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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 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

31 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    5 (16%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    21 (68%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (3%)

21 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
33
7
#86e620
Triangle
24
5
#5AD3D1
RNC
10
2
#d1212a
Triangle armbar
10
2
#fad11b
Toe hold
5
1
#f58822
Submission
5
1
#224aba
Armbar
5
1
#ff9124
Choke
5
1
#bf1f6c
Cross choke
5
1
21
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
9 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    4 (44%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (56%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

5 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
North south choke
40
2
#86e620
Choke from back
20
1
#5AD3D1
Triangle armlock
20
1
#d1212a
Triangle
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Tommy Langaker Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
13330DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPointsCopa Podio88KGRR2017
13333F. AndrewLTriangleCopa Podio88KGRR2017
14144Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPointsParis OpenABSF2017
14489Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLNorth south chokeEuropean OpenABSSF2018
14537Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLNorth south chokeEuropean Open82KG4F2018
14934Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLChoke from backPan AmericanABSSF2018
16036Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGF2018
16368V. HugoLTriangle armlockSpider Inv. 4FO76KGSPF2018
16733Kit DaleLPointsNordic ADCC88KGSPF2018
13337Kywan GracieWCross chokeCopa Podio88KGRR2017
13338Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio88KGRR2017
13830T. HopstockWPts: 8x0Elite BJJABSSPF2017
14123Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 2x0Swedish Open82KGF2017
14126Joachim SvensonWTriangleSwedish OpenABSR12017
14130Alex WennergrenWTriangleSwedish OpenABS4F2017
14133Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasWToe holdSwedish OpenABSSF2017
14134Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWTriangleSwedish OpenABSF2017
14135Mateja ValjerevicWChoke from backParis Open82KG4F2017
14136Gareth NealeWSubmissionParis Open82KGSF2017
14137Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWChoke from backParis Open82KGF2017
14142Nicolas PenzerWChoke from backParis OpenABSSF2017
14473Ricardo RochaWRNCEuropean OpenABSR12018
14483Erberth SantosErberth SantosWTriangle armbarEuropean OpenABS8F2018
14485Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWTriangle armbarEuropean OpenABS4F2018
14534Santeri LiliusWRNCEuropean Open82KGR12018
14906Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWAdvLondon W. Open82KGF2018
14912S. VarshavskiyWTriangleLondon W. OpenABSRR2018
14914Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWAdvLondon W. OpenABSF2018
14925Otavio NalatiWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSR22018
14932Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABS4F2018
14989Dante LeonDante LeonWPts: 2x0Pan American82KG8F2018
16020Max LindbladMax LindbladWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR22018
16029Gabriel ProcopioWChokeWorld Champ.82KG8F2018
16030Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWDQWorld Champ.82KG4F2018
16034Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWChoke from backWorld Champ.82KGSF2018
16866Ville HeikkonenWTriangleCopenhagen Open82KGSF2018
16867Lars FribergWChoke from backCopenhagen Open82KGF2018
16870UnknownWChoke from backCopenhagen OpenABS4F2018
16871Christian DellevagWChoke from backCopenhagen OpenABSSF2018
16873Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPts: 4x2Copenhagen OpenABSF2018

Tommy Langaker vs Max Lindblad (2017)

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