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Garry Tonon is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Tom deBlass and Ricardo Almeida, having earned important medals for his team (Renzo Gracie Academy – NJ/Ocean County), including titles at the IBJJF World and Pan American Championships. Known as a No Gi specialist, Tonon earned his reputation through various accomplishments in prestigious grappling events, particularly in the submission only format such as: Metamoris, Polaris and Eddie Bravo Invitational (EBI). Garry Tonon has also worked extensively with coach John Danaher at RGA – NYC.

Garry Tonon Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Garry Tonon

Nickname: “Lion Killer”.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Junior > Renzo Gracie > Ricardo Almeida (> Tom deBlass) > Garry Tonon

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2011/2012 brown)
  • IBJJF World Champion (2008 juvenile blue)
  • IBJJF Pan American No-Gi Champion (2010* purple, 2011/2012** brown, 2015 black)
  • EBI WW Champion (2014/2015)
  • EBI LW Champion (2015)
  • EBI LHW Champion (2016)
  • FIVE Grappling Nevada Champion No-Gi (2014**)
  • FIVE Grappling Nevada Champion (2014)
  • Metamoris Superfight Winner (2014)
  • FIVE Grappling Superfight Winner (2015)
  • IBJJF Pan American No-Gi Championship Runner-up (2010 purple, 2015* black)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2011* brown, 2014* black)
  • IBJJF Pan American No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2011* brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: RNC and Inside Heel Hook

Weight Division: Peso Leve (76.2kg/168lbs)

Team/Association: Renzo Gracie Academy

Garry Tonon Biography

Garry Tonon was born on the 12th of September, 1991 in New Jersey – USA, where he initiated his grappling career during 5th grade. Wrestling being the sport he followed and competed in for 5 years, from 5th to 9th grade.

At the age of 14 one of Garry’s close friends took him to a local jiu jitsu tournament. He became increasingly interested in the sport and decided to start attending jiu jitsu classes at his friend’s gym. The academy was geared up for mixed martial arts (MMA), having just three grappling classes per week. Although Tonon enjoyed the training, he wanted to focus on the sporting facet of BJJ and ended up leaving after 6 months.

A few weeks later leaving the MMA gym, Garry found a leaflet for the Ocean County Jiu Jitsu academy. OCBJJ was located near his New Jersey home making perfect sense to pick up where he had left off. The school had just opened its doors, but Tonon fell instantly in love with the methodology of coach Tom deBlass, becoming a very devoted student, while taking 2 classes per day on a regular basis.

After one year working his grappling solely at Ocean County, Tom deBlass started bringing Tonon with him to Ricardo Almeida‘s training sessions (deBlass’ coach) once per week. This symbiosis between Ocean County and Almeida’s academies paid dividends with Tonon earning his first international title at the 2008 World Championships, in the Blue Belt Juvenile Division.

While juggling between his Exercise Science course at Rutgers University and maintaining a high level jiu jitsu career in his late teens, Tonon earned important titles, particularly in No Gi competitions.

Tonon maintained a solid gi focussed training regime for the first 5 years of his grappling career, but as his competitive success drove him towards no gi, he sought John Danaher for specific training in New York – where he specialized in heel hooks and lower limb attacks.

In mid September, 2013 long time coaches Tom deBlass and Ricardo Almeida awarded Tonon his black belt in jiu jitsu.

Tonon is also a successful coach, teaching at the Brunswick BJJ academy in New Jersey.

WB: brunswickbjj.com

Cover photo by Hywel Teague of BJJ Hacks.

Garry Tonon Grappling Record

56 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    8 (14%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (2%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    42 (75%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

42 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
33
14
#86e620
Heel hook
17
7
#5AD3D1
RNC
12
5
#d1212a
Guillotine
10
4
#fad11b
Kneebar
7
3
#f58822
Triangle
5
2
#224aba
Kimura
2
1
#ff9124
Triangle armbar
2
1
#bf1f6c
Darce choke
2
1
#22c9a5
Calf slicer
2
1
#fad223
Bulldog choke
2
1
#03861f
Armbar
2
1
#039a1f
Injury
2
1
42
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
19 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    14 (74%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (16%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (5%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
33
1
#86e620
Wristlock
33
1
#5AD3D1
Flying triangle
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Garry Tonon Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
4866Kron GracieKron GracieLRNCADCC77KG4F2013
4923Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPointsADCCABSR12013
4926Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPointsADCCABS4F2013
5040Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 2x0FIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
5044Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 14x0FIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
5067DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPointsADCC NationalsABSSPF2014
5289Diego FerreiraLPts: 5x0FIVE NevadaABSF2014
5781Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasLPts: 2x2, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.73KGF2014
5793Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 6x4No Gi Pan Am.ABSR12014
5820Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 23x2No Gi WorldsABSSF2014
5835Rafael BeneditoLPts: 2x0No Gi Worlds73KG4F2014
7671Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 10x0ADCC77KG4F2015
7706Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesLPts: 0x0, PenADCCABSR12015
7911Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLWristlockNoGi Pan AmsABSF2015
8115Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds76KG4F2015
8183Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABSR12015
9321Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPointsEBI 6ABS4F2016
10152DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 7x2Grappling Pro77KGSF2016
11163Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLFlying triangleSUG 3ABSSPF2017
4857Satori KitaokaWRNCADCC77KGR12013
5045Beneil DariushBeneil DariushWReferee DecisionFIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
5046James PuopoloJames PuopoloWInside heel hookFIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
5070Bill CooperBill CooperWHeel hookGQ King OTMABSNA2014
5284Daniel AlmodovarWGuillotineFIVE NevadaABS4F2014
5285Wallace SantosWKimuraFIVE NevadaABSSF2014
5286Milan ZerjalWRNCFIVE NevadaABSF2014
5287Guilherme CotliarenkoWPts: 7x2FIVE Nevada77KGSF2014
5288Aaron BuckWTriangleFIVE Nevada77KGF2014
5355Matt BagshawWInside heel hookSubmission AceABSSPF2014
5688Kit DaleWGuillotineMetamoris 4ABSSPF2014
5779AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWRNCNo Gi Pan Am.73KGSF2014
5817Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWRNCNo Gi WorldsABS4F2014
5982PJ LinderWRNCEBI77KGR12014
5984Lance GlynnWInside heel hookEBI77KG4F2014
5986Javier ValencianoWHeel hookEBI77KGSF2014
5987Richie MartinezRichie MartinezWInside heel hookEBI77KGF2014
6160Josh HaydenWKneebarRocksolidABSSPF2015
6162Marcin HeldWHeel hookPolarisABSSPF2015
6426Javier VazquezJavier VazquezWTriangleGracie NationalsABSSPF2015
6724M. KheraWPointsUGA Open77KGSPF2015
6830Rodrigo RanieriRodrigo RanieriWInside heel hookUGL77KGSPF2015
7105Josh VallesWHeel hookEBI 377KGR12015
7109Karen DarabedyanWPointsEBI 377KG4F2015
7110Eddie CummingsEddie CummingsWTriangle armbarEBI 377KGSF2015
7112Josh HingerJosh HingerWPointsEBI 377KGF2015
7505Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoWReferee DecisionFIVE SL72KGSPF2015
7663Dillon DanisDillon DanisWInside heel hookADCC77KGR12015
7756Masakazu ImanariWInside heel hookPolaris 268KGSPF2015
7884Joao FerreiraWPointsNoGi Pan Ams76KG4F2015
7886Renan BorgesWKneebarNoGi Pan Ams76KGSF2015
7887Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 7x2NoGi Pan Ams76KGF2015
7908Washington LuisWDarce chokeNoGi Pan AmsABS4F2015
7909Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 6x6, AdvNoGi Pan AmsABSSF2015
8176Marcel GonçalvesWDQNoGi WorldsABSR12015
8445Jordon TaborWGuillotineGQ All Star77KG4F2015
8446Joe SoleckiWInside heel hookGQ All Star77KGSF2015
8447Rob GreenidgeWCalf slicerGQ All Star77KGF2015
8448Stephan MartinezWBulldog chokeEBI 570KGR12015
8456Javier VasquezWHeel hookEBI 570KG4F2015
8460Lachlan GillesWArmbarEBI 570KGSF2015
8462Rafael DomingosWHeel hookEBI 570KGF2015
9067Rousimar PalharesRousimar PalharesD---Polaris 382KGSPF2016
9313Felipe FogolinWInside heel hookEBI 6ABSR12016
9941Ralek GracieWKneebarMetamoris 7ABSSPF2016
9942Dustin AkbariWInside Heel hookF2W Pro 872KGSPF2016
10150Hunter EwaldHunter EwaldWInjuryGrappling Pro77KG4F2016
10154Enrico CoccoEnrico CoccoWInside heel hookGrappling Pro77KG3RD2016
10372J. FriedrichWHeel hookEBI 993KGR12016
10380Adam SanchoffWInside heel hookEBI 993KG4F2016
10384Daniel OBrienWPointsEBI 993KGSF2016
10386Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWPointsEBI 993KGF2016
10459Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsWInside heel hookPolaris 477KGSPF2016
10899Kim TerraKim TerraWGuillotineStudio 540 SPFABSSPF2016
11242AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWReferee DecisionF2W 2476KGSPF2017
11700Justin RaderJustin RaderWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 2875KGSPF2017
12394Shinya AokiShinya AokiWInside heel hookOne FC76KGSPF2017

Garry Tonon vs Javi Vazquez (2015)

Garry Tonon vs Aaron Buck (2014)

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