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Tommy Langaker

Tommy Langaker

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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 3rd 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

26 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    4 (15%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (15%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    17 (65%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (4%)

17 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Triangle
24
4
#86e620
Choke from back
24
4
#5AD3D1
RNC
12
2
#d1212a
Triangle armbar
12
2
#fad11b
Submission
6
1
#f58822
Armbar
6
1
#224aba
Choke
6
1
#ff9124
Cross choke
6
1
#bf1f6c
Toe hold
6
1
17
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
8 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (38%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (63%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

5 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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

Tommy Langaker Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
13239DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPointsCopa Podio88KGRR2017
13242F. AndrewLTriangleCopa Podio88KGRR2017
14036Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPointsParis OpenABSF2017
14371Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLNorth south chokeEuropean OpenABSSF2018
14419Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLNorth south chokeEuropean Open82KG4F2018
14813Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLChoke from backPan AmericanABSSF2018
15901Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGF2018
16223V. HugoLTriangle armlockSpider Inv. 4FO76KGSPF2018
13246Kywan GracieWCross chokeCopa Podio88KGRR2017
13247Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio88KGRR2017
13723T. HopstockWPts: 8x0Elite BJJABSSPF2017
14015Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 2x0Swedish Open82KGF2017
14018Joachim SvensonWTriangleSwedish OpenABSR12017
14022Alex WennergrenWTriangleSwedish OpenABS4F2017
14025Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasWToe holdSwedish OpenABSSF2017
14026Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWTriangleSwedish OpenABSF2017
14027Mateja ValjerevicWChoke from backParis Open82KG4F2017
14028Gareth NealeWSubmissionParis Open82KGSF2017
14029Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWChoke from backParis Open82KGF2017
14034Nicolas PenzerWChoke from backParis OpenABSSF2017
14355Ricardo RochaWRNCEuropean OpenABSR12018
14365Erberth SantosErberth SantosWTriangle armbarEuropean OpenABS8F2018
14367Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWTriangle armbarEuropean OpenABS4F2018
14416Santeri LiliusWRNCEuropean Open82KGR12018
14785Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWAdvLondon W. Open82KGF2018
14791S. VarshavskiyWTriangleLondon W. OpenABSRR2018
14793Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWAdvLondon W. OpenABSF2018
14804Otavio NalatiWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSR22018
14811Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABS4F2018
14868Dante LeonDante LeonWPts: 2x0Pan American82KG8F2018
15885Max LindbladMax LindbladWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR22018
15894Gabriel ProcopioWChokeWorld Champ.82KG8F2018
15895Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWDQWorld Champ.82KG4F2018
15899Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWChoke from backWorld Champ.82KGSF2018

Tommy Langaker vs Max Lindblad (2017)

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