10th Planet ADCC West Coast Trials 2009

Big shouts out to everybody that competed or came out to support this past weekend at the ADCC 2009 west coast trials. There were tons of us out representing that day. Riverside, Burbank, Hollywood HQ, all our friends and families came out to root us on as we competed. I was proud to be a part of such an amazing group of people. There was a real sense of comradery between us. Everybody it put it on the line and gave everything they had during the competition. After months of training, injuries, dieting, weight cutting etc it all came down to this day. In the end, win or lose, it’s my belief that we did a fantastic job coming together as a team. My hat is off to everyone, big props all around!

For me, this was an especially important event. This was my first ever, real competition. Thank you to my coaches, Eddie Bravo, Brent Littell, Shigeki Matsuda, Edwin Co, Scott Epstein, Jason Juatco (sorry if I forgot anybody). Thank You to all my training partners in Hollywood and Burbank that helped me get ready for the event. Win or lose, it was all about stepping outside of my comfort zone to challenge myself and test my skills. I learned so much this time around and look forward to competing again in the very near future.

10th Planet, all day!!!

21 Responses to “10th Planet ADCC West Coast Trials 2009”

  1. Chris Herzog says:

    All Day!

    Now wheres my smoothie!

  2. Ian says:

    All day!

    Now where are my groupies?


  3. daniel says:

    Any results to report.

  4. Jason says:

    results? Alder got gold. and got it with a twister. no big deal. lol

  5. Dave says:

    It cannot be overstated that Alder went into his first competition (where most people freak the fuck out) and Twister’ed some fool in the advanced division. HE TOLD YOU HE WAS HARDCORE!


  6. Bradley says:

    Nice :)

  7. Matt Hurpees says:

    Please post a video since i was in the backroom drilling with Mookie (and getting kneed in the face) and i missed the twister action.

  8. brent says:


  9. CONGRATS!!!! My boys and I will be attending the ADCC East Coast Trials june 13th!!!

  10. Kim says:

    videos coming soon we hope- Alder rules! We all had such a great time and it was so nice to have so many students come support us. It was the most fun I have had at a competition, thanks guys.
    Also let’s not forget-
    Steve, Dustin, Sean, John, Edwin, Nate and myself all competed (Edwin got Gold, I got Silver and I think maybe Steve and Dustin placed too) and thanks to Mr. Orange for coaching me:)

  11. josh says:

    for sure you will be his first black belt.

    you inspire me to get off my fat ass and train.

  12. Regiyah says:

    ^ For sure! Coach Alder for black belt!!!

  13. Tim Blanchard says:

    good job!

  14. Some Guy says:

    Was Denny competing? How did he do?

  15. brent says:

    denny did not compete

  16. Scott says:

    Congrats Alder! What weight class are you competing in?

  17. Jesus Christ says:

    You better win the East Coast, Quick!

    And WTF, I thought Denny was going to compete. What happened?

  18. Alder Hampel says:

    Thanks gang! Hopefully vids are on the way. There were at least 3 cameras on the match that I know of.

    No way will I be the first black belt… unless of course everybody else dies in a horrible alien invasion and some how I’m the only 10th planet member to survive (probably due to me siding with the attackers) ;)

  19. Erik Wahlberg says:

    FUCKING AWESOME. Congrats, coach!

  20. MomoChibi says:

    I’m after Brent…….

  21. Alder Hampel says:

    The vid is up on my facebook right now. As soon as I get and embedded link, I’ll post it here on the watch.