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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)
  • ADCC 3rd Place (2017)
  • 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

63 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    9 (14%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (2%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    46 (73%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

46 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
35
16
#86e620
Heel hook
17
8
#5AD3D1
RNC
11
5
#d1212a
Guillotine
9
4
#fad11b
Kneebar
7
3
#f58822
Triangle
4
2
#224aba
Armbar
4
2
#ff9124
Kimura
2
1
#bf1f6c
Triangle armbar
2
1
#22c9a5
Darce choke
2
1
#fad223
Calf slicer
2
1
#03861f
Bulldog choke
2
1
#039a1f
Injury
2
1
46
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
21 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    15 (71%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (14%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (5%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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

Garry Tonon Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
4936Kron GracieKron GracieLRNCADCC77KG4F2013
4993Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPointsADCCABSR12013
4996Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPointsADCCABS4F2013
5110Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 2x0FIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
5114Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 14x0FIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
5141DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPointsADCC NationalsABSSPF2014
5364Diego FerreiraLPts: 5x0FIVE NevadaABSF2014
5862Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasLPts: 2x2, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.73KGF2014
5874Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 6x4No Gi Pan Am.ABSR12014
5901Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 23x2No Gi WorldsABSSF2014
5916Rafael BeneditoLPts: 2x0No Gi Worlds73KG4F2014
7772Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 10x0ADCC77KG4F2015
7807Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesLPts: 0x0, PenADCCABSR12015
8012Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLWristlockNoGi Pan AmsABSF2015
8219Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds76KG4F2015
8287Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABSR12015
9432Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPointsEBI 6ABS4F2016
10267DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 7x2Grappling Pro77KGSF2016
11295Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLFlying triangleSUG 3ABSSPF2017
13340JT TorresJT TorresLReferee DecisionADCC77KGSF2017
13341Vagner RochaVagner RochaLPts: 2x0ADCC77KG3RD2017
4927Satori KitaokaWRNCADCC77KGR12013
5115Beneil DariushBeneil DariushWReferee DecisionFIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
5116James PuopoloJames PuopoloWInside heel hookFIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
5144Bill CooperBill CooperWHeel hookGQ King OTMABSNA2014
5359Daniel AlmodovarWGuillotineFIVE NevadaABS4F2014
5360Wallace SantosWKimuraFIVE NevadaABSSF2014
5361Milan ZerjalWRNCFIVE NevadaABSF2014
5362Guilherme CotliarenkoWPts: 7x2FIVE Nevada77KGSF2014
5363Aaron BuckWTriangleFIVE Nevada77KGF2014
5431Matt BagshawWInside heel hookSubmission AceABSSPF2014
5770Kit DaleWGuillotineMetamoris 4ABSSPF2014
5860AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWRNCNo Gi Pan Am.73KGSF2014
5898Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWRNCNo Gi WorldsABS4F2014
6062PJ LinderWRNCEBI77KGR12014
6064Lance GlynnWInside heel hookEBI77KG4F2014
6066Javier ValencianoWHeel hookEBI77KGSF2014
6067Richie MartinezRichie MartinezWInside heel hookEBI77KGF2014
6250Josh HaydenWKneebarRocksolidABSSPF2015
6252Marcin HeldWHeel hookPolarisABSSPF2015
6521Javier VazquezJavier VazquezWTriangleGracie NationalsABSSPF2015
6819M. KheraWPointsUGA Open77KGSPF2015
6925Rodrigo RanieriRodrigo RanieriWInside heel hookUGL77KGSPF2015
7203Josh VallesWHeel hookEBI 377KGR12015
7207Karen DarabedyanWPointsEBI 377KG4F2015
7208Eddie CummingsEddie CummingsWTriangle armbarEBI 377KGSF2015
7210Josh HingerJosh HingerWPointsEBI 377KGF2015
7605Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoWReferee DecisionFIVE SL72KGSPF2015
7764Dillon DanisDillon DanisWInside heel hookADCC77KGR12015
7857Masakazu ImanariWInside heel hookPolaris 268KGSPF2015
7985Joao FerreiraWPointsNoGi Pan Ams76KG4F2015
7987Renan BorgesWKneebarNoGi Pan Ams76KGSF2015
7988Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 7x2NoGi Pan Ams76KGF2015
8009Washington LuisWDarce chokeNoGi Pan AmsABS4F2015
8010Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 6x6, AdvNoGi Pan AmsABSSF2015
8280Marcel GonçalvesWDQNoGi WorldsABSR12015
8552Jordon TaborWGuillotineGQ All Star77KG4F2015
8553Joe SoleckiWInside heel hookGQ All Star77KGSF2015
8554Rob GreenidgeWCalf slicerGQ All Star77KGF2015
8555Stephan MartinezWBulldog chokeEBI 570KGR12015
8563Javier VasquezWHeel hookEBI 570KG4F2015
8567Lachlan GillesWArmbarEBI 570KGSF2015
8569Rafael DomingosWHeel hookEBI 570KGF2015
9178Rousimar PalharesRousimar PalharesD---Polaris 382KGSPF2016
9424Felipe FogolinWInside heel hookEBI 6ABSR12016
10054Ralek GracieWKneebarMetamoris 7ABSSPF2016
10055Dustin AkbariWInside Heel hookF2W Pro 872KGSPF2016
10265Hunter EwaldHunter EwaldWInjuryGrappling Pro77KG4F2016
10269Enrico CoccoEnrico CoccoWInside heel hookGrappling Pro77KG3RD2016
10488J. FriedrichWHeel hookEBI 993KGR12016
10496Adam SanchoffWInside heel hookEBI 993KG4F2016
10500Daniel OBrienWPointsEBI 993KGSF2016
10502Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWPointsEBI 993KGF2016
10578Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsWInside heel hookPolaris 477KGSPF2016
11019Kim TerraKim TerraWGuillotineStudio 540 SPFABSSPF2016
11375AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWReferee DecisionF2W 2476KGSPF2017
11833Justin RaderJustin RaderWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 2875KGSPF2017
12530Shinya AokiShinya AokiWInside heel hookOne FC76KGSPF2017
13107Dillon DanisDillon DanisWReferee DecisionPolaris 581KGSPF2017
13333Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 2x0ADCC77KGE12017
13338Marcelo MafraWPts: 0x0, PenADCC77KG4F2017
13600Chance BraudWInside heel hookEBI 1370KGR12017
13608Ross KeepingWArmbarEBI 1370KG4F2017
13612L. ValenteWHeel hookEBI 1370KGSF2017
13614Vagner RochaVagner RochaWInside heel hookEBI 1370KGF2017

Garry Tonon vs Javi Vazquez (2015)

Garry Tonon vs Aaron Buck (2014)

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