10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu
10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu logo
|Country of origin||United States|
|Current head||Eddie Bravo|
|Ancestor arts||Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kodokan Judo, Submission Wrestling, Folkstyle Wrestling, Freestyle Wrestling|
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 they should have, mainly attributing this to them wearing a gi when training jiu-jitsu but competing in MMA without one. 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu has been controversial since its inception. Bravo's changes to traditional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, like abandoning the gi, drew a lot of backlash and there has been debate to how much 10th Planet techniques, most notably its iterations of the rubber guard, translates to MMA.
Learning the system
In addition to the original 10th Planet headquarters in Los Angeles, there are over 100 schools worldwide. Some are established BJJ training facilities that have adopted the system as an expansion of the art. The style has spread overseas to the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Australia and Korea.
Victory Belt Publishing released three manuals covering techniques of the 10th Planet system: Mastering the Rubber Guard, Mastering the Twister, and Advanced Rubber Guard. 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.
10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu uses the standard Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ranking system, its practitioners most commonly train without a gi and belt. 10th Planet offers colored ranked rashguards to help visually denote belt rank.
- Scott, Jamie. "10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu London". 10th Planet London. 10th Planet London. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
- Warneking, Ralf. "German 10th Planet black belt". Ralf Warneking Jiu-Jitsu. 10th Planet Black Belts. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
- Australia, Melbourne. "10th Planet Melbourne". 10th Planet Melbourne. 10th Planet Melbourne. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
- Mastering the Rubber Guard: Jiu-jitsu for Mixed Martial Arts Competition ISBN 0-9777315-9-6
- Mastering the Twister: Jiu-Jitsu for Mixed Martial Arts Competition ISBN 0-9777315-5-3
- Advanced Rubber Guard ISBN 1-936608-90-1
- Bravo, Eddie. "10th Planet Techniques". 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu. 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
- "Ranked Patches". 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
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