Gunnar Nelson is the first Icelandic back belt. He originally trained with the Straight Blast Gym team, and now trains under Renzo Gracie. Gunnar rose to prominence as a brown belt, both as an MMA fighter and Jiu Jitsu competitor.
He earned a silver medal at the Mundials in 2009 and won the Pan Ams that year. He went on to win gold at the no-gi Pan Ams at black belt the very same year. One of Gunnar’s self-described largest accomplishments in his life came during the 2009 ADCC competition, when he took fourth in the absolute, beating perennial heavyweight standout Jeff Monson.
I admire Gunnar’s smooth, calm Jiu Jitsu and his mix of technical ability and athleticism. The video below is more like a short documentary, and is very well edited and produced.
Gunnar Nelson Seminar and Interview from Manchester, UK.