Max Lindblad is a Swedish born Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Kent Hammarström and one of the top European grappling competitors, particularly with the gi, a genre in which Lindblad conquered important titles such as the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation’s (IBJJF) European Open as well as the United Arab Emirates Jiu Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF) World Pro and Abu Dhabi Grand Slam in London.
Max Lindblad Jiu Jitsu
Full Name: Max Leonard Lindblad
Nickname: Max is often referenced as ‘Cenoura’ (Carrot) or Killer Carrot – both references to red hair.
- IBJJF London Spring Open Champion (2018**)
- IBJJF German National Champion (2017)
- NOC Nordic Spring Open Champion (2018**)
Main Achievements (Colored Belts):
- UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Champion (2016 brown)
- UAEJJF Grand Slam – London Champion (2017/2016 brown)
- IBJJF European Open Champion (2014 purple, 2013 blue)
- NOC Nordic Open Champion (2016** brown)
- IBJJF World Championship 2nd Place (2013 blue)
- IBJJF European Open Championship 2nd Place (2017 brown)
- IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2017 brown)
** Weight and absolute
Favorite Position/Technique: Choke from the back
Weight Division: Peso Médio (82,30 kg / 181.5 lbs)
Max Lindblad Biography
Max Lindblad was born on October 10, 1990 in Stockholm – Sweden where he grew up.
From an early age Max was interested in sports as well as martial arts, starting with football – as many European kids and later adding aikido to his daily activities. It was only at the age of 19 that Lindblad discovered Brazilian jiu jitsu, through two classmates who already trained BJJ at a local gym.
Lindblad became hooked on jiu jitsu from the get-go, describing it as “What was missing” in his life in an interview with BJJ Heroes (2017), mentioning also that “football or any of the other sports I practised couldn’t compare to the feeling I got from practising BJJ“. He decided to move on from this local gym to a bigger and more competition focussed academy early on, where his tuition was taken by Kent Hammarström.
This new academy, named Prana BJJ was affiliated with Alliance Jiu Jitsu up until 2015. As Alliance did not have much representation in Sweden, Prana’s leader (Hammarström) chose to sync with Checkmat BJJ that year, and benefit from the experience of Alan ‘Finfou’ do Nascimento – a Checkmat member and world class athlete/instructor who taught in the same city.
Fully committed to becoming the best jiu jitsu practitioner he could possibly be, and believing his talent Max quit college at the age of 21 to train full time. His hard work paid off years later, on September 7, 2017 when Max Lindblad was gifted his black belt from the hands of his long standing coach Kent Hammarström.
Cover photo from 2017 IBJJF German Nationals.
Max Lindblad Grappling Record
11 SUBMISSIONS WINS
1 SUBMISSION LOSSES
Max Lindblad Fight History
|14035||Tommy LangakerTommy Langaker||L||Pts: 2x0||Swedish Open||82KG||F||2017|
|14041||Alec BauldingAlec Baulding||L||Pts: 0x0, Adv||Swedish Open||ABS||4F||2017|
|14978||C. NegromonteC. Negromonte||L||Referee Decision||Grand Slam LDN||85KG||SF||2018|
|14980||Igor Sousa||L||Pts: 4x0||Grand Slam LDN||85KG||RPC||2018|
|15535||Jake MackenzieJake Mackenzie||L||Pts: 2x2, Adv||World Pro||77KG||4F||2018|
|15543||Jonathan SatavaJonathan Satava||L||Pts: 0x0, Adv||World Pro||77KG||RPC||2018|
|15910||Tommy LangakerTommy Langaker||L||Armbar||World Champ.||82KG||R2||2018|
|13702||Petter wallgren||W||RNC||Swedish Nationals||82KG||SF||2017|
|13703||A. bauffon||W||Bow and arrow||Swedish Nationals||82KG||F||2017|
|13706||Kenji Sette||W||Choke from back||German Nationals||76KG||SF||2017|
|13707||Espen MathiesenEspen Mathiesen||W||Pts: 6x4||German Nationals||76KG||F||2017|
|13749||Sergio Rios||W||Pts: 4x0||London Fall Open||82KG||F||2017|
|14973||Bradley Hill||W||Pts: 2x0||Grand Slam LDN||85KG||R1||2018|
|14975||Maciej Kozak||W||Referee Decision||Grand Slam LDN||85KG||4F||2018|
|14998||Knut Thoresen||W||Submission||Nordic Spring||82KG||SF||2018|
|14999||Ralf Carneborn||W||Pts: 15x0||Nordic Spring||82KG||F||2018|
|15002||Ricard Carneborn||W||Submission||Nordic Spring||ABS||SF||2018|
|15003||Alec BauldingAlec Baulding||W||Pts: 4x2||Nordic Spring||ABS||F||2018|
|15258||Kristjan Mae||W||Pts: 2x0||Finnish Open||82KG||R1||2018|
|15259||Ville Heikkonen||W||Omoplata||Finnish Open||82KG||4F||2018|
|15260||Ilari Matinolli||W||Choke from back||Finnish Open||82KG||SF||2018|
|15261||Santeri Lilius||W||Choke from back||Finnish Open||82KG||F||2018|
|15527||Flavio Vianna||W||Pts: 2x0||World Pro||77KG||8F||2018|
|15539||Flavio Vianna||W||Pts: 2x0||World Pro||77KG||RPC||2018|
|15541||Alex Cabanes||W||Pts: 6x4||World Pro||77KG||RPC||2018|
|15891||Sergio Rios||W||Points||World Champ.||82KG||R1||2018|
|17106||Rodrigo ConceicaoRodrigo Conceicao||W||Choke from back||London Fall Open||82KG||SF||2018|
|17112||Sam Gibson||W||Brabo choke||London Fall Open||ABS||4F||2018|
|17117||Ali Munfaredi||W||Choke from back||London Fall Open||ABS||SF||2018|
Mac Lindblad Highlight