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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

55 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    9 (16%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    39 (71%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

39 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
36
14
#86e620
Triangle
15
6
#5AD3D1
Choke
13
5
#d1212a
RNC
10
4
#fad11b
Triangle armbar
5
2
#f58822
Armbar
5
2
#224aba
Submission
3
1
#ff9124
Bow and arrow
3
1
#bf1f6c
Armlock
3
1
#22c9a5
Basebal choke
3
1
#fad223
Cross choke
3
1
#03861f
Toe hold
3
1
39
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
16 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    8 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (50%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

8 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
North south choke
25
2
#86e620
Triangle armlock
13
1
#5AD3D1
Katagatame
13
1
#d1212a
50/50 armbar
13
1
#fad11b
Triangle
13
1
#f58822
Choke from back
13
1
#224aba
Submission
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Tommy Langaker Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
13456DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPointsCopa Podio88KGRR2017
13459F. AndrewLTriangleCopa Podio88KGRR2017
14288Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPointsParis OpenABSF2017
14679Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLNorth south chokeEuropean OpenABSSF2018
14727Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLNorth south chokeEuropean Open82KG4F2018
15145Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLChoke from backPan AmericanABSSF2018
15691C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLSubmissionTorino ChallengeABSF2018
15692C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLPts: 4x2Torino Challenge88KGSF2018
16312Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGF2018
16671V. HugoLTriangle armlockSpider Inv. 4FO76KGSPF2018
17081Kit DaleKit DaleLPointsNordic ADCC88KGSPF2018
18357Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLKatagatameUKBJJA OpenABSF2018
18419Adriano AraujoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD77KGR12019
18526Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 4x2European Open82KGF2019
18786Alef BritoAlef BritoL50/50 armbarCopa Podio77KGRR2019
20136Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGR22019
13463Kywan GracieWCross chokeCopa Podio88KGRR2017
13464Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio88KGRR2017
13971T. HopstockWPts: 8x0Elite BJJABSSPF2017
14267Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 2x0Swedish Open82KGF2017
14270Joachim SvensonWTriangleSwedish OpenABSR12017
14274Alex WennergrenWTriangleSwedish OpenABS4F2017
14277Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasWToe holdSwedish OpenABSSF2017
14278Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWTriangleSwedish OpenABSF2017
14279Mateja ValjerevicWChoke from backParis Open82KG4F2017
14280Gareth NealeWSubmissionParis Open82KGSF2017
14281Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWChoke from backParis Open82KGF2017
14286Nicolas PenzerWChoke from backParis OpenABSSF2017
14663Ricardo RochaWRNCEuropean OpenABSR12018
14673Erberth SantosErberth SantosWTriangle armbarEuropean OpenABS8F2018
14675Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWTriangle armbarEuropean OpenABS4F2018
14724Santeri LiliusWRNCEuropean Open82KGR12018
15117Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWAdvLondon W. Open82KGF2018
15123S. VarshavskiyWTriangleLondon W. OpenABSRR2018
15125Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWAdvLondon W. OpenABSF2018
15136Otavio NalatiWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSR22018
15143Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABS4F2018
15200Dante LeonDante LeonWPts: 2x0Pan American82KG8F2018
15687Luca CaraccioloWChoke from backTorino ChallengeABS4F2018
15690Eldar RafigaevEldar RafigaevWPts: 15x0Torino ChallengeABSSF2018
16296Max LindbladMax LindbladWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR22018
16305Gabriel ProcopioWChokeWorld Champ.82KG8F2018
16306Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWDQWorld Champ.82KG4F2018
16310Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWChoke from backWorld Champ.82KGSF2018
17214Ville HeikkonenWTriangleCopenhagen Open82KGSF2018
17215Lars FribergWChoke from backCopenhagen Open82KGF2018
17218UnknownWChoke from backCopenhagen OpenABS4F2018
17219Christian DellevagWChoke from backCopenhagen OpenABSSF2018
17221Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPts: 4x2Copenhagen OpenABSF2018
18519Christian DellevagWBow and arrowEuropean Open82KGR12019
18523Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWChoke from backEuropean Open82KG4F2019
18524Michael LieraMichael LieraWArmlockEuropean Open82KGSF2019
18782Diego PatoWRNCCopa Podio77KGRR2019
18784P. RochaWPts: 4x2Copa Podio77KGRR2019
18787Ygor RodriguesYgor RodriguesWChoke from backCopa Podio77KGSF2019
18789T. HopstockWChoke from backCopa Podio77KGF2019
19085Sebastian BroscheSebastian BroscheWChoke from backPolaris 985KGSPF2019
19486Kristian MaeWRNCFinnish Open82KGR12019
19487Jarmo PetajajarviWChokeFinnish Open82KG4F2019
19490Mathias RibeiroWChokeFinnish Open82KGSF2019
19491Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 6x6, AdvFinnish Open82KGF2019
19492Mikko GunnarWTriangleFinnish OpenABSR32019
19493Aleksandr KeinanenWChokeFinnish OpenABSR22019
19494Severi NenonenWChoke from backFinnish OpenABS4F2019
19495Cemil KarahanWArmbarFinnish OpenABSSF2019
19496Aleksi RuuskanenWChokeFinnish OpenABSF2019
19614Christian DellevagWPts: 6x0World Pro77KGR22019
19623Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWPts: 4x0World Pro77KG4F2019
19625Guilherme RochaGuilherme RochaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KGSF2019
19626Oliver LovellWChoke from backWorld Pro77KGF2019
20130Brian BeauryBrian BeauryWBasebal chokeWorld Champ.82KGR12019

Tommy Langaker vs Max Lindblad (2017)

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