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.
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
Earlier this year I fought in the IBJJF European Championships in Lisbon, Portugal. I competed in the Black Belt Master 1 Featherweight division and ended up making it to the semifinals where I lost on a referee decision after a score of 4-4. Kinda sucks but that just how it goes 🙂
Pressure, Pressure, Pressure!
What the hell happened, the guy just gave me his back?
I competed in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Swedish Open this last November where I fought in the -76kg adult black belt division and also the black belt open class division.
I ended up losing both my matches on points. In my weight category I lost 9-2 and in the open class i lost 7-2. It’s not like I am satisfied with the results as I don’t really compete to lose but overall I am positive looking back at the results as I fought two very competitive guys who is much younger than me and with a much stronger competition game. It was some good matches for sure and you can watch both of them right here! 🙂