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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:

  • SWOP Swedish Open Champion (2017**)
  • IBJJF World Championship 2nd Place (2018)
  • IBJJF European Open 2nd Place (2019)
  • IBJJF Pan American 3rd Place (2018*)
  • IBJJF European Open 3rd Place (2018*)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

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

* Absolute
** Weight and Absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Collar and Sleeve Guard

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.

Tommy Langaker Grappling Record

34 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    5 (15%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (12%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    24 (71%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (3%)

24 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
33
8
#86e620
Triangle
21
5
#5AD3D1
RNC
8
2
#d1212a
Triangle armbar
8
2
#fad11b
Toe hold
4
1
#f58822
Submission
4
1
#224aba
Armbar
4
1
#ff9124
Choke
4
1
#bf1f6c
Bow and arrow
4
1
#22c9a5
Armlock
4
1
#fad223
Cross choke
4
1
24
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
12 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (50%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

6 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
North south choke
33
2
#86e620
Choke from back
17
1
#5AD3D1
Triangle armlock
17
1
#d1212a
Katagatame
17
1
#fad11b
Triangle
17
1
6
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Tommy Langaker Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
13382DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPointsCopa Podio88KGRR2017
13385F. AndrewLTriangleCopa Podio88KGRR2017
14212Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPointsParis OpenABSF2017
14560Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLNorth south chokeEuropean OpenABSSF2018
14608Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLNorth south chokeEuropean Open82KG4F2018
15008Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLChoke from backPan AmericanABSSF2018
16116Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGF2018
16450V. HugoLTriangle armlockSpider Inv. 4FO76KGSPF2018
16849Kit DaleLPointsNordic ADCC88KGSPF2018
18084Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLKatagatameUKBJJA OpenABSF2018
18122Adriano AraujoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD77KGR12019
18227Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 4x2European Open82KGF2019
13389Kywan GracieWCross chokeCopa Podio88KGRR2017
13390Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio88KGRR2017
13894T. HopstockWPts: 8x0Elite BJJABSSPF2017
14191Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 2x0Swedish Open82KGF2017
14194Joachim SvensonWTriangleSwedish OpenABSR12017
14198Alex WennergrenWTriangleSwedish OpenABS4F2017
14201Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasWToe holdSwedish OpenABSSF2017
14202Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWTriangleSwedish OpenABSF2017
14203Mateja ValjerevicWChoke from backParis Open82KG4F2017
14204Gareth NealeWSubmissionParis Open82KGSF2017
14205Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWChoke from backParis Open82KGF2017
14210Nicolas PenzerWChoke from backParis OpenABSSF2017
14544Ricardo RochaWRNCEuropean OpenABSR12018
14554Erberth SantosErberth SantosWTriangle armbarEuropean OpenABS8F2018
14556Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWTriangle armbarEuropean OpenABS4F2018
14605Santeri LiliusWRNCEuropean Open82KGR12018
14980Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWAdvLondon W. Open82KGF2018
14986S. VarshavskiyWTriangleLondon W. OpenABSRR2018
14988Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWAdvLondon W. OpenABSF2018
14999Otavio NalatiWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSR22018
15006Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABS4F2018
15063Dante LeonDante LeonWPts: 2x0Pan American82KG8F2018
16100Max LindbladMax LindbladWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR22018
16109Gabriel ProcopioWChokeWorld Champ.82KG8F2018
16110Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWDQWorld Champ.82KG4F2018
16114Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWChoke from backWorld Champ.82KGSF2018
16982Ville HeikkonenWTriangleCopenhagen Open82KGSF2018
16983Lars FribergWChoke from backCopenhagen Open82KGF2018
16986UnknownWChoke from backCopenhagen OpenABS4F2018
16987Christian DellevagWChoke from backCopenhagen OpenABSSF2018
16989Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPts: 4x2Copenhagen OpenABSF2018
18220Christian DellevagWBow and arrowEuropean Open82KGR12019
18224Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWChoke from backEuropean Open82KG4F2019
18225Michael LieraMichael LieraWArmlockEuropean Open82KGSF2019

Tommy Langaker vs Max Lindblad (2017)

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