Meat Hook to Triangle

July 31st, 2008 In Techniques | Comments Off

10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu: The David Lo Pan

July 30th, 2008 In Techniques | 2 Comments

“This is a from guard variation of the Peruvian D’Arce (itself A Peruvian Necktie Variation using the vice grip) that I have been developing. I was having a lot of success with the Peruvian D’Arce, so I decided to see if it would work from guard. So far, so good.” – David “Lo Pan” Callaham

EDIT: The music is, naturally, “Pork Chop Express,” from the BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA SOUNDTRACK. Written and performed by John Carpenter himself.

I haven’t hung out with David much, but after watching this video, I probably should. The Big Trouble In Little China references had me falling out laughing. These set ups are really slick.

Jason “Hollywood” Chambers Returns To Fighting Sept. 20th, 2008!!

July 29th, 2008 In News | 3 Comments

The TOTAL FIGHT CHALLENGE welcomes back Jason Human Weapon Chambers to our card for Saturday September 20th at the Hammond Civic Center which is located just 25 mins from Downtown Chicago. This is Chambers first MMA fight since his hit TV show “The Human Weapon”. Chambers will take on the tough up and coming “Dan New” who just won a tough fight against a very skilled striker, Steve Styx. We look forward to welcoming Chambers back to the Chicagoland area.

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Coach Alder Presents: The Ham Sandwich

July 29th, 2008 In Techniques | 13 Comments

I had the pleasure of teaching class tonight at the 10th Planet Headquarters at the Legends Gym in Hollywood. I showed the class one of my money sweeps, The Ham Sandwich. It’s a combo sweep/submission when your opponent posts one or both of their legs up. You can hit it from several different positions. It works well from the stomp, the cocoon, open guard, butterfly guard with one under hook, 93 guard. I’ve even seen Conor Heun do a flying Ham Sandwich.

This Technique came from Legendary Jiu Jitsu master, Ricardo Liborio of American Top Team. He taught it to Eddie Bravo and Jason Chambers in Japan when Jason was fighting out there.

***This technique was not taught to Jason Chambers and Eddie Bravo by Ricardo LIborio of American Top Team. It is actually a Jason Chambers Variation. I stand corrected.

Sorry Jason ; )

Intro song: Alder f/ Karl Cutta MC – “Bring That Back”
Outro Song: Origin & Armanni Reign – “Cold (White Christmas)”

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu in film

July 28th, 2008 In Comedy | 5 Comments

I’ve gotten a lot of flack from hollywood types about our style of Jiu Jitsu. They say it’s not flashy enough, it’ll never work on the big screen. All I have to say to the haters is, have you seen this fight? This is the best example I could find of how 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu translates into film. I know when the time comes, Jorge Lucas will be phoning me to do the fight choreography for his next million dollar movie. Watch out “Red Belt”, be on your guard “Never Back Down,” we’re comin’.

Peruvian Neckties

July 28th, 2008 In MMA, Techniques | 1 Comment

Here’s Brandon’s variation on the Peruvian Necktie. I like how he secures the ankle and can hold on even when the opponent tries to roll out.

Here’s and example of the peruvian necktie in action from the recent UFN CB Dollaway vs Jesse Taylor

Half Guard: Dogfight: Powder Keg

July 27th, 2008 In Techniques | 2 Comments

The Powder Kegs is what puts the art in martial arts. It’s is like doing flares if you’re a bboy. Jacare did this in ADCC 2005 in one of his matches. If you have Eddie Bravo’s “Mastering The Rubber Guard,” it’s shown on page 84.

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu: Mount to Carni

July 26th, 2008 In Comedy, Sparing, Techniques | 5 Comments

Brent CUO began his jiu jitsu career with Ricardo “Rey” Diogo, a Carlson Gracie Black belt and team member. After three years of training with Rey and following a promotion to blue belt, Brent decided to shed the gi and started his training with Eddie “The Twister” Bravo. Under Eddie’s tutelage, Brent was promoted to purple belt and began teaching private lessons to beginners at tenth planet. During the following two years, Brent continued to work at tenth planet, and in September of 2006, he became a brown belt, receiving his belt from Eddie Bravo himself. Today, Brent still coaches for tenth planet at Legends Gym in Hollywood and hopes to get his black belt soon.

As far as teaching is concerned, Brent has experience far beyond the gym and the mats, experience that he believes allows him to convey jiu jitsu technique at the highest level. In addition to having an undergraduate degree in religion, Brent also has a Masters degree in Applied Psychology. He has worked as a school teacher to special needs children and, today, works as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Through working in both of these fields, Brent believes that he has a unique understanding how to package information in an easily digestible manner, helping every beginner become proficient in brazilian jiu jitsu at an accelerated pace.

If you would like to contact Brent for private lessons, you can reach him at checkuroil (at) His specialties include the half guard, rubber guard, and the d’arce (brabo) choke.

Here’s my first original video, I just taught myself how to edit. The better I get, the worse these videos are going to get. I’m going to use the “Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job” format. It’s going to be bad acting, awful music, terrible editing and when I figure out how, bad fx. Just think the Whiskey Skate videos mashed up with the Invisible Skratch Piklz and a little Public access thrown in, but for Jiu Jitsu.

10th Planet DFW: Chevy: Back to Truck/Twister

July 25th, 2008 In Techniques | Comments Off

You see this come up all the time in MMA where somebody will get the back, and can’t finish due to the opponent holding on to the gloves. Brandon Show’s a slick way to go from the back to The Twister.

Underpass to Darce

July 24th, 2008 In Techniques | Comments Off

We call this pass, “The Underpass” IMO, tomato/tomatoe I suppose.

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Fight!

July 24th, 2008 In Comedy | 2 Comments

Don’t mess with the sensei Eddie Bravo. His Southern 5 animal style is strong, as proven in the video.

Basic Arm Bar from Mount

July 23rd, 2008 In Techniques | 2 Comments

10th Planet DFW: Twister Side: Executioner

July 22nd, 2008 In Techniques | Comments Off

Brandon Quick demonstrates one of Scott “Einstein” Epstein’s money moves, “The Epste-cutioner”. It’s a great alternative if your opponent keeps his hands tightly in the t-rex position or doesn’t tap to a north/south choke.

Shinya Aoki vs. Joachim Hansen Dream finals

July 21st, 2008 In MMA | Comments Off

Shinya hits the Karo pass at 2:14 of the Video. Later he uses the rubber guard, clears the hand to the mat, but then clears the neck in a funky way which leads to Hansen popping out. I won’t spoil the end of the fight.

Shinya Aoki vs. Caol Uno: Dream Quarter Finals

July 21st, 2008 In Uncategorized | Comments Off

Aoki is a submission wiz! He uses rubber guard and gets to the New York Position before time runs out at the end of the second round. It’s at 16:25 of the vid.