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Tommy Langaker

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Tommy Langaker is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt from Norway who earned his rank directly from José Carlos of Kimura – Nova Uniao, having also worked extensively with Rafael and Guilherme Mendes. Langaker is revered as one of the most exciting BJJ competitors of his generation, a reputation earned while grappling in the lower belt divisions of the sport, a time when he earned important titles such as IBJJF Pans and European Open champion, also winning Copa Podio’s team challenge – “Vikings vs Cabras da Peste” (Scandinavia vs Northeast of Brazil).

Tommy Langaker Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Tommy Lilleskog Langaker

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio GracieCarlson Gracie > André Pederneiras > Jair Lourenço > José Carlos > Tommy Langaker

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place Copa Podio Grand Prix (2019)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro (2019)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam AD (2020)
  • 1st Place SWOP Swedish Open (2017** / 2019**)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2018)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open (2019)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2018*)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open (2018*)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Champion (2017 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2017 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Las Vegas Open (2015** purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2015 purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open (2017* brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2016** brown, 2014 blue)
  • 3rd Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro (2016* brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and Absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Keylock Guard, Crab-Ride and Berimbolo

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

Team/Association: Kimura/Nova Uniao

Tommy Langaker Biography

Tommy Langaker was born on February 8, 1994 in Haugesund – Norway. His first experiences with martial arts came through ju-jutsu (JJ) which he started at the age of 11. JJ is also known as Japanese ju-jutsu or traditional ju-jutsu, a very popular combat style in Scandinavia during the early 2000’s.

At 17 Tommy was introduced to the Brazilian form of jiu jitsu through a friend who already practised this grappling discipline. At the time Langaker had fallen disenchanted with traditional ju-jutsu and was already looking for a different experience, a set of circumstances that fit in perfectly for the young Norwegian to prosper in BJJ.

Luis Alberto Armas was Langaker’s first instructor, the native of Peru was a purple belt at the time, with an affiliation to Luiz Guigo, and although he wasn’t of higher rank Armas made a lasting impression on Tommy’s game and competition focus.

As he got more involved with the competitive side of jiu jitsu, Tommy started travelling around the world to participate in the world’s top events. During these travels Langaker became good friends with a similar minded Norwegian athlete, Espen Mathiesen who became another important figure in Langaker’s rise to black belt. The two decided to take their grappling careers more seriously becoming affiliated with the Art Of Jiu Jitsu (AOJ) academy in California towards the end of 2014. An academy led by Guilherme and Rafael Mendes.

Joining AOJ set Langaker’s goals even higher, and by 2015 he decided to become a full time athlete working sporadically in carpentry to pay his bills. While under the guidance of the Mendes brothers Tommy earned his brown belt (2015). After this period in California the young Scandinavian decided to return to his motherland, then joining one of the strongest teams in Europe: Kimura/Nova Uniao with coach José Carlos.

As a brown belt and under José Carlos’ guidance, Tommy’s career took a big step in a positive direction with wins at the IBJJF European Open, Pan American Championship as well as Copa Pódio. These wins paved the way to is black belt promotion, which took place on June 2017.

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Tommy Langaker Grappling Record

66 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    9 (14%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    47 (71%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

47 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
30
14
#86e620
Triangle
15
7
#5AD3D1
Choke
13
6
#d1212a
Armbar
9
4
#fad11b
RNC
9
4
#f58822
Triangle armbar
6
3
#224aba
Bow and arrow
2
1
#ff9124
Armlock
2
1
#bf1f6c
Basebal choke
2
1
#22c9a5
Botinha
2
1
#fad223
Darce choke
2
1
#03861f
Kimura
2
1
#039a1f
Cross choke
2
1
#03b41f
Toe hold
2
1
#03c61f
Submission
2
1
47
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
18 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    8 (44%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (44%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

8 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
North south choke
25
2
#86e620
50/50 armbar
13
1
#5AD3D1
Triangle
13
1
#d1212a
Choke from back
13
1
#fad11b
Submission
13
1
#f58822
Triangle armlock
13
1
#224aba
Katagatame
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Tommy Langaker Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
13502DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPointsCopa Podio88KGRR2017
13505F. AndrewLTriangleCopa Podio88KGRR2017
14341Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPointsParis OpenABSF2017
14756Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLNorth south chokeEuropean OpenABSSF2018
14804Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLNorth south chokeEuropean Open82KG4F2018
15222Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLChoke from backPan AmericanABSSF2018
15773C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLSubmissionTorino ChallengeABSF2018
15774C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLPts: 4x2Torino Challenge88KGSF2018
16403Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGF2018
16768V. HugoLTriangle armlockSpider Inv. 4FO76KGSPF2018
17193Kit DaleKit DaleLPointsNordic ADCC88KGSPF2018
18492Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLKatagatameUKBJJA OpenABSF2018
18557Adriano AraujoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD77KGR12019
18666Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 4x2European Open82KGF2019
18937Alef BritoAlef BritoL50/50 armbarCopa Podio77KGRR2019
20308Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGR22019
21232Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 0x0, AdvKing Of Mats85KGRR2019
21233Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLReferee DecisionKing Of Mats85KGRR2019
13509Kywan GracieWCross chokeCopa Podio88KGRR2017
13510Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio88KGRR2017
14021T. HopstockWPts: 8x0Elite BJJABSSPF2017
14320Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 2x0Swedish Open82KGF2017
14323Joachim SvensonWTriangleSwedish OpenABSR12017
14327Alex WennergrenWTriangleSwedish OpenABS4F2017
14330Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasWToe holdSwedish OpenABSSF2017
14331Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWTriangleSwedish OpenABSF2017
14332Mateja ValjerevicWChoke from backParis Open82KG4F2017
14333Gareth NealeWSubmissionParis Open82KGSF2017
14334Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWChoke from backParis Open82KGF2017
14339Nicolas PenzerWChoke from backParis OpenABSSF2017
14740Ricardo RochaWRNCEuropean OpenABSR12018
14750Erberth SantosErberth SantosWTriangle armbarEuropean OpenABS8F2018
14752Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWTriangle armbarEuropean OpenABS4F2018
14801Santeri LiliusWRNCEuropean Open82KGR12018
15194Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWAdvLondon W. Open82KGF2018
15200S. VarshavskiyWTriangleLondon W. OpenABSRR2018
15202Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWAdvLondon W. OpenABSF2018
15213Otavio NalatiWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSR22018
15220Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABS4F2018
15277Dante LeonDante LeonWPts: 2x0Pan American82KG8F2018
15769Luca CaraccioloWChoke from backTorino ChallengeABS4F2018
15772Eldar RafigaevEldar RafigaevWPts: 15x0Torino ChallengeABSSF2018
16387Max LindbladMax LindbladWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR22018
16396Gabriel ProcopioWChokeWorld Champ.82KG8F2018
16397Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWDQWorld Champ.82KG4F2018
16401Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWChoke from backWorld Champ.82KGSF2018
17326Ville HeikkonenWTriangleCopenhagen Open82KGSF2018
17327Lars FribergWChoke from backCopenhagen Open82KGF2018
17330UnknownWChoke from backCopenhagen OpenABS4F2018
17331Christian DellevagWChoke from backCopenhagen OpenABSSF2018
17333Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPts: 4x2Copenhagen OpenABSF2018
18659Christian DellevagWBow and arrowEuropean Open82KGR12019
18663Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWChoke from backEuropean Open82KG4F2019
18664Michael LieraMichael LieraWArmlockEuropean Open82KGSF2019
18933Diego PatoWRNCCopa Podio77KGRR2019
18935P. RochaWPts: 4x2Copa Podio77KGRR2019
18938Ygor RodriguesYgor RodriguesWChoke from backCopa Podio77KGSF2019
18940T. HopstockWChoke from backCopa Podio77KGF2019
19239Sebastian BroscheSebastian BroscheWChoke from backPolaris 985KGSPF2019
19649Kristian MaeWRNCFinnish Open82KGR12019
19650Jarmo PetajajarviWChokeFinnish Open82KG4F2019
19653Mathias RibeiroWChokeFinnish Open82KGSF2019
19654Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 6x6, AdvFinnish Open82KGF2019
19655Mikko GunnarWTriangleFinnish OpenABSR32019
19656Aleksandr KeinanenWChokeFinnish OpenABSR22019
19657Severi NenonenWChoke from backFinnish OpenABS4F2019
19658Cemil KarahanWArmbarFinnish OpenABSSF2019
19659Aleksi RuuskanenWChokeFinnish OpenABSF2019
19781Christian DellevagWPts: 6x0World Pro77KGR22019
19790Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWPts: 4x0World Pro77KG4F2019
19792Guilherme RochaGuilherme RochaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KGSF2019
19793Oliver LovellWChoke from backWorld Pro77KGF2019
20302Brian BeauryBrian BeauryWBasebal chokeWorld Champ.82KGR12019
21122Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWReferee DecisionPolaris 1185KGSPF2019
21229Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWArmbarKing Of Mats85KGRR2019
22098Erik FribergWTriangle armbarSwedish Open82KGSF2019
22099Max LindbladMax LindbladWBotinhaSwedish Open82KGF2019
22101Mike WallWDarce chokeSwedish OpenABS4F2019
22102Aaron BjarnassonWChokeSwedish OpenABSSF2019
22104Italo MouraItalo MouraWPts: 4x4, AdvSwedish OpenABSF2019
22174Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsWReferee DecisionPolaris 1280KGSPF2019
22395Natan ChuengNatan ChuengWTriangleGrand Slam AD77KG4F2019
22397Matheus FerreiraWKimuraGrand Slam AD77KGSF2019
22398Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWArmbarGrand Slam AD77KGF2019

Tommy Langaker vs Max Lindblad (2017)

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