Garry Tonon is a submission specialist and black belt under Tom DeBlass and Ricardo Almeida. Based in New Jersey and dividing his training between the Renzo Gracie Academy in Manhattan and his own Ocean County Jiu-Jitsu gym, Tonon is well-known for his 'take on all-comers' competitive nature. He regularly competes under many different rulesets, including IBJJF, ADCC, submission-only and more.
Nov 2, 2020Mike Rakshan is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitor and one of the 16 contestants on FloGrappling’s reality TV show, Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos. Born on August 2, 1987 and training out of Clifton, NJ, Rakshan is a purple belt under Garry Tonon and represents Renzo Gracie Academy. The founder and owner of Immortals Jiu-Jitsu, Rakshan is known as “the Sultan of Strangles.”
Nov 1, 2017Tom DeBlass is a jiu-jitsu black belt from New Brunswick, NJ. Born on May 14, 1982, DeBlass is a black belt under Ricardo Almeida and represents team Renzo Gracie. He is a three-time ADCC qualifier, and the director of the ADCC East Coast Trials.