10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu

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10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu
10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu logo
10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu logo
Country of originUnited States United States
FounderEddie Bravo
Current headEddie Bravo
Ancestor arts
Official website10thplanetjj.com

10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu is a non-traditional system of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu developed by Eddie Bravo. It was one of the first Jiu-Jitsu school systems to avoid using a gi.[3]


In 2003, after earning a black belt under Jean-Jacques Machado, Eddie Bravo opened his first 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu school in Los Angeles, California. Bravo's system emphasizes developing students for submission-only grappling competition rather than points, he focused his jiu-jitsu training without the traditional gi, becoming one of the first jiu-jitsu schools to do so. The idea behind this was to try to implement as many of the techniques as possible in mixed martial arts (MMA) competitions. Bravo worked for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) during this time and felt high-level jiu-jitsu practitioners weren't winning as much as they should have, mainly attributing this to them wearing a gi when training jiu-jitsu, but competing in MMA without one.[4]

10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu has been controversial since its inception;[5] abandoning the gi drew some backlash from other Jiu-Jitsu schools[6] and there has been a debate as to how many 10th Planet techniques, most notably its iterations of the rubber guard, translate to MMA.[7]

In addition to the original 10th Planet headquarters in Los Angeles, there are over 100 schools worldwide.[8] Some are established BJJ training facilities that have adopted the system as an expansion of the art. The style has spread overseas to Ireland, the United Kingdom,[9] Germany,[10] Sweden, Australia,[11] and Korea.


Victory Belt Publishing released three manuals covering techniques of the 10th Planet system: Mastering the Rubber Guard,[12] Mastering the Twister,[13] and Advanced Rubber Guard.[14] The first and third books cover the system's signature rubber guard, while the second tackles the twister, another integral position in the system. The books were written by Eddie Bravo, Glen Cordoza, and Erich Krauss. Eddie Bravo also airs an hour to two-hour online series every month on his website.[15]

Ranking system[edit]

While 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu uses the standard Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ranking system, its practitioners most commonly train without gi and the belt. 10th Planet offers colored ranked rashguards to help visually denote belt rank.[16]


  1. ^ Banjoko, Adisa (10 September 2008). "Interview w/ UFC Commentator Eddie Bravo". Fast Company. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Eddie Bravo - BJJ Heroes". BJJ Heroes.
  3. ^ "Inside Eddie Bravo's 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu".
  4. ^ "Inside Eddie Bravo's 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu - FIGHTLAND".
  5. ^ "Inside 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu Grappling Concepts That Work". 29 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Inside Eddie Bravo's 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu".
  7. ^ "BE Open Mat: The Rubber Guard". 28 March 2013.
  8. ^ "10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu Locations". 27 April 2010. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  9. ^ Scott, Jamie (23 March 2014). "10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu London". 10th Planet London. 10th Planet London. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  10. ^ Warneking, Ralf. "German 10th Planet black belt". Ralf Warneking Jiu-Jitsu. 10th Planet Black Belts. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  11. ^ Australia, Melbourne. "10th Planet Melbourne". 10th Planet Melbourne. 10th Planet Melbourne. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  12. ^ Mastering the Rubber Guard: Jiu-jitsu for Mixed Martial Arts Competition ISBN 0-9777315-9-6
  13. ^ Mastering the Twister: Jiu-Jitsu for Mixed Martial Arts Competition ISBN 0-9777315-5-3
  14. ^ Advanced Rubber Guard ISBN 1-936608-90-1
  15. ^ Bravo, Eddie (4 July 2010). "10th Planet Techniques". 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu. 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  16. ^ "Ranked Patches". 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu. Retrieved 25 June 2014.

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