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, Folk Wrestling, Catch Wrestling|
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 not use a gi. 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.
After earning a black belt under Jean-Jacques Machado, Eddie Bravo focused his jiu-jitsu on training without the gi, partially because of the applications to mixed martial arts. The system focuses on unorthodox custom-named positions such as the Rubber guard, Twister Side Control, Monkey Mount (Gangsta Lean) and the half-guard position known as the "Lockdown". The main premise behind the 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu system is that the art should keep evolving, finding new ways to attack and counter.
In addition to the original 10th Planet Headquarters in Los Angeles there are over 70 locations 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 UK, South Africa, Sweden and even as far as Melbourne, Australia and Seoul, Korea.
Eddie Bravo also airs an hour to two hour online series every month on his website.
Although 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu utilizes the standard Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ranking system, its practitioners most commonly train without a gi and belt. As such, 10th Planet offers colored patches that can be affixed to no-gi training attire to help visually denote belt rank.
- 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
- Kesting, Stephan. "Edgy Brah" Rubber Guard "The Meathook"'". Grapplearts. Retrieved 28 March 2011.
- "Ranked Patches". 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
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