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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 SWOP Swedish Open (2017**)
  • 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

48 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    6 (13%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    36 (75%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

36 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
33
12
#86e620
Triangle
17
6
#5AD3D1
Choke
14
5
#d1212a
RNC
11
4
#fad11b
Triangle armbar
6
2
#f58822
Armbar
6
2
#224aba
Bow and arrow
3
1
#ff9124
Armlock
3
1
#bf1f6c
Cross choke
3
1
#22c9a5
Toe hold
3
1
#fad223
Submission
3
1
36
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
13 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (46%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (54%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

7 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
North south choke
29
2
#86e620
Triangle
14
1
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
14
1
#d1212a
Triangle armlock
14
1
#fad11b
Katagatame
14
1
#f58822
50/50 armbar
14
1
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Tommy Langaker Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
13448DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPointsCopa Podio88KGRR2017
13451F. AndrewLTriangleCopa Podio88KGRR2017
14277Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPointsParis OpenABSF2017
14641Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLNorth south chokeEuropean OpenABSSF2018
14689Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLNorth south chokeEuropean Open82KG4F2018
15093Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLChoke from backPan AmericanABSSF2018
16226Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGF2018
16581V. HugoLTriangle armlockSpider Inv. 4FO76KGSPF2018
16986Kit DaleKit DaleLPointsNordic ADCC88KGSPF2018
18242Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLKatagatameUKBJJA OpenABSF2018
18280Adriano AraujoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD77KGR12019
18386Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 4x2European Open82KGF2019
18641Alef BritoAlef BritoL50/50 armbarCopa Podio77KGRR2019
13455Kywan GracieWCross chokeCopa Podio88KGRR2017
13456Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio88KGRR2017
13960T. HopstockWPts: 8x0Elite BJJABSSPF2017
14256Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 2x0Swedish Open82KGF2017
14259Joachim SvensonWTriangleSwedish OpenABSR12017
14263Alex WennergrenWTriangleSwedish OpenABS4F2017
14266Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasWToe holdSwedish OpenABSSF2017
14267Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWTriangleSwedish OpenABSF2017
14268Mateja ValjerevicWChoke from backParis Open82KG4F2017
14269Gareth NealeWSubmissionParis Open82KGSF2017
14270Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWChoke from backParis Open82KGF2017
14275Nicolas PenzerWChoke from backParis OpenABSSF2017
14625Ricardo RochaWRNCEuropean OpenABSR12018
14635Erberth SantosErberth SantosWTriangle armbarEuropean OpenABS8F2018
14637Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWTriangle armbarEuropean OpenABS4F2018
14686Santeri LiliusWRNCEuropean Open82KGR12018
15065Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWAdvLondon W. Open82KGF2018
15071S. VarshavskiyWTriangleLondon W. OpenABSRR2018
15073Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWAdvLondon W. OpenABSF2018
15084Otavio NalatiWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSR22018
15091Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABS4F2018
15148Dante LeonDante LeonWPts: 2x0Pan American82KG8F2018
16210Max LindbladMax LindbladWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR22018
16219Gabriel ProcopioWChokeWorld Champ.82KG8F2018
16220Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWDQWorld Champ.82KG4F2018
16224Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWChoke from backWorld Champ.82KGSF2018
17119Ville HeikkonenWTriangleCopenhagen Open82KGSF2018
17120Lars FribergWChoke from backCopenhagen Open82KGF2018
17123UnknownWChoke from backCopenhagen OpenABS4F2018
17124Christian DellevagWChoke from backCopenhagen OpenABSSF2018
17126Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPts: 4x2Copenhagen OpenABSF2018
18379Christian DellevagWBow and arrowEuropean Open82KGR12019
18383Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWChoke from backEuropean Open82KG4F2019
18384Michael LieraMichael LieraWArmlockEuropean Open82KGSF2019
18637Diego PatoWRNCCopa Podio77KGRR2019
18639P. RochaWPts: 4x2Copa Podio77KGRR2019
18642Ygor RodriguesYgor RodriguesWChoke from backCopa Podio77KGSF2019
18644T. HopstockWChoke from backCopa Podio77KGF2019
18929Sebastian BroscheSebastian BroscheWChoke from backPolaris 985KGSPF2019
19326Kristian MaeWRNCFinnish Open82KGR12019
19327Jarmo PetajajarviWChokeFinnish Open82KG4F2019
19330Mathias RibeiroWChokeFinnish Open82KGSF2019
19331Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 6x6, AdvFinnish Open82KGF2019
19332Mikko GunnarWTriangleFinnish OpenABSR32019
19333Aleksandr KeinanenWChokeFinnish OpenABSR22019
19334Severi NenonenWChoke from backFinnish OpenABS4F2019
19335Cemil KarahanWArmbarFinnish OpenABSSF2019
19336Aleksi RuuskanenWChokeFinnish OpenABSF2019

Tommy Langaker vs Max Lindblad (2017)

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