Table of Contents
- 1. History of 10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu
- 1.1. From Where It All Started
- 1.2. Foundation of 10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu
- 1.3. The Journey From the Inception
- 1.4. The Inception of Modern American Jiu-Jitsu
- 1.5. Headquarters of 10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu
- 1.6. Foundation of EBI and 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu
- 1.7. Performance Chart of EBI
- 2. Signature Positions of 10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu
- 3. 10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu Terminologies
- 4. Legacy of 10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu
- 5. Black Belt Athletes of 10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu
- 6. IBJJF Registered 10th-Planet Academies
- 7. Techniques Taught At 10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu
- 8. FAQs
- 8.1. Where Did The Name Of The 10th Planet Come From?
- 8.2. What Is The Distinct Quality Of 10-Planet Jiu-Jitsu?
- 8.3. What Is The Belt Rank Of The 10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu Founder?
- 9. Conclusion
Eddie Bravo is an innovative grappler and established a school that has challenged the traditional Gi-centric dogma of Jiu-Jitsu and carved a unique niche for itself. Eddie Bravo's 10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu has been making a substantial mark in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in recent years.
Are you ready to dive into the captivating beginning and irrefutable legacy of 10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu School? This academy has made a name for itself with its revolutionary No-Gi system that emphasizes finishing moves over point-scoring. 10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu has gradually gained a reputation for distinction and has established its name as a leading force in the world of modern Jiu-Jitsu.
So, let's embark on a thrilling journey and explore the legacy and impact of the 10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu School.
1. History of 10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu
1.1. From Where It All Started
It all started with the passion of a Rebel-minded-thinker and innovative grappler that had the dream to establish a new pathway by breaking the existing traditional mold. Eddie Bravo fell in love with the efficient nature of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu after winning his ADDC championship by submitting the first Gracie. However, his unwavering belief, motivation and unique approach to Jiu-Jitsu fueled his passion to share knowledge with the grappling world.
1.2. Foundation of 10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu
In 2003, the iconic figure of martial arts, Eddie Bravo founded his own 10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu gym in West Hollywood, California.
“This was a seemingly unconventional but groundbreaking revolutionary uphill journey towards the innovation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.”
1.3. The Journey From the Inception
Despite having a low promotional budget to run a gym, Eddie’s determination was fortified to make his undeniable mark to modernize the world of martial arts. As he opened the door to his gym, 17 passionate students enrolled themselves on the opening night. This was the appraisal of his outstanding performance on the grappling ground that attracted the BJJ students.
1.4. The Inception of Modern American Jiu-Jitsu
Before the inception of 10th-Planets Jiu-Jitsu, No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu competitions were not in vogue. Eddie decided to introduce the innovative and highly specialized No-Gi grappling system in EBI that has taken the grappling martial arts world by storm. He gave different insights into the grappling world by incorporating collar ties, hooks, and direct body grips to submit the opponents.
Furthermore, the credit for introducing Jiu-Jitsu to the US enthusiasts goes to Eddie Bravo, who introduced them to grappling techniques including Twister, Rubber Guard, Half Guard, Lockdown, and many more through his distinct and innovative approach. He became the stepping stone in popularizing American Jiu-Jitsu.
However, the refined and modified Jiu-Jitsu techniques of Eddie Bravo produced many big names in No-Gi grappling. Richie Martinez, Nathan Orchid, Ben Eddy, Damien Anderson, Adrian Madrid, and Ethann Crelinsten are some of Bravo’s students who led the vision of his mentor to new heights.
1.5. Headquarters of 10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu
10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu has found its beating heart in Los Angeles. Eddie Bravo provided the unique No-Gi curriculum taught by world-class instructors. All the instructors tried to maintain quality training by their unique teaching methods.
1.6. Foundation of EBI and 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu
In 2014, Eddie Bravo Introduced EBI (Eddie Bravo Invitational), a grappling competition. This is one of the Submission-Only and Invitation only BJJ competitions that awards cash prizes to their champions.
1.7. Performance Chart of EBI
|Jun 1, 2014||EBI 1||Geo Martinez||Jeff Glover||Featherweight|
|Jun 1, 2014||EBI 1||Garry Tonon||Richie Martinez||Welterweight|
|Oct 10, 2014||EBI 2||Geo Martinez||Fabio Passos||Bantamweight|
|Oct 10, 2014||EBI 2||Denny Prokopos||Nathan Orchard||Lightweight|
|Mar 22, 2015||EBI 3||Garry Tonon||Josh Hinger||Welterweight|
|Aug 15, 2015||EBI 4||Eddie Cummings||Joe Soto||Featherweight|
|Dec 13, 2015||EBI 5||Garry Tonon||Rafael Domingos||Lightweight|
|Apr 24, 2016||EBI 6||Gordon Ryan||Rustam Chsiev||Absolute|
|Jul 16, 2016||EBI 7||Eddie Cummings||Bill Cooper||Featherweight|
|Sep 11, 2016||EBI 8||Gordon Ryan||Kyle Griffin||Middleweight|
|Nov 7, 2016||EBI 9||Garry Tonon||Vinny Magalhaes||Light Heavyweight|
|Dec 2, 2016||EBI 10||Geo Martinez||Eddie Cummings||Bantamweight|
|Mar 5, 2017||EBI 11||Gordon Ryan||Vagner Rocha||Welterweight|
|Jul 30, 2017||EBI 12||Erin Blanchfield||Gabi McComb||Female Flyweight|
|Oct 22, 2017||EBI 13||Garry Tonon||Vagner Rocha||Lightweight|
|Dec 03, 2017||EBI 14||Gordon Ryan||Craig Jones||Absolute|
|Feb 17, 2018||EBI 15||Jon Calestine||Geo Martinez||Featherweight|
|Jun 25, 2018||EBI 16||Beatriz Mesquita||Miri Niedrauer||Female Bantamweight|
2. Signature Positions of 10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu
2.1. What is Twister Submission?
Twister is the signature submission stapled with the name of Eddie Bravo and 10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu. It involves twisting the opponent’s spine while holding in the back mount position. No-Gi bout levels up the effectiveness of this deadly submission by restricting the practitioners from stronghold or grip. There are different variations of twister submission including
- Twister from Back Control
- Side control Twister
- Swedish Twister
- Twister from Close Guard
2.2. Half Guard
Half guard is the position of controlling the legs of your opponent. It’s a versatile position potentially useful for many submission attacks and sweeps. 10th-Planet’s instructors contribute their dedicated efforts to make their students proficient elite grapplers.
2.3. Rubber Guard
It involves the wrapping of the leg around the opponent’s arm and head then twisting his/her torso in a certain position to get the submission. Rubber guard is one of the defining techniques of Eddie Bravo’s 10th Planet that stands it apart.
Lockdown is the variation of the half guard, the most widely used technique by the 10th-Planet students. Lockdown is one of the offensive attacks that involve a hook in the opponent’s legs, leaving them off balance.
3. 10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu Terminologies
“Eddie’s madness to break all the old mold didn’t stop by developing new techniques and moves.”
He decided to take a bold decision to adopt unique terminologies for BJJ enthusiasts. Eddie Bravo's passion to interwind the unique and innovative No-Gi approach with distinct names urged him to go against the wind. Now, let’s take a short journey through the 10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu perspective.
|10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu Terminologies||Traditional Jiu-Jitsu Terminologies|
|A2||Warm-ups for sweeping guard and transitioned into spider web position|
|Apollo Choke||Arm Triangle Choke|
|Apollo Control||Control the head and arm of opponent|
|Baby Arm||Variation of arm lock submission|
|Banana Split||Crucifix-like position to attack the groin of opponents|
|Barn Hook||Variation of William’s guard, attack the opponent’s shoulders|
|Baseball Bat||Strong grip on your opponent’s arm|
|Bermuda Triangle||No-Armed Triangle|
|Bolt Cutter||Grip Break|
|Bolt Cutter Choke||Paper Cutter Choke (No-Gi)|
|Buggy Choke||A choke to submit the opponent from side control|
|Capoeira Pass||Reverse Half Guard|
|Carni Shoulder Lock||Arm Lock (Invented by Martinez Brothers; Geo and Ritchie Martinez)|
|Chill Dog||Variation of Rubber Guard|
|Crackhead Control||Variation of Rubber Guard|
|Crotch Ripper||Variation of Crucifix Choke|
|Dog Fight||Half-Guard Position|
|Electric Chair||The term “Electric car” is used for submission and sweep|
|Electric Stone Sweep||Variation of an Electric Chair|
|D Warmups||Standing pass drills for warm-ups|
|Dead Orchard||High guard position by Nathan Orchard|
|Defcon 4 Calf Crank||A variation of Vaporizer|
|Double Bag||A variation of Rubber Guard|
|Fishnet||“Fishnet” term is used for controlling position|
|Fire & Flip||Fire & Flip used for bringing the foot in front of opponent face|
|Fly Trap||Reverse triangle from side control|
|Gangsta Lean||Mounted Triangle|
|Garcia||“Garcia” term is used for butterfly sweep (by Marcelo Garcia)|
|Ghost||Sweep from Quarter Guard or side control|
|Gogo Clinch||A variation of Gogoplata|
|Granby Warm Up Series||A series of warm-ups especially before granby roll practice|
|Gun Show||A variation of Rubber Guard|
|Hail Mary Series||Series of warm-ups before going on the training mat|
|High Noon||“High Noon” term used for the process of breaking the opponent’s grip (specifically from tuck position)|
|Hindu Control||Sweep the Hindulotine|
|Hog Tie||The term “Hog Tie” is used to maintain the truck position on the mat.|
|Honeyhole||Ashi Garami position from side saddle|
|Iron Sheik||Used for neck crank variation|
|Jiu ClawJiu Claw||Reverse Omoplata|
|Leg D’arce||A variation of D’arce Choke|
|Lockdown||Rubber Guard that is patented by the 10-Planet Jiu-Jitsu|
|Loco Plata||A variation of Gogoplata|
|Mantis||A pseudo Guard position|
|Middle School Sweep||A variation of old school sweep|
|Mission Control||Basic version of Rubber Guard|
|Muffle||Transition into truck position|
|Ninja Choke||Variation of D’arce choke|
|Pimp Hand||Variation of Stiff Arm|
|Samurai to Back||A type of forward roll to control the opponent|
|Spider Web||Top position for Armbar on the mat|
|Spider Hook||Hook the opponent’s leg|
|Slow Triangle||A variation of Triangle choke|
|Sorcerer||Mixture of Neck Crank and Double Armbar|
|Super Stomp||“Super Stomp” term is used for transition from lockdown position top rubber guard or butterfly|
|Whip Down||Lockdown from Half-Guard|
The list of Eddie Bravo terminologies didn’t end here. There are a number of new terms that will innovate the grappling world as the years go on.
4. Legacy of 10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu
“Eddie Bravo and 10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu established a reputation that deserves to be recounted, recognized, appreciated, and applauded.”
The credit for the undeniable legacy and rich history of Eddie Bravo Academy goes to the big names of martial arts including Jean Jacques Machado, Joe Rogan, Denny Prokopos, Carlos Condit, Tony Ferguson, Sean Bollinger, and many more.
The No-Gi system deployed by Eddie Bravo now has become synonymous with excellence and innovation. The main vision of the 10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu founder was to develop a system that would be unique and provide excellent training.
Excellency comes from hard work and dedicated sheer efforts interwind and the team of 10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu proved its relentless efforts in spreading the art around the globe. His dedication and tireless efforts have never gone unnoticed by the BJJ world, which is proved by its 100-over affiliation with 10th Planet Jiu-jitsu all around the globe. It’s all about the once creativity, innovation, and influential approach that is marked by the grappling world.
5. Black Belt Athletes of 10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu
|10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu Champion||Belt Rank|
|Denny Prokopos||Black Belt|
|Adam Sachnoff||Black Belt|
|Leonard Alexander Jr||Black Belt|
|Michael Hillebrand||Black Belt|
|Magnus Embret Henriksen||Black Belt|
|Paul Nikhinson||Black Belt|
|Steve Grubbs||Black Belt|
|Ben Jones||Black Belt|
|Matt Walsh||Black Belt|
|Gregor Strakl||Black Belt|
|Jamie Lapena||Black Belt|
|Mario Gaor||Black Belt|
|Mike Reid||Black Belt|
|Dylan Peters||Black Belt|
|Sean Bollinger||Black Belt|
|Jose Rodgriguez||Black Belt|
|Avery Stebbins||Black Belt|
|Scott Einstein Epstein||Black Belt|
|Conor Heun||Black Belt|
|Gerald Strebendt||Black Belt|
|Jason Georgianna||Black Belt|
|Mike Dewitt Jr.||Black Belt|
|Shigeki Matsuda||Black Belt|
|Brent Littell||Black Belt|
|Craig Beachamp||Black Belt|
|Cade Nelson||Black Belt|
|Jared Carlston||Black Belt|
|Jimmy Morgan||Black Belt|
|Casey Fisher||Black Belt|
|Jascha Little||Black Belt|
|Victor Davilla||Black Belt|
|Ralf Warneking||Black Belt|
|Louie (Luis) Jarez||Black Belt|
|Joe Rogan||Black Belt|
|Louis Ho||Black Belt|
|Vinny Magalhaes||Black Belt|
|Corey Guitard||Black Belt|
|Jeremy Fields||Black Belt|
|Nathan Orchard||Black Belt|
|Geovanny Martinez||Black Belt|
|Ricky Lule||Black Belt|
|John Botello||Black Belt|
|Steeyle Levine||Black Belt|
|Erik D Cruz||Black Belt|
|Randall Dorf||Black Belt|
|Chris Herzog||Black Belt|
|Scott Yockel||Black Belt|
|Brent Alvarez||Black Belt|
|Amir Allam||Black Belt|
|Chai Sirisute||Black Belt|
|Felix Carrada||Black Belt|
|Rick Marshall||Black Belt|
|Al Alejandro||Black Belt|
|Boogeyman Richie Martinez||Black Belt|
|Paul Jacob Barch||Black Belt|
|Frank Barca||Black Belt|
|Alder Hampe||Black Belt|
|Ronald Turner||Black Belt|
|Casey Halstead||Black Belt|
|Eric Ramey||Black Belt|
|Scott Ross||Black Belt|
|Rob Rodriguez||Black Belt|
|Rhasaan Orange||Black Belt|
|Kevin Berbich||Black Belt|
|Tait Fletcher||Black Belt|
|Ruben Rivera||Black Belt|
|Nate Harris||Black Belt|
|Adlai Cleveland||Black Belt|
|Scott Przybylowicz||Black Belt|
|Tracy Dawson||Black Belt|
|Johnathan Shellnut||Black Belt|
|Brandon Mccaghren||Black Belt|
|Sean Applegate||Black Belt|
|Matt Skaff||Black Belt|
|Nathan Wallner||Black Belt|
|Andrew Ramm||Black Belt|
|Ziggy Rivero||Black Belt|
|Nabil Salameh||Black Belt|
|Nate Kleinfeld||Black Belt|
|Curtis Hembroff||Black Belt|
|Lauri Karppinen||Black Belt|
|Brian Beaumont||Black Belt|
|Brian Beaumont||Black Belt|
|Craig Shepley||Black Belt|
|Kevin Nicasio||Black Belt|
|Kelvin Gastelum||Black Belt|
|Richard Mahan||Black Belt|
|Stewart Landry||Black Belt|
|Scott Elliott||Black Belt|
|Leonard Kim||Black Belt|
|Oca Ocasio||Black Belt|
|Marvin Castelle||Black Belt|
|Tony Ferguson||Black Belt|
|Jeremiah Vance||Black Belt|
|Mathew Dempsey||Black Belt|
|Ben Eddy||Black Belt|
|Kim Ferguson||Black Belt|
|Phill Schwartz||Black Belt|
|Patrick Donabedian||Black Belt|
|Scott Palmer||Black Belt|
|Zack Maslany||Black Belt|
|JM Holland||Black Belt|
|Jay Watkins||Black Belt|
|Jon Borrows||Black Belt|
|Frode Nilsen||Black Belt|
6. IBJJF Registered 10th-Planet Academies
“10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu Academy attracted global attention and earned esteem from the world of Jiu-Jitsu due to its record-breaking performance on national and international grounds.”
The roster of appreciation, accolades, and unbeatable achievements of the 10th-Planet in the No-Gi system solidified its place in grappling art. Now, it has 8 IBJJF registered affiliates.
All these affiliates of 10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu have been working with full dedication to maintaining their legacy. Moreover, the commitment to excellence of its instructors and practitioners and their commitment to adopting the unique style continuously attracts BJJ enthusiasts all across the globe.
7. Techniques Taught At 10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu
The techniques taught by the talented grapplers of 10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu are:
- Rubber Guard
- Lock Drag
- Quarter Guard Strategies
- Meathook Options
- Lockdown Strategies
- Deep Hook
- Smash Side control
- Twister Side Attack
- Quarter Guard Concepts
- Prison Guard to Spider Web
- Prison Guard Breakdown
- Advanced Arm Triangle
8.1. Where Did The Name Of The 10th Planet Come From?
The founder of 10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu, Eddie Bravo was a great advocate of “Zecharia Sitchin Theory '', which states that humans are created by the planet “Nibiru '' or the 12th planet. So. In tribute to this theory, Eddie named his vision of Jiu-Jitsu“10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu”.
8.2. What Is The Distinct Quality Of 10-Planet Jiu-Jitsu?
The distinct feature of the renowned 10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu is its unique visionary modern approach to traditional BJJ. In addition, 10th-Planet became synonymous with introducing a new version of combat sport in the grappling world.
8.3. What Is The Belt Rank Of The 10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu Founder?
Founder of “10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu”, Eddie Bravo is a 3rd-Degree black belt BJJ champion under Jean Jacques Machado.
Eddie Bravo's multifaceted approach to the martial art community and desire to express himself as a game changer in the grappling community became the stepping stone of the 10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu Academy. His academy has become a trademark of innovation by establishing his own No-Gi system and terminologies.
In addition, the undeniable legacy and humble history of Eddie Bravo schools continue to inspire the globe. The unique visionary approach of its grapplers made them influential figures at all levels of gripping art.
However, the discipline, consistency, and dedicated approach of the 10th-Planet Jiu-Jitsu team and practitioners will surely make an outstanding difference in the world of grappling art.
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