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Christian Graugart

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Christian Graugart, also known as “The BJJ Globetrotter” is a famous figure in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu due to his successful grappling blogs: BJJ Globetrotter and Shogun HQ. As well as being the co-owner of a martial arts academy (CSA) in Denmark and a blogger, Christian Graugart has also become a published author through his BJJ Globetrotter book, which tells the story of how in 2011 Christian travelled the world with the purpose of training in as many Jiu Jitsu academies as possible meeting different cultures and personalities, all of which shared one thing in common, Jiu Jitsu.

Christian Graugart Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Christian Graugart

Nickname: Christian is often mentioned as “The BJJ Globetrotter”, due to his website (and book) where he keeps a log of all his travels to train BJJ.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Edson Carvalho > Robson Barbosa > Christian Graugart

Main Achievements:

  • London Open Champion (2012 black belt)
  • Swiss Open Champion (2011 brown belt open weight)
  • Battle of Copenhagen 3 superfight champion (2005)
  • Silver Medal at European Open (2012 brown belt)
  • Silver Medal at Scandinavian Open (2011 brown belt)
  • Bronze Medal at London Open (2011 brown belt)
  • Bronze Medal at Danish Open BJJ (2005 blue, open weight)
  • Bronze Medal at Grappling League 2 (2008)

Favourite Technique/Position: Guard

Weight Division: Peso Medio (82kg/181lbs)

Team/Association: CSA

Merchandise: BJJ Globetrotter Book

Christian Graugart Biography

Christian Graugart was born in 1982 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Christian started practicing martial arts in his childhood, being Tae Kwon Do his first discipline, he went on to Jeet Kune Do years later in his late teens before finding out about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2001 when he had his first contact with BJJ through a seminar. Christian started training Jiu Jitsu where he could from there onwards.

In 2003 after a long trip to Portland, Oregon (US), Christian was awarded his blue belt by Matt Thornton. He continued travelling through the world, training “here and there”, being graded again by Matt Thornton in 2005 with his purple belt and later with his brown belt by Robson Barbosa (2009).

In 2011 Christian Graugart had the illuminated idea of going on a trip around the world to train wherever he could. He trained at gyms in many remote locations, trading his BJJ knowledge for food and shelter, while writing about his trips on his blog “BJJ Globetrotter”. His posts were a tremendous success and earned him mentions as the best BJJ blog of the year on the Jiu Jitsu Laboratory, and several mentions on the Fightworks Podcast as well as other respectful BJJ media sources. This success converted into a book which has also been received very well by BJJ practitioners and enthusiasts all over the world.

In 2012 he achieved the rank of black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, graded by Robson Barbosa in a cerimony also attended by Edson and Ricardo Carvalho.

Christian Graugart @London Open 2012

Christian Graugart @European Open 2011

footage from Christian Graugart in 2012 squeezed into a five minute long video

GoPro 2012 from Christian Graugart on Vimeo.

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  • Carlos says:

    Well deserved!

  • Reno BJJ says:

    I was not aware of the achievements of Christian Graugart. The above post has given me a clear idea about it. Being an MMA Fan, I truly acknowledge the efforts put by Christian Graugart to teach Jiu Jitsu.

  • sam says:

    His effort in promoting friendship and trading his knowledge for food & accomodation was transpired through one of his brown belts, Dan Reid, recently, in which myself and my students had the pleasure and honour of experiencing such 'generosity' in friendship, JiuJitsu and humility. Though some may critic him, i think it is one of the greater side of JiuJitsu because it helps to promote the art to those otherwise who may find it difficult to travel and learn.

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