10th Planet Jiu-jitsu is the highly effective Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts fighting system developed by the Jean Jacques Machado Black Belt, Eddie Bravo.
Eddie Bravo (born Edgar Cano, 1970, USA) first began training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 1994. Looking for a way to stay fit while pursuing his music career, he joined his local BJJ Club in LA, run by Jean Jacques Machado. Bringing some of his wrestling moves learnt during high school to the mat, Eddie began to find some success and his passion for the sport developed. Pursuing new ways to improve his basic fundamentals, Eddie began modifying moves and developing new ones to submit his opponents. Growing success in the no-gi tournament scene, Eddie continued to develop his skills and in 2002 he won the Abu Dhabi North American Trials lightweight division, in San Diego, California, earning the Most Technical Fighter of the Night award. He then went onto the 2003 Abu Dhabi Championships in San Paulo, Brazil, where he secured a submission win over legendary Royler Gracie, the first American to ever submit him. It was after this victory that Eddie opened his first 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Academy in LA so that he could develop his unique style of Jiu Jitsu on a full time basis.
Known world-wide as one of the most innovative, passionate, and systematic BJJ instructors, Eddie’s game is slowly changing the face of MMA. What separates 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu from other styles is its innovation and evolution. Some of the moves such as, ‘The Rubber Guard”, the ”Twister” and the “Lock Down”, have taken the Jiu Jitsu community by storm because of their originality and effectiveness. The moves are so different that opponents do not know how to react to them and they leave the practitioner in a unique position to execute them with little to no defense from their opponent. 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu focuses on constant attacks from unorthodox positions. Moreover, the beauty of the system does not stop there: Eddie and his students are constantly inventing new moves and counters to old moves in order to keep the style relevant and functioning. So, where other systems cease to grow, 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu finds itself in a situation where its entire focus is to continue its own growth.
The 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu system is also known for its unusual names for techniques and positions. This feature provides mnemonic devices to help students understand discrete nuances in position, which blend into a comprehensive framework for competition. These names also help coaches, who can use a "secret code" to yell out moves during competition while non-10th Planet opponents remain unaware of the advice.
In 2007, 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu began to expand outside of 10th Planet headquarters run out of legends Gym in Hollywood, California. There are currently satellite schools in: Canada: Toronto Ont, Victoria BC, Vancouver BC & Montreal Que; U.S.: Rochester, NY, Phoenix, AZ, San Francisco & Riverside, CA, and Springfield, MO; Australia: Melbourne, Aus; Peterborough ON, CA. These 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu schools are run by some of Eddie's most dedicated students who are constantly evolving the game and adding to the system. Some of Eddie’s most notable students include: Joe Rogan, Jason Chambers, Shinya Aoki, Dan Hardy and Australia’s own George Sotoropolis.