This Week In BJJ – Episode 9 Part 2 Eddie Bravo and Shawn Williams

August 26th, 2012

10th Planet Van Nuys: High Crotch Take Down

August 25th, 2012

Here’s a quick and simple way to use the high crotch take down to get the fight to the ground. Many of my fighters and students have had success with this. Enjoy!

Mike Frausto Training Highlight Reel for his August 30th fight at the AFC!

August 23rd, 2012

Jiu Jitsu and MMA stud, Mike Frausto has a fight coming up at the Amir Fighting Championships August 30th, 2012. He’s been training at his home gym, 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Van Nuys as well as at Defiant Muay Thai. Tickets are on sale now! Support your local Fighter!

10th Planet’s Eric “Compella” Cruz Fight’s In The First Ever Sanctioned, Combat Jiu Jitsu Match

June 16th, 2012

I had the awesome privilege of cornering the first ever Combat Jiu Jitsu match held at Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles. This may be the next thing that ties Jiu Jitsu into MMA. Maybe one day we’ll see big names in jiu jitsu use this as a stepping stone into getting into full blown mma.

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu’s Michael “Tipz” Venturella – from 300lb Gamer to MMA fighter

June 16th, 2012

Congratulations to Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy on his KO victory over Duane “Bang” Ludwig at UFC 146!

May 26th, 2012

After going 0-4 in his last 4 UFC appearances, Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy picks up a victory in devastating fashion. After a seesaw battle for the first 3 minutes of the first round, Hardy lands his signature finishing move, the big left hook, that sent Duane “Bang” Ludwig, crashing to the canvas. After raising his hands in victory, The Outlaw, pounced on a rattled Ludwig, and finished him off with ground and pound. After some very disappointing outcomes in the past couple of years, his puts Dan back on track. The 10th Planet family salutes our British friend, Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy!

10th Planet Van Nuys Has a New MMA Champion!

May 21st, 2012

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Van Nuys sees it’s first MMA champion! Congtatulations to “Gorgeous” Georgie Garcia as he becomes the first ever, U of MMA, 145lbs champion. His victory was heralded by the promoters as, “the most exciting match the promotion has ever had in it’s history.” This was also the first time in the history of the sport, an MMA show had been held at the Nokia Theater, at L.A. Live, in downtown Los Angeles. The even was running side by side with the Kings and the Clippers playoff games. The atmosphere down there was electric.

The battle between Georgie, and his opponent, Chris Bonilla, was an epic back and forth battle. Bonilla came out strong, and went right after the 10th Planet Van Nuys and Saekson’s Muay Thai product. Bonilla, had no fear of the undefeated fighter. After some great exchanges on the feet, Georgie used his San Fernando wrestling pedigree to take his opponent to the mat. Bonilla, showed he had dangerous jiu jitsu off of his back, and was able to lock in, what might be a game ending triangle. It looked like Georgies perfect record, along with his aspirations for the title, were in jeopardy. Fighting through the fact that all the blood was being blocked from flowing to his brain, Georgie was able to find a way out. Just when it looked like he was out, Bonilla transitioned masterfully to an armbar. Georgies arm was stretched out completely straight, and again it looked like he could be finished. HIs mental fortitude and never say die attitude kicked in and he ripped his arm out of the submission. At this point, his opponent looked gassed. Going for the submission took everything he had. This was the turning point in the fight, although Bonilla would never quit, and would continue to come on strong, Georgie was just too much for him. Both fighters scrambled back to their feet where towards the end the round, where Georgie, feeding off the energy of the crowd, would grab a head and arm throw, and toss his adversary’s feet high into the sky. The round ended with Bonilla landing on his head upside down pinned against the cage with Garcia ground and pounding from a schoolyard headlock position. This was much to the delight of the huge crowd that had come out to see these men do battle in the main event.

At one point in the fight Georgie faked the shot, and came over the top with a monstrous overhand right that sent his opponent crashing to the canvas. He swarmed the dazed competitor, throwing brutal shots from the guard on the ground. Respecting Bonilla’s excellent ground game, Georgie was a bit tentative in going all out and trying to finish the fight. Bonilla, was able to recover from onslaught, mount a comeback, and would lock in what could be a game ending kimura. Yet again, Georgie was able to scramble out of it and land a WWE inspired double leg take down that dazzled the crowd. Georgie seemed to have an answer for everything Bonilla threw at him. George landed take down, after take down, and combination after combination, he controlled the ring like a true general. At the end of the fight it was clear to most people who one the fight, including “Big” John McCarthy and the other 2 judges, who in the end, had it scored for unanimously for the New 145lbs champ, “Gorgeous” Georgie Garcia!

In other notable fights on the card, 10th Planet Van Nuys’s Mike “Lobes” Frausto and Mike “Tipz” Venturella both were on the card and had exciting fights. Both fighters have made huge adjustments and improvements to their respective games. Both look fight and compete again soon. I’m extremely proud of those two, they’ve come a long way and constantly surprise me with how good they’ve become. Also on the card,10th Planet’s heavy weight freight train, Amir Allam fought to a draw, showing his durability, outstanding wrestling and superior ground skills. Erik “Compella” Cruz fought and won the inaugural Combat Jiu Jitsu fight by RNC with one second left in the first round. Combat Jiu Jitsu is Eddie Bravo’s brainchild which sees Jiu Jitsu with ground and pound. It has recently been sanctioned by CAMO in California, and this was the first one we’ve seen on a show. The idea seems to be to lure Jiu Jitsu players into MMA without having to learn striking ri ght off the bat, allowing MMA training wheels to be applied to their game.

Thanks again for reading our newsletter! If you’d like to come down to try out classes, please go to our website Thank you for your continued support, and we’ll see you on the mats.

10th Planet Van Nuys’ Danny “D boy” Pena Wins @ Normandie Casino!

January 14th, 2012

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Van Nuys‘ standout Danny Pena wins tonight @ Normandie Casino in dominant fashion! Scoring a unanimous decision victory Pena, an outstanding wrestler, took down and pounded is opponent round after round stealing the judges score cards. Although Danny is also a very technical boxer and not afraid to stay in the pocket and duke it out, he was able to dictate where the fight went, letting his skills shine. “D boy” is definitely an up and coming prospect in MMA who looks forward to making his pro debut this year and destroying all in his weight class!
We commend you Danny! Great job!

greatest submissions in mma – volume two

January 4th, 2012

Thor “TNT” Skancke “likes” 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Van Nuys

January 2nd, 2012

Pro MMA fighter Thor “TNT” Skancke uses his words to metaphorically press the “like” bottom, on the group, 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Van Nuys. Look for Thor’s upcoming wrestling for bjj and mma clinic, January 14th, at 10th Planet Van Nuys. For more info, click here.

Look for Thor, in a cage or ring, on TV and ppv, in a town near u!

The Korean Zombie Wins Submission of the Year with, 10th Planet Signature Move, the Twister!!!

December 30th, 2011

It took maneuver never before seen at the highest level of mixed martial arts to snatch accolades for 2011′s top submission. Mere hours after Richard Hale locked up a flashy and rare inverted triangle in Bellator Fighting Championships on March 26, Chan Sung “Korean Zombie” Jung one-upped him in the Ultimate Fighting Championship by wrapping up fellow featherweight Leonard Garcia with a move called the twister in mixed martial arts and jiu-jitsu. The spine-wrenching hold forces the target’s neck one way with the hands and arms while using the legs to move his lower body in the other direction to sharply torque the torso.

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Congrats to Michelle @ Tri-Costa as well!

Awesome Video! Best Submissions in MMA

December 24th, 2011

Eddie Bravo “MASTERING THE SYSTEM” episode 26 (Renato Laranja calls out Chael Sonnen)

December 21st, 2011

Quincy Davis Talks About 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu and Van Nuys MMA

December 21st, 2011

He’s been compared to the light weight Jon Jones, he’s Quincy Davis. Listen as he gives his reasons for training with Coach Alder, and the guys down at 10th Planet Van Nuys.

10th Planet Van Nuys Danny “D-Boy” Peña Testimonial

December 20th, 2011

One of Coach Alder’s Homegrown talents, Danny Peña, comes in and talks about why training at 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Van Nuys.