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
- 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)
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
- BY DQ
11 SUBMISSIONS WINS
- BY DQ
11 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES
Sebastian Brosche Fight History
|11493||Rodolfo Bonfim||L||Pts: 2x2, Adv||European Open||ABS||R1||2017|
|11583||Davi RamosDavi Ramos||L||Armbar||European Open||82KG||8F||2017|
|12212||Renato CardosoRenato Cardoso||L||Armbar||Pan American||88KG||8F||2017|
|13998||Adam WardzinskiAdam Wardzinski||L||RNC||Copenhagen NoGi||ABS||F||2017|
|14134||Alec BauldingAlec Baulding||L||Points||London FO||88KG||SF||2017|
|14141||Arya EsfandmazArya Esfandmaz||L||Footlock||London FO||ABS||4F||2017|
|15194||Jaime CanutoJaime Canuto||L||Armbar||Munich Open||82KG||F||2018|
|15196||Jaime CanutoJaime Canuto||L||Pts: 10x0||Munich Open||ABS||SF||2018|
|16798||Uros Domanovic||L||Points||German Nats||ABS||F||2018|
|18896||Pedro Palhares||L||Loop choke||European Open||82KG||R1||2019|
|18939||Renan Marcel||L||Footlock||European Open||ABS||R1||2019|
|19512||Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre Molinaro||L||Pts: 0x0, Adv||Budapest Open||76KG||F||2019|
|19529||Tommy LangakerTommy Langaker||L||Choke from back||Polaris 9||85KG||SPF||2019|
|19849||Renato CardosoRenato Cardoso||L||N/A||Rome Open||ABS||SF||2019|
|19856||Luca AnacoretaLuca Anacoreta||L||Flying triangle||Rome NGO||85KG||F||2019|
|20625||Hugo MarquesHugo Marques||L||Referee Decision||World Champ.||82KG||R1||2019|
|22419||Henrique Moreira||L||N/A||Amsterdam Open||ABS||SF||2019|
|22423||Luan CarvalhoLuan Carvalho||L||Points||Amsterdam NGO||85KG||F||2019|
|22743||Italo MouraItalo Moura||L||Choke from back||Dublin Open||82KG||F||2019|
|22753||Sean Coates||L||RNC||Dublin NGO||ABS||F||2019|
|22869||Jaime CanutoJaime Canuto||L||Pts: 2x0||NoGi Worlds||79KG||4F||2019|
|23098||Max LindbladMax Lindblad||L||Pts: 7x2||European Open||82KG||R1||2020|
|11578||Bradley Hill||W||Pts: 3x2||European Open||82KG||R1||2017|
|12206||Gotrell King||W||Kimura/choke||Pan American||88KG||R1||2017|
|15191||Eduardo da Silva||W||Scissor choke||Munich Open||82KG||4F||2018|
|15192||Ilke BulutIlke Bulut||W||RNC||Munich Open||82KG||SF||2018|
|15195||Luca Caracciolo||W||Ezekiel||Munich Open||ABS||4F||2018|
|16797||Eldar RafigaevEldar Rafigaev||W||Points||German Nats||ABS||SF||2018|
|16799||Wolfgang Heindel||W||Ezekiel||German Nats||82KG||F||2018|
|19511||Bence Romanek||W||Cachecol choke||Budapest Open||76KG||SF||2019|
|19835||Marcos CostaMarcos Costa||W||N/A||Rome Open||82KG||SF||2019|
|19836||Yan Cabral||W||Choke from back||Rome Open||82KG||F||2019|
|19845||Marcos CostaMarcos Costa||W||N/A||Rome Open||ABS||4F||2019|
|19853||Jacopo Pasquini||W||Points||Rome NGO||85KG||4F||2019|
|19855||Marcos CostaMarcos Costa||W||Points||Rome NGO||85KG||SF||2019|
|22417||Perttu TepponenPerttu Tepponen||W||N/A||Amsterdam Open||ABS||4F||2019|
|22421||Petr Mamaev||W||Darce choke||Amsterdam NGO||85KG||SF||2019|
|22750||Petr Mamaev||W||Submission||Dublin NGO||85KG||SF||2019|
|22751||Jamie Paxman||W||Kimura||Dublin NGO||85KG||F||2019|
|22752||Thomas Alban||W||Submission||Dublin NGO||ABS||SF||2019|
|22861||Marco Aurelio||W||Pts: 10x8||NoGi Worlds||79KG||R1||2019|
Sebastian Brosche vs Kit Dale (2013)
Sebastian Brosche vs Viking Wong (2016)