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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:

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

Favorite Position/Technique: RNC and Inverted 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

54 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    8 (15%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (2%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    41 (76%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

41 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
32
13
#86e620
Heel hook
17
7
#5AD3D1
RNC
12
5
#d1212a
Guillotine
10
4
#fad11b
Kneebar
7
3
#f58822
Triangle
5
2
#224aba
Darce choke
2
1
#ff9124
Calf slicer
2
1
#bf1f6c
Bulldog choke
2
1
#22c9a5
Armbar
2
1
#fad223
Injury
2
1
#03861f
Kimura
2
1
#039a1f
Triangle armbar
2
1
41
(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
4850Kron GracieKron GracieLRNCADCC77KG1/4F2013
4907Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPointsADCCABSR12013
4910Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPointsADCCABS1/4F2013
5024Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 2x0FIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
5028Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 14x0FIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
5045DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPointsADCC NationalsABSSPF2014
5267Diego FerreiraLPts: 5x0FIVE NevadaABSF2014
5760Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasLPts: 2x2, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.73KGF2014
5772Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 6x4No Gi Pan Am.ABSR12014
5799Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 23x2No Gi WorldsABSSF2014
5814Rafael BeneditoLPts: 2x0No Gi Worlds73KG1/4F2014
7640Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 10x0ADCC77KG1/4F2015
7675Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesLPts: 0x0, PenADCCABSR12015
7880Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLWristlockNoGi Pan AmsABSF2015
8084Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds76KG1/4F2015
8152Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABSR12015
9272Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPointsEBI 6ABS1/4F2016
10079DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 7x2Grappling Pro77KGSF2016
11063Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLFlying triangleSUG 3ABSSPF2017
4841Satori KitaokaWRNCADCC77KGR12013
5029Beneil DariushBeneil DariushWReferee DecisionFIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
5030James PuopoloJames PuopoloWInside heel hookFIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
5048Bill CooperBill CooperWHeel hookGQ King OTMABSNA2014
5262Daniel AlmodovarWGuillotineFIVE NevadaABS1/4F2014
5263Wallace SantosWKimuraFIVE NevadaABSSF2014
5264Milan ZerjalWRNCFIVE NevadaABSF2014
5265Guilherme CotliarenkoWPts: 7x2FIVE Nevada77KGSF2014
5266Aaron BuckWTriangleFIVE Nevada77KGF2014
5333Matt BagshawWInside heel hookSubmission AceABSSPF2014
5667Kit DaleWGuillotineMetamoris 4ABSSPF2014
5758AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWRNCNo Gi Pan Am.73KGSF2014
5796Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWRNCNo Gi WorldsABS1/4F2014
5958PJ LinderWRNCEBI77KGR12014
5960Lance GlynnWInside heel hookEBI77KG1/4F2014
5962Javier ValencianoWHeel hookEBI77KGSF2014
5963Richie MartinezRichie MartinezWInside heel hookEBI77KGF2014
6133Josh HaydenWKneebarRocksolidABSSPF2015
6135Marcin HeldWHeel hookPolarisABSSPF2015
6399Javier VazquezJavier VazquezWTriangleGracie NationalsABSSPF2015
6697M. KheraWPointsUGA Open77KGSPF2015
6804Rodrigo RanieriRodrigo RanieriWInside heel hookUGL77KGSPF2015
7077Josh VallesWHeel hookEBI 377KGR12015
7081Karen DarabedyanWPointsEBI 377KG1/4F2015
7082Eddie CummingsEddie CummingsWTriangle armbarEBI 377KGSF2015
7084Josh HingerJosh HingerWPointsEBI 377KGF2015
7474Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoWReferee DecisionFIVE SL72KGSPF2015
7632Dillon DanisDillon DanisWInside heel hookADCC77KGR12015
7725Masakazu ImanariWInside heel hookPolaris 268KGSPF2015
7853Joao FerreiraWPointsNoGi Pan Ams76KG1/4F2015
7855Renan BorgesWKneebarNoGi Pan Ams76KGSF2015
7856Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 7x2NoGi Pan Ams76KGF2015
7877Washington LuisWDarce chokeNoGi Pan AmsABS1/4F2015
7878Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 6x6, AdvNoGi Pan AmsABSSF2015
8145Marcel GonçalvesWDQNoGi WorldsABSR12015
8414Jordon TaborWGuillotineGQ All Star77KG1/4F2015
8415Joe SoleckiWInside heel hookGQ All Star77KGSF2015
8416Rob GreenidgeWCalf slicerGQ All Star77KGF2015
8417Stephan MartinezWBulldog chokeEBI 570KGR12015
8425Javier VasquezWHeel hookEBI 570KG1/4F2015
8429Lachlan GillesWArmbarEBI 570KGSF2015
8431Rafael DomingosWHeel hookEBI 570KGF2015
9018Rousimar PalharesRousimar PalharesD---Polaris 382KGSPF2016
9264Felipe FogolinWInside heel hookEBI 6ABSR12016
9875Ralek GracieWKneebarMetamoris 7ABSSPF2016
9876Dustin AkbariWInside Heel hookF2W Pro 872KGSPF2016
10077Hunter EwaldHunter EwaldWInjuryGrappling Pro77KG1/4F2016
10081Enrico CoccoEnrico CoccoWInside heel hookGrappling Pro77KG3RD2016
10297J. FriedrichWHeel hookEBI 993KGR12016
10305Adam SanchoffWInside heel hookEBI 993KG1/4F2016
10309Daniel OBrienWPointsEBI 993KGSF2016
10311Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWPointsEBI 993KGF2016
10378Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsWInside heel hookPolaris 477KGSPF2016
10816Kim TerraKim TerraWGuillotineStudio 540 SPFABSSPF2016
11141AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWReferee DecisionF2W 2476KGSPF2017

Garry Tonon vs Javi Vazquez (2015)

Garry Tonon vs Aaron Buck (2014)

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