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

Main Achievements:

  • Quintet Fight Night 1 Champion (2018)
  • Quintet Fight Night 2 Champion (2019)
  • IBJJF Chicago Spring Open 3rd Place (2018)
  • IBJJF Chicago Summer NoGi Open 3rd Place (2018**)
  • Onnit Invitational 9 3rd Place (2018)
  • Dumau Kyushu Cup Champion (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

35 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    6 (17%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    28 (80%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

28 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Kneebar
39
11
#86e620
Armbar
25
7
#5AD3D1
Kimura
11
3
#d1212a
Guillotine
7
2
#fad11b
Outside heel hook
7
2
#f58822
RNC
4
1
#224aba
Verbal tap
4
1
#ff9124
Choke
4
1
28
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
21 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    9 (43%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (48%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    2 (10%)

10 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
40
4
#86e620
Inside heel hook
10
1
#5AD3D1
Heel hook
10
1
#d1212a
Cross ankle lock
10
1
#fad11b
Crucifix armbar
10
1
#f58822
Triangle armbar
10
1
#224aba
Triangle
10
1
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

David Garmo Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
14555Lachlan GilesLachlan GilesLCrucifix armbarNoGi Worlds73KGR22017
14618Frederico AugustoLPts: 9x2NoGi WorldsABSR12017
14658Robson TannoLPts: 2x0Los ConchasABSF2017
15452Dante LeonDante LeonLTriangle armbarChicago Sp. Open82KGSF2018
15463Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLTriangleChicago Sp. OpenABS4F2018
15483Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLRNCQuintet FNABSF2018
16636Michael CarpenterLPointsDreem Nutrition81KGSF2018
16639Alex HernandezLInside heel hookDreem Nutrition81KG3RD2018
16688Luke SzemanLHeel hookKO Finishers76KG4F2018
17040Kuan BarbosaLPts: 6x2Chicago SM NGO79KGF2018
17043Dante LeonDante LeonLRNCChicago SM NGOABSF2018
17793PJ BarchPJ BarchLEBI/OTOnnit Inv. 977KGSF2018
17926Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaLRNCADCC EC Trials77KG4F2018
18391Sergio ArdilaSergio ArdilaLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGR22018
18471Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonLPts: 10x2NoGi WorldsABSR22018
18758Koshi MatsumotoLCross ankle lockQuintet FN2ABSF2019
19845Athos MirandaLN/ANY Spring Open82KGSF2019
19858Silvio DuranSilvio DuranLPts: 4x2NY Spring OpenABSR12019
19864Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLPointsNY Spring NGO73KGSF2019
20163Dante LeonDante LeonLRNCKOTM Inv.ABS4F2019
20939Ruben RiveraLEBI/OTMidwest Finish.77KGSF2019
14553Talison SoaresWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds73KGR12017
14655Robson TannoWPts: 5x0Los Conchas80KGF2017
14656N/AWKimuraLos ConchasABS4F2017
14657N/AWKneebarLos ConchasABSSF2017
15450Tom KozlowskiWChokeChicago Sp. Open82KG4F2018
15461Aizbeck MustekovWArmbarChicago Sp. OpenABSR12018
15468Kengo IkutaWKneebarDumau Kyushu82KGSF2018
15469Kenji NishimotoWKneebarDumau Kyushu82KGF2018
15470Yosoyoshi IwamotoWKneebarDumau KyushuABSSF2018
15471Kenji NishimotoWKneebarDumau KyushuABSF2018
15472Kengo IkutaWKimuraDumau K. NGABSF2018
15475Masakazu ImanariD---Quintet FNABSSF2018
15482Kazuyuki MiyataWKneebarQuintet FNABSF2018
16629Jonathan StutzmanWKneebarF2W Pro 7982KGSPF2018
16632N. SchaferWGuillotineDreem Nutrition81KGR12018
16635Brandt BasaranWPointsDreem Nutrition81KG4F2018
16692Adrian SandovalWKneebarSub HuntersABSR12018
16693John MulernWOutside heel hookSub HuntersABSR22018
16694Casey McWhinterWOutside heel hookSub HuntersABS4F2018
16695Perez FigueiroaWPointsSub HuntersABSSF2018
16696Brian RadtkeWRNCSub HuntersABSF2018
17039Khristopher GonzalezWArmbarChicago SM NGO79KGSF2018
17041Robby MalofWPts: 4x2Chicago SM NGOABSSF2018
17791Kyle WempeWArmbarOnnit Inv. 977KG4F2018
17795James CarrowWKneebarUSBJJ Michigan82KGRR2018
17796James CarrowWKimuraUSBJJ Michigan82KGRR2018
17909Joe BaikWGuillotineADCC EC Trials77KGR12018
17916Desmond McDonaldWArmbarADCC EC Trials77KGR22018
17922Nick FioreWPts: 4x0ADCC EC Trials77KG8F2018
18010Chris MarksWArmbarSapateiro Inv.ABSR12018
18011James GuionWKneebarSapateiro Inv.ABS4F2018
18012Frank JacksonWArmbarSapateiro Inv.ABSSF2018
18013Aaron HarisD---Sapateiro Inv.ABSF2018
18381Kenji SetteWPts: 10x0NoGi Worlds79KGR12018
18459Charles McGuireWVerbal tapNoGi WorldsABSR12018
18461Charles McGuireWArmbarNoGi WorldsABSR12018
18754Shrek SekineD---Quintet FN2ABSSF2019
20938Tom HigginsWKneebarMidwest Finish.77KG4F2019

David Garmo vs Kyle Wempe

David Garmo @Japanese Nationals 2017

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