Known by his nickname, Killer Carrot, due to his hair colour, Max Lindblad has emerged as one of Europe's top BJJ competitors.
Born in Stockholm Sweden, Max promoted to Black belt by Kent Hammarström of Prana JJ after a stellar brown belt career, training in Stockholm, he also heads over to the legendary Alan Finfou's academy to train. If you're interested in seeing the training lifestyle in Stockholm, check out our short documentary on Max HERE
Max had a prolific coloured belt career, winning the IBJJF European Open at both Blue and Purple belt. Along with podium finishes at the IBJJF World Championships and Europeans at brown belt. He would also win the UAEJJF World Pro at Brown belt along with AJP tour Grandslams.
Max has continued winning ways at Black belt including Gold medals at the IBJJF German Nationals, the London Open and is a two time AJP London Grandslam winner at black belt along with two third place finishes at the Tokyo and Abu Dhabi grandslams.
We caught up Max and gave him some quick fire questions to finish the Blog!
Favourite competition - Ive competed all around Europe and the world, but by far my favourite competition is the IBJJF World Championships in California. The atmosphere in the Pyramid is definitely something special. Add to that, you know you are fighting the best the world has to offer on the biggest stage, it really is a special feeling !
Favourite technique - My favourite technique would definitely have to be something from spider guard. I'm not really sure, but if i had to choose it would be either the scissor sweep or balloon sweep, but it changes from day to day !
Favourite submission - I'd say my favourite submission is a choke from the back, but i think the most beautiful submission is the armbar. Its something to see someone tap to a well executed armbar.
Sporting heroes - Michael Langhi has always been a hero of mine, for me, he has the most beautiful style of guard there is. The way he would sweep his opponents always seemed so effortless. I also admire the Miyao Brothers, for me their work ethic is second to none.
Gi or NoGi - I prefer the Gi ! To be honest I'm not really one for much NoGi.
Favourite Gi - The Kingz Balistico 3.0 is the best looking Gi on the market !