Earlier this year I decided to move to Vienna, Austria, where my girlfriend lives and basically starting a whole new life here. Back in Denmark I was teaching at the FightWorld academy in Copenhagen and also had my own school in Helsingør, called BJJ3000.
In Vienna I will be looking to start my own Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school in the Liesing / Meidling area. At the moment it’s difficult to find the right place so for know I will be teaching a self-defense course for women ( Selbstverteidigung für Frauen ) at the Yogaraum in Liesing. Click here to see Yogaraums facebook page and click here to see the facebook event. Here’s a link to a news item on the Yogaraums webpage (In german).
The Selbstverteidigung für Frauen will be at the Yogaraum, Hochstrasse 11/1, 1230 Wien.
A +20 minute rolling session between my twin brother Morten Maarup Pedersen as a purple belt vs a +100kg Judo Black Belt. This is from a seminar at a Judo school in Copenhagen, Denmark many years ago. Really cool to see my brothers old sparring sessions. This was a tough and long round and I’m happy we have it on video.
Here is my matches from the IBJJF European Open Championship which took place in January in Lisbon, Portugal. I fought in the Black Belt, Master 2, -70kg division and ended up winning (losing) a silver medal. I won my quarterfinal and semifinal match and went up against a really good Brazilian dude in the final and ended up losing on points with 2-0. Overall another really good competition and I’m happy with the results. So far I’ve won 1 gold, 2 silvers and 1 bronze and the IBJJF Europeans. Haven’t won a gold medal as a black belt yet so that is the goal for 2018! 🙂
I went to the Swedish BJJ Open in Stenungsund and had some really good matches. I won gold in my weight class after finishing my first opponent with a kimura lock and then winning the final match 23-3. I fought in the -76kg Black Belt master 1 division.
Then I fought in the open class where I won my round of 16 match by a triangle. I managed to escape a tight triangle and armbar attempt from my opponent and then ended up catching my opponent in a triangle. I fought a +100kg guy in the quarterfinal and lost 3-2. Many people congratulated me after the match said it was one of the best matches of the tournament which is a good feeling. Personally I feel really good about my performance and was a bit bummed out that I didn’t manged to beat the big guy.
Check out the open class matches here:
Round of 16 vs Johannes Anderson
Quarterfinal vs Thomas Johannessen from Frontline Academy