Biography


Name:Christian Graugart
Born:1982
Hometown:Copenhagen, Denmark
Gym:CSA.dk
Belt:Black
Professor:Noone and everyone
Affiliation:Noone and everyone
Interests:Traveling, natural disasters, surfing, photography, charity
Favorite food:All you can eat buffets
Favorite animal: Walking stick

Since I have never had one instructor or one team to influence me during my upbringing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, I believe I have a different approach to the sport than most others. I have come across thousands of people in my training career, who has all played good and bad roles in shaping my view on Jiu Jitsu, how I would like to experience it myself and pass it on to others. I think BJJ is a beautiful sport, but to me it is primarily a vehicle to live the life I wish to live. A way to create opportunities to see the world, be healthy and meet amazing friends.

I have traveled quite a bit to train, teach and compete. The biggest accomplishment in that category, must have been my five months around-the-world trip in 2011, where I trained in 56 gyms. Read the blog from the trip on www.BJJglobetrotter.com or wait for the book to be published :)

I have coached hundreds and hundreds of grappling and MMA matches in my career. I do jump on the mat myself now and then still, mainly for the experience, to push myself and to set a good example for my students.

Here is the mandatory list of accomplishments for a biography (mine just with more travels and less gold medals!):

1989: Started Taekwondo
1999: Started training Jeet Kune Do
2001: Attended first BJJ seminar
2003: Training trip to Portland (Oregon)
2003: Awarded BJJ blue belt from Matt Thornton
2003: Training trip to Manchester, England
2003: Second place Danish BJJ Championships
2003: Second place Openmat 5
2003: Professional MMA fight (won by armbar R1)
2003: Opened own gym, CSA.dk
2004: Training trip to New York and Portland (Oregon)
2005: Winner BJJ superfight at Battle of Copenhagen 3
2005: Third place blue belt absolute class at Danish Open BJJ
2005: Training trip to Niagara Falls, Kingston (CA), New York and Pembroke Pines
2005: Awarded BJJ purple belt from Matt Thornton
2006: Training trip to Niagara Falls and New York
2006: Training trip to Iceland
2007: Training trip to New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas
2007: Promoted first professional MMA show, Adrenaline 1
2008: Promoted Adrenaline 2
2008: Promoted Adrenaline 3
2008: Third place Grappling League 2
2008: Training trip to New York
2009: Training trip to Thailand
2009: Expanding CSA.dk gym to double size
2009: Training trip to London, England
2009: Training trip to Estonia
2009: Awarded BJJ brown belt from Robson Barbosa
2009: Training trip to Thailand (yes, again)
2010: Promoted Adrenaline 4
2010: Gold German Open Hayastan Challenge in Hamburg, Germany
2010: Competed at Gracie Invitational in London, England
2010: Training trip to Estonia
2010: Opened CrossFit gym
2010: Gold at Swedish Open BJJ
2011: Competed at the European Open in Portugal
2011: Backpacked around the world to train in 56 gyms in 24 countries
2011: Competed in the Worlds in California
2011: Swiss Open bronze middleweight brown belt
2011: Swiss Open brown belt absolute division champion
2011: London Open bronze middleweight brown belt
2011: Glasgow Open gold light heavyweight no-gi advanced
2011: Glasgow Open gold open weight brown belt superfight
2011: Scandinavian Open silver middleweight brown belt
2011: NAGA Paris gold no-gi expert middleweight
2012: Taught seminar in Moldova
2012: Silver at European Open in Portugal
2012: Taught seminar in Russia
2012: Awarded BJJ black belt from Robson Barbosa, Edson Carvalho and Ricardo Carvalho
2012: Taught seminar in Russia
2012: Taught seminar in Norway
2012: Taught seminar in Odense
2012: Taught seminar in Latvia
2012: Taught seminar in Bornholm
2012: Gold at London Open in England
2012: Released book "The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Globetrotter"
2012: Hosted CSA.dk & BJJ Globetrotters Wintercamp
2013: Started Team BJJ Globetrotters
2013: Compete at the European Open in Portugal
2013: Taught seminar in Moldova
2013: Taught seminar in Odense
2013: Taught seminar in Russia
2013: Taught seminar in Scotland
2013: Taught seminar in Norway
2013: Taught seminar in England
2013: Hosted CSA.dk & BJJ Globetrotters Summercamp
2013: Fought MMA
2013: Hosted BJJ Globetrotters Fall Camp
2013: Hosted ROLL4LIFE charity sparring marathon
2013: Taught seminar in St. Barthelemy
2013: Taught seminar in Norway
2013: Taught seminar in Odense
2014: Hosted BJJ Globetrotters Beach Camp in El Salvador
2014: Taught seminar in Odense
2014: Competed in NAGA Germany
*** Stopped updating this list, too much going on :) ***


Trying to keep track of my competition record:


WHITE BELT (21-6)
2001: SW Openmat 1 vs. Karim Lekhal win
2001: SW Openmat 1 vs. Jacob Bovbjerg loss points
2001: SW Openmat 1 vs. Toke Henriksen loss points
2001: SW Openmat 1 vs. Patrick Christensen win armbar
2002: SW Performance gym championships 1 vs. Jeppe Bramming win armbar
2002: SW Performance gym championships 1 vs. Rasmus win sidechoke
2002: SW Performance gym championships 1 vs. Thomas Rysz win armbar
2002: SW Performance gym championships 1 vs. Thomas la Cour win points
2002: SW Performance gym championships 1 vs. Jeppe win triangle
2002: SW Performance gym championships 2 vs. Emil win sidechoke
2002: SW Performance gym championships 2 vs. Thomas Rysz win armbar
2002: SW Performance gym championships 2 vs. Lars Vensild win RNC
2002: SW Performance gym championships 2 vs. Thomas la Cour win armbar
2002: SW Performance gym championships 2 vs. Thomas Rysz win points
2002: SW Openmat 2 vs. Kim Westergaard win triangle
2002: SW Openmat 2 vs. Peter Bloch Jensen win points
2002: SW Openmat 3 vs. Martin Kampmann loss armbar
2002: SW Openmat 3 vs. Nikolaj Rhod loss ancle lock
2002: SW Openmat 3 vs. Martin Jelager win RNC
2002: SW Openmat 3 vs. Kenneth Rosfort loss guillotine
2002: BJJ Openmat 3 vs. Nikolaj Rhod win triangle
2002: BJJ Openmat 3 vs. Jacob Tidemann loss choke
2003: MMA Performance gym Vale Tudo championships vs. Lars Vensild win TKO
2003: MMA Performance gym Vale Tudo championships vs. Silas Christensen win KO
2003: MMA Performance gym Vale Tudo championships vs. Emil win KO
2003: MMA Performance gym Vale Tudo championships vs. Kim Ignatius win armbar
2003: MMA Performance gym Vale Tudo championships vs. Emil win ancle lock

BLUE BELT (17-13)
2003: SW Performance gym championships 3 vs. Mikolaj Kowal win omo plata
2003: SW Performance gym championships 3 vs. Thomas la Cour loss leglock
2003: SW Performance gym championships 3 vs. Kim Ignatius win triangle
2003: BJJ Danish Championships 2003 vs. Martin Skjødt win triangle
2003: BJJ Danish Championships 2003 vs. Martin Jelager win armbar
2003: BJJ Danish Championships 2003 vs. Michael Pedersen loss points
2003: SW Openmat 4 vs. Nikolaj Toft Hansen win kimura
2003: SW Openmat 4 vs. Torben Søby win armbar
2003: SW Openmat 4 vs. Søren Andersen loss points
2003: SW Openmat 4 vs. Rune Brinkmeyer win armbar
2003: BJJ Openmat 4 vs. Michael Mikkelsen loss choke
2003: SW Openmat 5 vs. Kasper Gade win RNC
2003: SW Openmat 5 vs. Dennis Winslow win arm bar
2003: SW Openmat 5 vs. Jonas Bek win armbar
2003: SW Openmat 5 vs. Kim Ignatius win triangle
2003: SW Openmat 5 vs. Michael Mikkelsen loss armbar
2003: MMA European Vale Tudo 1 vs. Sonny Nielsen win armbar
2004: BJJ Scandinavian Open vs. ??? loss points
2004: BJJ Kaisho Cup vs. Martin Jansson loss triangle
2004: BJJ Kaisho Cup vs. ??? loss points
2005: BJJ Battle of Copenhagen vs. Andreas Nielsen win armbar
2005: BJJ Danish Open vs. Daniel Bäckefelt win armbar
2005: BJJ Danish Open vs. Irakli Kurashvili loss points
2005: BJJ Danish Open vs. ??? loss triangle
2005: BJJ Danish Open vs. ??? win backchoke
2005: SW Copenhagen Open vs. Cole Lauritsen loss points
2005: SW Copenhagen open vs. Nic Osei loss submission
2005: SW Copenhagen open vs. ??? win arm bar
2005: SW Copenhagen open vs. ??? win triangle
2005: SW Copenhagen open vs. Kári Gunnarsson loss submission

PURPLE BELT (4-1)
2008: SW Grappling League 2 vs. Morten Djursaa win kimura
2008: SW Grappling League 2 vs. Jacob Guldbæk win kimura
2008: SW Grappling League 2 vs. Nicola Gozzi win points
2008: SW Grappling League 2 vs. Regin Koop win kimura
2008: SW Grappling League 2 vs. Theis Kaspersen loss kimura

BROWN BELT (20-9-2)
2010: SW Hayastan Challenge vs. Douglas Mayer win heelhook
2010: SW Hayastan Challenge vs. ??? win heelhook
2010: SW Hayastan Challenge vs. ??? win heelhook
2010: SW Hayastan Challenge vs. Kári Gunnarsson win heelhook
2010: SW Swedish Grappling League vs. ??? win calfcruncher
2010: SW Swedish Grappling League vs. Cole Lauritsen draw
2010: SW Swedish Grappling League vs. ??? win armbar
2010: BJJ Gracie Invitational vs. Nicolas Gregoriadis loss ezekiel choke
2010: SW Grappling League vs. Kevin Gronemann draw
2010: SW Grappling League vs. Torben Sørensen win RNC
2010: SW Grappling League vs. Claus Vistesen win armbar
2010: SW Grappling League vs. Mushtaba Norestani loss toehold
2010: SW Grappling League vs. Martin Lynge win armbar
2010: BJJ Swedish Open vs. Per Olsson win crosschoke
2011: BJJ European Open vs. ??? loss points
2011: BJJ Worlds vs. Dorjderem Munkhbayasgalan win points
2011: BJJ Worlds vs. ??? loss back choke
2011: BJJ Swiss Open vs. Sebastien Lecocq loss points
2011: BJJ Swiss Open vs. ??? win back choke
2011: BJJ Swiss Open vs. ??? win triangle
2011: BJJ London Open vs. Ilke Bulut loss points
2011: SW Glasgow Open vs. Robert Wijk win points
2011: SW Glasgow Open vs. Dan Hope win points
2011: BJJ Glasgow Open vs. Carl Fischer win triangle
2011: BJJ Scandinavian Open vs. Saku Burke loss points
2011: SW NAGA Paris vs. Cédric Akakpovi win points
2011: SW NAGA Paris vs. ??? win heelhook
2011: BJJ NAGA Paris vs. Ilke Bulut loss ref. dec.
2012: BJJ European Open vs. Christian Frederik Kuhn win triangle
2012: BJJ European Open vs. Frederik Petersen win ref. dec.
2012: BJJ European Open vs. Dominik Dobiec loss points

BLACK BELT (3-4)
2012: BJJ London Open vs. Felipe Alves de Souza win (/NC) injury
2012: BJJ London Open vs. Rory Quarrier win crosschoke
2013: BJJ European Open vs. Frederik Petersen loss points
2013: MMA CSA Fight Nigh 10 vs. Christian Ifversen loss points
2014: SW NAGA Germany vs. Marco Wüst win triangle
2014: Sw NAGA Germany vs. Benjamin Russ loss injury
2014: BJJ Globetrotters Fall Camp competition vs. Daniel Marquez loss submission
2015: BJJ European Open vs. Paulo Roberto dos Santos Peixoto loss submission

Total: 101 matches - 65 wins - 34 losses - 2 draw



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