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Tommy Langaker

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Instructional by Rafael Lovato Junior

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

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2020)
  • 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 Master, 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 2000s.

At 17 Tommy was introduced to the Brazilian form of jiu-jitsu through a friend who already practiced 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 traveling 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 in June 2017.

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Tommy Langaker Grappling Record

70 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    10 (14%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    49 (70%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (1%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

49 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
31
15
#86e620
Triangle
16
8
#5AD3D1
Choke
12
6
#d1212a
RNC
8
4
#fad11b
Triangle armbar
8
4
#f58822
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
49
(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
Katagatame
13
1
#5AD3D1
50/50 armbar
13
1
#d1212a
Triangle
13
1
#fad11b
Choke from back
13
1
#f58822
Submission
13
1
#224aba
Triangle armlock
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Tommy Langaker Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
13528DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPointsCopa Podio88KGRR2017
13531F. AndrewLTriangleCopa Podio88KGRR2017
14367Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPointsParis OpenABSF2017
14789Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLNorth south chokeEuropean OpenABSSF2018
14838Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLNorth south chokeEuropean Open82KG4F2018
15256Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLChoke from backPan AmericanABSSF2018
15816C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLSubmissionTorino ChallengeABSF2018
15817C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLPts: 4x2Torino Challenge88KGSF2018
16445Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGF2018
16809V. HugoLTriangle armlockSpider Inv. 4FO76KGSPF2018
17236Kit DaleKit DaleLPointsNordic ADCC88KGSPF2018
18551Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLKatagatameUKBJJA OpenABSF2018
18624Adriano AraujoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD77KGR12019
18734Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 4x2European Open82KGF2019
19009Alef BritoAlef BritoL50/50 armbarCopa Podio77KGRR2019
20394Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGR22019
21345Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 0x0, AdvKing Of Mats85KGRR2019
21346Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLReferee DecisionKing Of Mats85KGRR2019
13535Kywan GracieWCross chokeCopa Podio88KGRR2017
13536Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio88KGRR2017
14047T. HopstockWPts: 8x0Elite BJJABSSPF2017
14346Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 2x0Swedish Open82KGF2017
14349Joachim SvensonWTriangleSwedish OpenABSR12017
14353Alex WennergrenWTriangleSwedish OpenABS4F2017
14356Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasWToe holdSwedish OpenABSSF2017
14357Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWTriangleSwedish OpenABSF2017
14358Mateja ValjerevicWChoke from backParis Open82KG4F2017
14359Gareth NealeWSubmissionParis Open82KGSF2017
14360Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWChoke from backParis Open82KGF2017
14365Nicolas PenzerWChoke from backParis OpenABSSF2017
14773Ricardo RochaWRNCEuropean OpenABSR12018
14783Erberth SantosErberth SantosWTriangle armbarEuropean OpenABS8F2018
14785Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWTriangle armbarEuropean OpenABS4F2018
14835Santeri LiliusSanteri LiliusWRNCEuropean Open82KGR22018
15228Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWAdvLondon W. Open82KGF2018
15234S. VarshavskiyWTriangleLondon W. OpenABSRR2018
15236Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWAdvLondon W. OpenABSF2018
15247Otavio NalatiWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSR22018
15254Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABS4F2018
15311Dante LeonDante LeonWPts: 2x0Pan American82KG8F2018
15812Luca CaraccioloWChoke from backTorino ChallengeABS4F2018
15815Eldar RafigaevEldar RafigaevWPts: 15x0Torino ChallengeABSSF2018
16429Max LindbladMax LindbladWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.82KGR22018
16438Gabriel ProcopioWChokeWorld Champ.82KG8F2018
16439Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWDQWorld Champ.82KG4F2018
16443Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWChoke from backWorld Champ.82KGSF2018
17369Ville HeikkonenWTriangleCopenhagen Open82KGSF2018
17370Lars FribergWChoke from backCopenhagen Open82KGF2018
17373UnknownWChoke from backCopenhagen OpenABS4F2018
17374Christian DellevagWChoke from backCopenhagen OpenABSSF2018
17376Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPts: 4x2Copenhagen OpenABSF2018
18727Christian DellevagWBow and arrowEuropean Open82KGR12019
18731Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWChoke from backEuropean Open82KG4F2019
18732Michael LieraMichael LieraWArmlockEuropean Open82KGSF2019
19005Diego PatoWRNCCopa Podio77KGRR2019
19007P. RochaWPts: 4x2Copa Podio77KGRR2019
19010Ygor RodriguesYgor RodriguesWChoke from backCopa Podio77KGSF2019
19012T. HopstockWChoke from backCopa Podio77KGF2019
19315Sebastian BroscheSebastian BroscheWChoke from backPolaris 985KGSPF2019
19727Kristian MaeWRNCFinnish Open82KGR12019
19728Jarmo PetajajarviWChokeFinnish Open82KG4F2019
19731Mathias RibeiroWChokeFinnish Open82KGSF2019
19732Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 6x6, AdvFinnish Open82KGF2019
19733Mikko GunnarWTriangleFinnish OpenABSR32019
19734Aleksandr KeinanenWChokeFinnish OpenABSR22019
19735Severi NenonenWChoke from backFinnish OpenABS4F2019
19736Cemil KarahanWArmbarFinnish OpenABSSF2019
19737Aleksi RuuskanenWChokeFinnish OpenABSF2019
19859Christian DellevagWPts: 6x0World Pro77KGR22019
19868Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWPts: 4x0World Pro77KG4F2019
19870Guilherme RochaGuilherme RochaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KGSF2019
19871Oliver LovellWChoke from backWorld Pro77KGF2019
20388Brian BeauryBrian BeauryWBasebal chokeWorld Champ.82KGR12019
21231Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWReferee DecisionPolaris 1185KGSPF2019
21342Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWArmbarKing Of Mats85KGRR2019
22261Erik FribergWTriangle armbarSwedish Open82KGSF2019
22262Max LindbladMax LindbladWBotinhaSwedish Open82KGF2019
22264Mike WallWDarce chokeSwedish OpenABS4F2019
22265Aaron BjarnassonWChokeSwedish OpenABSSF2019
22267Italo MouraItalo MouraWPts: 4x4, AdvSwedish OpenABSF2019
22340Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsWReferee DecisionPolaris 1280KGSPF2019
22572Natan ChuengNatan ChuengWTriangleGrand Slam AD77KG4F2020
22574Matheus FerreiraWKimuraGrand Slam AD77KGSF2020
22575Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWArmbarGrand Slam AD77KGF2020
22683Oliver LovellWPts: 17x10European Open82KGR12020
22685Mathias LunaMathias LunaWPts: 6x6, PenEuropean Open82KG4F2020
22689Ronaldo JuniorRonaldo JuniorWTriangleEuropean Open82KGSF2020
22691Pedro RamalhoPedro RamalhoWChoke from backEuropean Open82KGF2020

Tommy Langaker vs Max Lindblad (2017)

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