3rd degree BJJ black belt and 10th planet Jiu-Jitsu founder Eddie Bravo rarely trains in the Gi nowadays.
10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu is a non-traditional system of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu developed by Eddie Bravo.
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 50 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.
So what separates 10th Planet jiujitsu from Brazilian jiujitsu? The 10th Planet system is more focused towards MMA and no-gi grappling.
Here are 3 main technical aspects that really separate 10th Planet Jiujitsu from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. These differences are debatable as for example the half guard position is a staple of BJJ:
The Rubber Guard
System centered on the half guard.
On this rare occasion, Eddie Bravo demonstrated an original technique against an opponent wearing Gi…
Magnus Hansson, 3rd-degree blackbelt under Duda Suares (Gi) and Eddie Bravo’s 1st European blackbelt shows everything there is to know about the Lockdown in a Gi with new revolutionary details. Modified from its original, the Lotus Lockdown will change the way you approach this powerful half-guard. Let the Lotus Lockdown be your solution!