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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 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

57 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    9 (16%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    40 (70%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

40 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
35
14
#86e620
Triangle
15
6
#5AD3D1
Choke
13
5
#d1212a
RNC
10
4
#fad11b
Armbar
8
3
#f58822
Triangle armbar
5
2
#224aba
Cross choke
3
1
#ff9124
Toe hold
3
1
#bf1f6c
Submission
3
1
#22c9a5
Bow and arrow
3
1
#fad223
Armlock
3
1
#03861f
Basebal choke
3
1
40
(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
Triangle
13
1
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
13
1
#d1212a
Submission
13
1
#fad11b
Triangle armlock
13
1
#f58822
Katagatame
13
1
#224aba
50/50 armbar
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Tommy Langaker Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
13486DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPointsCopa Podio88KGRR2017
13489F. AndrewLTriangleCopa Podio88KGRR2017
14321Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPointsParis OpenABSF2017
14719Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLNorth south chokeEuropean OpenABSSF2018
14767Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLNorth south chokeEuropean Open82KG4F2018
15185Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLChoke from backPan AmericanABSSF2018
15731C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLSubmissionTorino ChallengeABSF2018
15732C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLPts: 4x2Torino Challenge88KGSF2018
16352Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGF2018
16712V. HugoLTriangle armlockSpider Inv. 4FO76KGSPF2018
17130Kit DaleKit DaleLPointsNordic ADCC88KGSPF2018
18411Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLKatagatameUKBJJA OpenABSF2018
18476Adriano AraujoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD77KGR12019
18583Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 4x2European Open82KGF2019
18847Alef BritoAlef BritoL50/50 armbarCopa Podio77KGRR2019
20203Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGR22019
21113Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 0x0, AdvKing Of Mats85KGRR2019
21114Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLReferee DecisionKing Of Mats85KGRR2019
13493Kywan GracieWCross chokeCopa Podio88KGRR2017
13494Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio88KGRR2017
14004T. HopstockWPts: 8x0Elite BJJABSSPF2017
14300Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 2x0Swedish Open82KGF2017
14303Joachim SvensonWTriangleSwedish OpenABSR12017
14307Alex WennergrenWTriangleSwedish OpenABS4F2017
14310Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasWToe holdSwedish OpenABSSF2017
14311Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWTriangleSwedish OpenABSF2017
14312Mateja ValjerevicWChoke from backParis Open82KG4F2017
14313Gareth NealeWSubmissionParis Open82KGSF2017
14314Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWChoke from backParis Open82KGF2017
14319Nicolas PenzerWChoke from backParis OpenABSSF2017
14703Ricardo RochaWRNCEuropean OpenABSR12018
14713Erberth SantosErberth SantosWTriangle armbarEuropean OpenABS8F2018
14715Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWTriangle armbarEuropean OpenABS4F2018
14764Santeri LiliusWRNCEuropean Open82KGR12018
15157Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWAdvLondon W. Open82KGF2018
15163S. VarshavskiyWTriangleLondon W. OpenABSRR2018
15165Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWAdvLondon W. OpenABSF2018
15176Otavio NalatiWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSR22018
15183Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABS4F2018
15240Dante LeonDante LeonWPts: 2x0Pan American82KG8F2018
15727Luca CaraccioloWChoke from backTorino ChallengeABS4F2018
15730Eldar RafigaevEldar RafigaevWPts: 15x0Torino ChallengeABSSF2018
16336Max LindbladMax LindbladWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR22018
16345Gabriel ProcopioWChokeWorld Champ.82KG8F2018
16346Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWDQWorld Champ.82KG4F2018
16350Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWChoke from backWorld Champ.82KGSF2018
17263Ville HeikkonenWTriangleCopenhagen Open82KGSF2018
17264Lars FribergWChoke from backCopenhagen Open82KGF2018
17267UnknownWChoke from backCopenhagen OpenABS4F2018
17268Christian DellevagWChoke from backCopenhagen OpenABSSF2018
17270Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPts: 4x2Copenhagen OpenABSF2018
18576Christian DellevagWBow and arrowEuropean Open82KGR12019
18580Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWChoke from backEuropean Open82KG4F2019
18581Michael LieraMichael LieraWArmlockEuropean Open82KGSF2019
18843Diego PatoWRNCCopa Podio77KGRR2019
18845P. RochaWPts: 4x2Copa Podio77KGRR2019
18848Ygor RodriguesYgor RodriguesWChoke from backCopa Podio77KGSF2019
18850T. HopstockWChoke from backCopa Podio77KGF2019
19146Sebastian BroscheSebastian BroscheWChoke from backPolaris 985KGSPF2019
19553Kristian MaeWRNCFinnish Open82KGR12019
19554Jarmo PetajajarviWChokeFinnish Open82KG4F2019
19557Mathias RibeiroWChokeFinnish Open82KGSF2019
19558Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 6x6, AdvFinnish Open82KGF2019
19559Mikko GunnarWTriangleFinnish OpenABSR32019
19560Aleksandr KeinanenWChokeFinnish OpenABSR22019
19561Severi NenonenWChoke from backFinnish OpenABS4F2019
19562Cemil KarahanWArmbarFinnish OpenABSSF2019
19563Aleksi RuuskanenWChokeFinnish OpenABSF2019
19681Christian DellevagWPts: 6x0World Pro77KGR22019
19690Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWPts: 4x0World Pro77KG4F2019
19692Guilherme RochaGuilherme RochaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KGSF2019
19693Oliver LovellWChoke from backWorld Pro77KGF2019
20197Brian BeauryBrian BeauryWBasebal chokeWorld Champ.82KGR12019
21004Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWReferee DecisionPolaris 1185KGSPF2019
21110Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWArmbarKing Of Mats85KGRR2019

Tommy Langaker vs Max Lindblad (2017)

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