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Sebastian Brosche is a Swedish-born yoga enthusiast and a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Eduardo Rios, being also one of the top grappling competitors of his generation in the European jiu-jitsu circuit. Brosche is well known for his website (Yoga for BJJ), a pioneering platform used by thousands of BJJ practitioners, which advocates yoga and its benefits for grapplers by displaying a series of programs specifically designed to help these practitioners.

Sebastian Brosché Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Andreas M. Sebastian Brosché Jonsson

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlson GracieRicardo Libório > Eduardo Rios > Sebastian Brosché

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF World Champion (2010** purple)
  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2011 purple, 2010 blue)
  • UAEJJF World Pro Trials Champion (2011 purple)
  • IBJJF European Open Championship Runner-up (2015 brown)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2014/2013 brown)
  • IBJJF European Open Championship 3rd Place (2015* brown)
  • UAEJJF World Pro Championship 3rd Place (2013 brown)

* Absolute division
** Absolute weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Step-over Pass

Weight Division: Peso Médio (82,30 kg / 181.5 lbs)

Team/Association: Frontline

Sebastian Brosché Biography

Sebastian Brosche was born on July 5, 1984 in Umeå, Sweden.

Brosche was introduced to judo at the age of 7, immediately falling in love with the sport. He continued training the Japanese combat style well into his adulthood, conquering a second-degree black belt (Nidan) in the process.

In 2007, at the age of 23, Sebastian decided to add submission wrestling to his training routine. In an interview given to BJJ Heroes in February 2017, Brosche explained why he transitioned to grappling: “I realized after trying BJJ a few times that this sport was what I had been looking for. Judo was the only option when I was young, but as BJJ started growing in Europe it was natural for me to do the switch. The rules in jiu-jitsu are much more favorable to me than those of Judo, as you can get really far with technique and flexibility rather than strength and explosiveness.

Peter Blackwell of Checkmat Sweden was Sebastian’s very first gi coach, and the instructor who graded Brosche with his blue belt. After his experience with Blackwell Sebastian moved to Oslo – Norway, where he continued his training under the watchful eye of Eduardo Rios – founder of the Frontline academy.

Many years of judo and jiu-jitsu had left Sebastian’s body torn with serious back pain by 2011. After meeting Stine Hegre that year, his future wife and an expert in yoga, Brosche started practicing that ancient Indian discipline. The increased yoga training allowed him to improve his grappling tremendously, both through increased dexterity and from the overall health benefits that it brought.

During this process of reinventing health and his habits, Sebastian turned towards a plant-based diet, becoming one of the first vegan full time athletes in jiu-jitsu. In the same aforementioned interview Brosche mentioned that unlike the “stereotype of vegans, I do not believe that mosquitoes should have the right to vote. Rather, I think it’s obvious that every living thing that can feel pain has a right to a good life.” – referring to the harsh environment in which factory-farmed animals are kept, as the main driving force behind the switch to a healthy vegan diet.

One year into his regular yoga sessions and Sebastian Brosche started sharing a few videos of his newfound knowledge in yoga, relating it to others who he believed could also improve their grappling through this method. Although filmed with very rudimentary hardware at that stage, the premise spread like wildfire, leading Sebastian and Stine to purposely create a yoga program specifically designed to incorporate the benefits of yoga in jiu-jitsu. To broadcast their knowledge the couple started an online site adequately named: Yoga for BJJ. The first of its kind, bringing a valuable resource to grapplers across the globe.

Working on his jiu-jitsu in parallel with his yoga, Sebastian Brosche continued his prolific grappling campaign on national and international circuits, being mentioned as one of the Top BJJ Brown Belts of 2015. After 4 years in the brown belt division, with multiple medals at the IBJJF World and European Championships, Brosche was promoted to black belt (December 2016).

Brosche website: yogaforbjj.net

Cover photo by Callum Medcraft of BJJ Style.

Sebastian Brosche Grappling Record

19 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    8 (42%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    11 (58%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

11 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Ezekiel
18
2
#86e620
Submission
18
2
#5AD3D1
Kimura/choke
9
1
#d1212a
Scissor choke
9
1
#fad11b
RNC
9
1
#f58822
Cachecol choke
9
1
#224aba
Choke from back
9
1
#ff9124
Darce choke
9
1
#bf1f6c
Kimura
9
1
11
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
22 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    8 (36%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    11 (50%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

11 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
27
3
#86e620
RNC
18
2
#5AD3D1
Footlock
18
2
#d1212a
Choke from back
18
2
#fad11b
Loop choke
9
1
#f58822
Flying triangle
9
1
11
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Sebastian Brosche Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
11493Rodolfo BonfimLPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean OpenABSR12017
11583Davi RamosDavi RamosLArmbarEuropean Open82KG8F2017
12212Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLArmbarPan American88KG8F2017
13998Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLRNCCopenhagen NoGiABSF2017
14134Alec BauldingAlec BauldingLPointsLondon FO88KGSF2017
14141Arya EsfandmazArya EsfandmazLFootlockLondon FOABS4F2017
15194Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLArmbarMunich Open82KGF2018
15196Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 10x0Munich OpenABSSF2018
16798Uros DomanovicLPointsGerman NatsABSF2018
18896Pedro PalharesLLoop chokeEuropean Open82KGR12019
18939Renan MarcelLFootlockEuropean OpenABSR12019
19511Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroLPts: 0x0, AdvBudapest Open76KGF2019
19528Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLChoke from backPolaris 985KGSPF2019
19848Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLN/ARome OpenABSSF2019
19853Luca AnacoretaLuca AnacoretaLFlying triangleRome NGO85KGF2019
20623Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KGR12019
22406Henrique MoreiraLN/AAmsterdam OpenABSSF2019
22410Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLPointsAmsterdam NGO85KGF2019
22729Italo MouraItalo MouraLChoke from backDublin Open82KGF2019
22739Sean CoatesLRNCDublin NGOABSF2019
22855Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KG4F2019
23084Max LindbladMax LindbladLPts: 7x2European Open82KGR12020
11578Bradley HillWPts: 3x2European Open82KGR12017
12206Gotrell KingWKimura/chokePan American88KGR12017
15191Eduardo da SilvaWScissor chokeMunich Open82KG4F2018
15192Ilke BulutIlke BulutWRNCMunich Open82KGSF2018
15195Luca CaraccioloWEzekielMunich OpenABS4F2018
16797Eldar RafigaevEldar RafigaevWPointsGerman NatsABSSF2018
16799Wolfgang HeindelWEzekielGerman Nats82KGF2018
19510Bence RomanekWCachecol chokeBudapest Open76KGSF2019
19834Marcos CostaMarcos CostaWN/ARome Open82KGSF2019
19835Yan CabralWChoke from backRome Open82KGF2019
19844Marcos CostaMarcos CostaWN/ARome OpenABS4F2019
19850Jacopo PasquiniWPointsRome NGO85KG4F2019
19852Marcos CostaMarcos CostaWPointsRome NGO85KGSF2019
22404Perttu TepponenPerttu TepponenWN/AAmsterdam OpenABS4F2019
22408Petr MamaevWDarce chokeAmsterdam NGO85KGSF2019
22736Petr MamaevWSubmissionDublin NGO85KGSF2019
22737Jamie PaxmanWKimuraDublin NGO85KGF2019
22738Thomas AlbanWSubmissionDublin NGOABSSF2019
22847Marco AurelioWPts: 10x8NoGi Worlds79KGR12019

Sebastian Brosche vs Kit Dale (2013)

Sebastian Brosche vs Viking Wong (2016)

 

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