Gerard Labinski is a Polish-born Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Leandro Lo, being a strong representative of the New School Brotherhood team in this sport/martial art’s international circuit. Labinski is also widely regarded as one of the top European grapplers of his generation, a reputation conquered through his important wins in the colored belt divisions and further cemented as a black belt.
Gerard Labinski Jiu-Jitsu
Full Name: Gerard Piotr Labinski
Nickname: Gerard is sometimes referenced simply as “G”.
- 1st Place IBJJF South Brazilian Championship (2019)
- 1st Place IBJJF Curitiba Summer Open (2019)
- 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam – RJ (2017)
- 2nd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam – LDN (2018)
- 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2019)
- 3rd Place IBJJF European Open (2020)
Main Achievements (Colored Belts):
- 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2017 brown)
- 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2017 brown)
- 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2017 brown)
- 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2017 brown)
- 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2016 brown)
Favorite Position/Technique: Worm Guard
Weight Division: Super Pesado (100,50 kg / 222.0 lbs)
Team/Association: New School Brotherhood
Gerard Labinski Biography
Gerard Labinski was born in Poland on March 19, 1994.
Labinski’s father, Przemyslaw was a strong competitor in the Polish judo scene and it was he who introduced young Gerard to the art of throwing in 1999 – a sport he practiced throughout his childhood, all the way to his mid-teens.
Although judo was well embedded in his family’s culture, Gerard never felt the drive to seriously pursue that avenue. This changed when he started watching jiu jitsu tutorials online during his teenage years, which developed his curiosity for the ground game.
Since the rules for groundwork in judo limited a lot of what Gerard was discovering through these online jiu-jitsu videos, at the age of 15 he decided to look for a BJJ gym where he could test and expand on these moves finding it in Warsaw’s Copacabana Academy – an affiliate of Braulio Estima.
Copacabana’s teaching method was very free and open-minded. Students were left to drill as they pleased and Labinski was very much a self-taught during this period, learning from a few of Braulio Estima’s seminars and rolls with the higher belts – Mieszko Maciejewski, in particular, was an important source of knowledge.
Once Gerard became more invested in competition he befriended a fellow Polish athlete by the name of Filip Sadowski. The two shared a great curiosity for BJJ and started traveling through Europe, competing and training where they could. Gerard and Filip would later decide on a trip to Las Vegas – USA, staying at Robert Drysdale‘s academy who then became another important figure in Gerard’s development as a grappler.
Although Gerard traveled regularly through Europe, the United States and later Japan, his promotions were all done by the hands of Braulio Estima, in Warsaw. This was until Labinski’s brown belt, a time when he moved to Brazil where he joined Leandro Lo‘s New School Brotherhood – another academy with a very loose curriculum.
At NS Brotherhood Gerard Labinski found his home, training and competing regularly in one of the toughest grappling circuits in the world. This experience would lead to his black belt promotion by Leandro Lo, which happened in June 2017.
Photo produced by UAEJJF during the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tour – RJ (2017).
Gerard Labinski Grappling Record
- BY DQ
11 SUBMISSIONS WINS
- BY DQ
1 SUBMISSION LOSSES
Gerard Labinski Fight History
|15441||Thiago SaThiago Sa||L||Referee Decision||Grand Slam LDN||110KG||F||2018|
|16961||Joao Oliveira||L||Points||Vitoria Open||94KG||SF||2018|
|17495||Erberth SantosErberth Santos||L||Pts: 2x0||King of Mats||110KG||RR||2018|
|17501||Jackson SousaJackson Sousa||L||Pts: 2x0||King of Mats||110KG||RR||2018|
|18216||Hygor BritoHygor Brito||L||Pts: 2x0||South American||94KG||F||2018|
|18760||Fellipe AndrewFellipe Andrew||L||Triangle armbar||European Open||100KG||4F||2019|
|20099||Vinicius TratorVinicius Trator||L||Referee Decision||Brasileiro||94KG||SF||2019|
|20444||Adam WardzinskiAdam Wardzinski||L||Pts: 9x0||World Champ.||94KG||R1||2019|
|20510||Jackson SousaJackson Sousa||L||Pts: 4x2||King of Mats||110KG||RR||2019|
|20513||Joao RochaJoao Rocha||L||Pts: 5x0||King of Mats||110KG||RR||2019|
|20803||Helton JoseHelton Jose||L||Referee Decision||ACB World Champ.||95KG||4F||2019|
|21427||R. EvangelistaR. Evangelista||L||Pts: 4x2||Grand Slam LA||120KG||F||2019|
|22012||Rafael Massage||L||Referee Decision||Grand Slam RJ||120KG||4F||2019|
|22625||Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo Ribeiro||L||Pts: 3x1||Grand Slam AD||120KG||SF||2020|
|22742||Fellipe AndrewFellipe Andrew||L||Pts: 13x0||European Open||100KG||SF||2020|
|14309||Diego Braz||W||Pts: 4x0||Grand Slam RJ||110KG||4F||2017|
|14311||A. Netto||W||Pts: 12x0||Grand Slam RJ||110KG||SF||2017|
|14312||Igor SilvaIgor Silva||W||Pts: 0x0, Adv||Grand Slam RJ||110KG||F||2017|
|15240||S. Varshavskiy||W||Kneebar||London W. Open||100KG||F||2018|
|15440||Matt LeightonMatt Leighton||W||Referee Decision||Grand Slam LDN||110KG||SF||2018|
|17507||Alexandre CeconiAlexandre Ceconi||W||Pts: 2x0||King of Mats||110KG||RR||2018|
|18213||Pedro Peres||W||Adv||South American||94KG||4F||2018|
|18215||Filipe Pinheiro||W||Pts: 7x2||South American||94KG||SF||2018|
|18271||Wilker Costa||W||Pts: 5x0||Salvador Spring O.||94KG||SF||2018|
|18272||Julio Viotti||W||RNC||Salvador Spring O.||94KG||F||2018|
|18384||Luis Quinteiro||W||N/A||BH Sp Open||94KG||SF||2018|
|18810||Gesuel Aguiar||W||Submission||Guarapari Pro||94KG||SF||2019|
|18811||Elkjaer Lourenco||W||Submission||Guarapari Pro||94KG||F||2019|
|18880||Luis Felipe||W||N/A||South Brazilian||94KG||4F||2019|
|18883||Richard Goncalves||W||N/A||South Brazilian||94KG||SF||2019|
|19051||Hugo Silva||W||Pts: 5x0||Brazil Nat. Pro||94KG||4F||2019|
|19052||Lucas Campelo||W||Pts: 6x0||Brazil Nat. Pro||94KG||SF||2019|
|19054||Henrique Lima||W||Submission||Brazil Nat. Pro||94KG||F||2019|
|19104||Christofer Biude||W||Pts: 5x0||Curitiba SM. Open||94KG||4F||2019|
|19105||Henrique Lima||W||Pts: 3x0||Curitiba SM. Open||94KG||SF||2019|
|19106||Vitor ToledoVitor Toledo||W||Pts: 4x2||Curitiba SM. Open||94KG||F||2019|
|19509||Lawrence Lagos||W||Pts: 6x0||Floripa Fall Open||94KG||4F||2019|
|19510||Henrique Lima||W||Kneebar||Floripa Fall Open||94KG||F||2019|
|20097||Daniel Alves||W||Toe hold||Brasileiro||94KG||4F||2019|
|20518||Igor SilvaIgor Silva||W||Pts: 2x0||King of Mats||110KG||RR||2019|
|20998||Daewong Lee||W||RNC||Grand Slam TYO||120KG||SF||2019|
|20999||Victor HugoVictor Hugo||W||Pts: 2x0||Grand Slam TYO||120KG||F||2019|
|21426||Gustavo DiasGustavo Dias||W||Toe hold||Grand Slam LA||120KG||SF||2019|
|22239||Paulo Dantas||W||Kneebar||South American||100KG||4F||2019|
|22241||Harryson PereiraHarryson Pereira||W||Points||South American||100KG||SF||2019|