Denny Prokopos is the first 10th Planet Black Belt

Denny won first place at Jiu Jitsu No Gi nationals at brown belt Featherweight 149lbs this past weekend. He won my first match by advantage and the second by injury default, the guy didn’t want to fight me. This is Denny’s Third Major title and was awarded the most prestigious award possible, the first official 10th Planet Black Belt.


39 responses to “Denny Prokopos is the first 10th Planet Black Belt”

  1. Bradley says:

    Nice Job Denny, You Deserve it!

  2. Ian says:

    Wow! I am stoke for 300! Let me the first 1othpwatcheer to say props/congrats!!

  3. Ian says:

    Ok. brad beat me. Let me be the second! :0)

  4. Bradley says:

    Sorry about that 🙂

  5. RW Pegau says:

    Great Job to you Denny. I have heard so many great things about you, it is awesome to see you get rewarded. You deserve it and i wish you the best. looking forward to your seminar in montana.


  6. Regiyah says:

    WOW! Congrats!!!!

  7. MT Shawn says:

    Hey RW Pegau,
    I’ll see you at the seminar, where you coming from?

  8. RW Pegau says:

    Spokane Wa. aout 6 hours away.

  9. Hi says:

    FIRST 10th PLANET BLACK BELT! Congrats, Denny. This is a historic day!!!!!!

  10. Jason E. says:

    Great job Denny!

  11. Erik Wahlberg says:

    Denny is truly a fantastic competitor, technician, and teacher. Congrats, bro. This is HUGE!


  12. Richard says:

    Congrats, very well deserved. Congrats, Denny. Perhaps this will open the door to a few more black belt promos – Bollinger, Epstein, CUO, Alder, Shigeki, Regiyah …. who’s next?

  13. K dog says:

    Yea Denny! Mad props! See you in class. 10th Planet SF!!!

  14. Eli says:

    Did I not say he would be the first 10th planet black belt during the whole B-quick controversy? Well deserved congrats to 300.

  15. Regiyah says:

    LOL dick.

  16. drog says:

    Congratulations Denny!!!

  17. Dave says:

    That guy to his left must have a tab open at

  18. dwight roux says:

    Good stuff Denny, you must be stoked as well. Someone had to be the first.

  19. JayC says:

    ^^ The guy to his left, as in Sean Sherk?

  20. 10th planet says:

    poor epstein $ shigeki….

  21. Dave says:

    Um, I meant camera left.

  22. 9th Planet aka Ur Anus. says:

    Why 10th Planet? I guarantee all the browns are now even more motivated to get their blacks. Now that they know its actually possible. 🙂

  23. daniel says:

    Now Eddie will have time to make the Twister DVD and finish the website.

  24. Regiyah says:

    And also fix the link to 10th Planet JJ San Francisco on his website which actually takes you to DFW.

  25. Hi says:

    Or he’ll probably just smoke more weed!

  26. Philip says:

    AWESOME! From Canada and I had the great fortune to spend three hours training with Denny and his crew (Travis, etc…) Awesome group of guys and Denny is one hell of a great guy! All the best and I hope I can have the chance to train with him again sometime.

  27. Tux says:

    It’s all good for Denny, but I can’t believe that he was the first Black Belt from Eddie!?!? How could he pass up Brent, Alder or Einstein?

    Just my .02

  28. Erik Wahlberg says:

    Someone has to be first, Tux! Sometime (probably soonish) all the senior belts will get their black. For sure.

  29. singer says:

    How could he pass up everyone else? The others are all rad, there’s no question, but who else has won as many major titles? Handing out your first black belt is definitely a bigger deal than handing out your tenth black belt; seems like you’d wait for a really good reason-like someone winning multiple major comps. Still, I agree, several other deserving personalities will probably upgrade soon. Congrats Denny!

  30. Dave says:

    Let’s not forget to also congratulate Steven Moreno, who just doubled his sales of Black 10th Planet shirts overnight.

  31. Jeremy Scholtzky says:

    Haha, he probably does, Dave. There or some place like