10TH PLANET JIU JITSU
Our Jiu Jitsu classes are broken down into different age groups in order to accommodate all ages. Check out our schedule for more information on class times and availability.
Tiny Twisters: Ages 4-7yrs old
Mat Monsters: Ages 8-10yrs old
Jr Grapplers: Ages 11-13yrs old
WHAT IS 10TH PLANET JIU JITSU ?
Our academy offers the unique No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu system created by one of Jiu-Jitsu’s greatest innovators Master Eddie Bravo. 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu was created by Eddie Bravo under the tutelage of the legendary Jean Jacques Machado. It is a unique style of No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu which was made to work both inside the cage and on the sporting mats. The intentionality behind the creation was to have an unorthodox style which could keep an opponent under constant control and in the threat of danger. The system was put to the test in Abu Dhabi 2003, and it succeeded masterfully by facilitating Eddie Bravo’s victory over long time reigning champion Royler Gracie.
And then once again during Metamoris 3 in 2014, when Eddie had his long awaited rematch with Royler, he once again proved to the world the effectiveness of 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu techniques.
What separates 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu from other styles is its innovation and evolution. Some of the moves, like 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 mentioned here are so different that opponents do not know how to react to them and they leave the practitioner in a unique position to execute with little to no defense from their opponent. 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 finds itself in a situation where its entire focus is to continue its own growth.
10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu is the Jeet Kune Do of all No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu in the idea that the system uses “No Way as Way, and No Limitation as Limitation” and is in a constant evolving state pulling techniques and ideas from the world’s foremost grappling arts and styles and champions and instructors.
TINY TWISTERS & MAT MONSTERS
The Tiny Twisters (ages 4-7) program was developed to introduce the young children to BJJ with the Gi (uniform); whereas the Mat Monsters (ages 8-10) program was designed to bridge the gap by adding in NoGi (without the uniform). Throughout these programs and the child’s development, the integration of various BJJ takedowns, controls and positions, paths, and submissions will be incorporated into their sessions to aid in the transition from Tiny Twisters, to Mat Monsters, to Jr Grapplers, and eventually Adult/Teen classes.
The Jr Grapplers (ages 11-13) program offers older kids the opportunity to start training up to 5 days a week in order to progress through the youth ranks. This program will introduce the children to the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, an art primarily focused on defense from the ground. Throughout the program and the child’s development, more advanced techniques will be incorporated into their sessions to aid in the transition to the Adult Jiu Jitsu Programs (ages 14 & up).
The Jr Grapplers have the opportunity to attend up to 5 classes a week with the addition of our Jiu Jitsu 101 classes at 530pm Mon-Thu and at 10am on Sat...see below for more details.
TEENS & ADULTS
Teen and adult classes are broken down into a few different classes with different purposes.
Jiu Jitsu 101 - This is our introduction to BJJ, where you will walk through a variety of techniques in a 4 month rotation. Meaning what you may have missed when you sign up will come back again. These classes consist of 4 sections: Warm-ups, Body Mobility Drills, Self Defense, and BJJ Paths (similar to a Karate form). This class is open to Jr Grapplers and older.
All Levels Jiu Jitsu - When you feel comfortable with the techniques, you'll be able to participate in this class. A bit high speed, but designed to covering more complex positions and transitions; to include leg lock submissions and escapes. Don't miss this class!
Open Mat - Come in and have some fun rolling or sparring with your training partners. Open mats have no agenda or techniques, just a chance to roll and learn. Instructors and senior students are on hand to drill or answer any questions you may have.