of a career in grappling, living as a full-time BJJ athlete.

In search of his goals, David received plenty of help from his coaches, namely Don Richard, Brandon Fracassi, John Toth, Angelo Popofski and Harvy Berman, with the celebrated Master, Mr. Caique Elias in charge of Garmo’s belt promotions from white to brown.

As a brown belt, David started making regular visits to Tokyo, Japan, spending extended periods of time there, training and coaching at the famous Carpe Diem Academy. On one of his returns to the US, Garmo was promoted to black belt by his friend and mentor, Danny Agemy. A promotion that took place in October 2017.

Cover photo by Rintaro Ishige.

David Garmo Grappling Record

73 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    9 (12%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (3%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    53 (73%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (1%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

53 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Kneebar
25
13
#86e620
Armbar
17
9
#5AD3D1
Guillotine
15
8
#d1212a
Inside heel hook
11
6
#fad11b
Kimura
6
3
#f58822
Outside heel hook
6
3
#224aba
RNC
6
3
#ff9124
Darce choke
4
2
#bf1f6c
Triangle
2
1
#22c9a5
Omoplata
2
1
#fad223
Short choke
2
1
#03861f
Choke
2
1
#039a1f
Verbal tap
2
1
#03b41f
Straight ankle lock
2
1
53
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
47 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    15 (32%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    24 (51%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    2 (4%)

24 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
25
6
#86e620
Inside heel hook
13
3
#5AD3D1
Straight ankle lock
8
2
#d1212a
Triangle
8
2
#fad11b
Armbar
8
2
#f58822
Omoplata
4
1
#224aba
Kneebar
4
1
#ff9124
Face mask choke
4
1
#bf1f6c
Short choke
4
1
#22c9a5
Crucifix armbar
4
1
#fad223
Triangle armbar
4
1
#03861f
Heel hook
4
1
#039a1f
Cross ankle lock
4
1
#03b41f
Guillotine
4
1
24
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

David Garmo Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
14667Lachlan GilesLachlan GilesLCrucifix armbarNoGi Worlds73KGR22017
14730Frederico AugustoLPts: 9x2NoGi WorldsABSR12017
14776Robson TannoLPts: 2x0Los ConchasABSF2017
15594Dante LeonDante LeonLTriangle armbarChicago Sp. Open82KGSF2018
15605Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLTriangleChicago Sp. OpenABS4F2018
15625Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLRNCQuintet FNABSF2018
16793Michael CarpenterLPointsDreem Nutrition81KGSF2018
16796Alex HernandezLInside heel hookDreem Nutrition81KG3RD2018
16845Luke SzemanLHeel hookKO Finishers76KG4F2018
17210Kauan BarbozaKauan BarbozaLPts: 6x2Chicago SM NGO79KGF2018
17213Dante LeonDante LeonLRNCChicago SM NGOABSF2018
17989PJ BarchPJ BarchLEBI/OTOnnit Inv. 977KGSF2018
18131Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaLRNCADCC EC Trials77KG4F2018
18624Sergio ArdilaSergio ArdilaLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGR22018
18704Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonLPts: 10x2NoGi WorldsABSR22018
19014Koshi MatsumotoLCross ankle lockQuintet FN2ABSF2019
20157Athos MirandaLN/ANY Spring Open82KGSF2019
20170Silvio DuranSilvio DuranLPts: 4x2NY Spring OpenABSR12019
20176Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLPointsNY Spring NGO73KGSF2019
20479Dante LeonDante LeonLRNCKOTM Inv.ABS4F2019
21302Ruben RiveraLEBI/OTMDW Finishers77KGSF2019
22044Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroLReferee DecisionLondon FNGO79KGF2019
22046Helton JoseHelton JoseLPts: 2x2, AdvLondon FNGOABSSF2019
23302Oliver TazaOliver TazaLArmbarPara BellumABSSF2020
23736Pedro MarinhoPedro MarinhoLGuillotineJitz King84KGR12020
23853Kody SteeleKody SteeleLReferee DecisionF2W 15086KGSPF2020
24441Paulo GabrielPaulo GabrielLPts: 2x2, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.79KGR12020
24480Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 9x2No Gi Pan Am.ABSR12020
24583Carlos SouzaLPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican NGN79KG4F2020
24612Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaLOmoplataAmerican NGNABSF2020
25200Oliver TazaOliver TazaLInside heel hookDallas NGO79KGF2021
25219Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonLKneebarDallas NGOABSF2021
25923Andrew WiltseAndrew WiltseLRNCWNO 883KGSPF2021
26112Jeferson GuaresiJeferson GuaresiLPts: 2x0NoGi Pan Am.85KG4F2021
26283Almog BritchLArmbarIndianapolis NGOABSF2021
27932Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLFace mask chokeGrapple TempleN/ASPF2021
28144Eliot KellyEliot KellyLPts: 11x0NoGi WorldsABS8F2021
28250Hunter NewtonLShort chokeNoGi Worlds85KGR12021
28858Sean YadimarcoLPts: 2x0ADCC EC Trials88KGR42021
29772Jacob CouchLInside heel hookWNO 1193KGSPF2022
30842Oliver TazaOliver TazaLStraight ankle lockEBI 1977KG4F2022
31312Hunter ColvinLRNCADCC WC Trials88KGSF2022
31315Mike CrispLStraight ankle lockADCC WC Trials88KG3RD2022
33396Aaron TiegsLTriangleAmerican NGNABSSF2022
34836Jeferson GuaresiJeferson GuaresiLPts: 2x0ADCC Vegas83KG8F2022
34872Jacob CouchLReferee DecisionADCC VegasABS8F2022
35965Alexandre JesusAlexandre JesusLPointsEuropean NG85KGSF2022
14665Talison SoaresWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds73KGR12017
14773Robson TannoWPts: 5x0Los Conchas80KGF2017
14774N/AWKimuraLos ConchasABS4F2017
14775N/AWKneebarLos ConchasABSSF2017
15592Tom KozlowskiWChokeChicago Sp. Open82KG4F2018
15603Aizbeck MustekovWArmbarChicago Sp. OpenABSR12018
15610Kengo IkutaWKneebarDumau Kyushu82KGSF2018
15611Kenji NishimotoWKneebarDumau Kyushu82KGF2018
15612Yosoyoshi IwamotoWKneebarDumau KyushuABSSF2018
15613Kenji NishimotoWKneebarDumau KyushuABSF2018
15614Kengo IkutaWKimuraDumau K. NGABSF2018
15617Masakazu ImanariD---Quintet FNABSSF2018
15624Kazuyuki MiyataWKneebarQuintet FNABSF2018
16786Jonathan StutzmanWKneebarF2W 7982KGSPF2018
16789N. SchaferWGuillotineDreem Nutrition81KGR12018
16792Brandt BasaranWPointsDreem Nutrition81KG4F2018
16849Adrian SandovalWKneebarSub HuntersABSR12018
16850John MulernWOutside heel hookSub HuntersABSR22018
16851Casey McWhinterWOutside heel hookSub HuntersABS4F2018
16852Perez FigueiroaWPointsSub HuntersABSSF2018
16853Brian RadtkeWRNCSub HuntersABSF2018
17209Khristopher GonzalezWArmbarChicago SM NGO79KGSF2018
17211Robby MalofWPts: 4x2Chicago SM NGOABSSF2018
17987Kyle WempeWArmbarOnnit Inv. 977KG4F2018
17991James CarrowWKneebarUSBJJ Michigan82KGRR2018
17992James CarrowWKimuraUSBJJ Michigan82KGRR2018
18114Joe BaikWGuillotineADCC EC Trials77KGR12018
18121Desmond McDonaldWArmbarADCC EC Trials77KGR22018
18127Nick FioreWPts: 4x0ADCC EC Trials77KG8F2018
18220Chris MarksWArmbarSapateiro Inv.ABSR12018
18221James GuionWKneebarSapateiro Inv.ABS4F2018
18222Frank JacksonWArmbarSapateiro Inv.ABSSF2018
18223Aaron HarisD---Sapateiro Inv.ABSF2018
18614Kenji SetteWPts: 10x0NoGi Worlds79KGR12018
18692Charles McGuireWVerbal tapNoGi WorldsABSR12018
18694Charles McGuireWArmbarNoGi WorldsABSR12018
19010Shrek SekineD---Quintet FN2ABSSF2019
21300Tom HigginsWKneebarMDW Finishers77KG4F2019
22042Jack CroninWPts: 4x4, AdvLondon FNGO79KG4F2019
22043Diogo BorgesWGuillotineLondon FNGO79KGSF2019
22045Charles McGuireWStraight ankle lockLondon FNGOABSSF2019
22048Brandon WilsonWTriangleFuji Grand Rapids83KGN/A2019
22049Brandon McNeesWInside heel hookFuji Grand Rapids83KGN/A2019
22050M. FitzgeraldWOmoplataFuji Grand Rapids83KGN/A2019
23301Javad MahjoubWDQPara BellumABSSF2020
24477Andre GoisAndre GoisWGuillotineNo Gi Pan Am.ABSR12020
24601Robert DunnWKneebarAmerican NGNABSR12020
24608Carlos SouzaWShort chokeAmerican NGNABS4F2020
24610Jackson DouglasJackson DouglasWKneebarAmerican NGNABSSF2020
25013Adrian BenevidezWReferee DecisionF2W 16183KGSPF2021
25211Yuri SantosWGuillotineDallas NGOABSR12021
25217Orlando CastilloWGuillotineDallas NGOABS4F2021
25218Jackson DouglasJackson DouglasWRNCDallas NGOABSSF2021
25228Saul ViayraWReferee DecisionF2W 16783KGSPF2021
26101S. PattersonWArmbarNoGi Pan Am.85KGR12021
26278Dustin ParrishWOutside heel hookIndianapolis NGO85KGSF2021
26279Avery BrooksWInside heel hookIndianapolis NGO85KGF2021
26282Saar ShimeshWPts: 0x0, AdvIndianapolis NGOABSSF2021
28133Enrique MarchWPts: 3x2NoGi WorldsABSR12021
28830Kyle GelderWDarce chokeADCC EC Trials88KGR12021
28839Mathew MartinezWReferee DecisionADCC EC Trials88KGR22021
28849Brian NielsonWPts: 5x0ADCC EC Trials88KGR32021
30835Vinicius JesusWInside heel hookEBI 1977KGR12022
31210Benji SilvaWReferee DecisionWNO 1283KGSPF2022
31282Colton ThomasWArmbarADCC WC Trials88KGR22022
31291Tyrell AndersonWReferee DecisionADCC WC Trials88KGR32022
31300Reynaldo CamachoWRNCADCC WC Trials88KGR162022
31307Ty FreemanWPts: 0x0, PenADCC WC Trials88KG8F2022
31311Jason RauJason RauWDarce chokeADCC WC Trials88KG4F2022
33379Gabriel LimaWInside heel hookAmerican NGN85KGSF2022
33380Vinicius WongWGuillotineAmerican NGN85KGF2022
33395Vinicius WongWReferee DecisionAmerican NGNABS4F2022
34824Nicholas MillerWInside heel hookADCC Vegas83KGR12022
34830Joshua DawsonWPts: 2x0ADCC Vegas83KGR22022
35955Freddie SykesWGuillotineEuropean NG85KG8F2022
35964Vegard VanderbergWInside heel hookEuropean NG85KG4F2022

David Garmo vs Kyle Wempe

David Garmo @Japanese Nationals 2017

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2 Comments

  • Ricky Casas says:

    Dave just finished 4th at the 2022 ADCC West Coast trials, I believe that’s a huge achievement worthy of highlighting (:

  • Ricky Casas says:

    Dave finished 1st at American Nationals 2022 at weight and 3rd at Open

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