10th Planet Van Nuys: Yolo Yumi Matsumoto wins a dominant unanimous decision in her MMA debut! #10thplanetwatch #uofmma

March 3rd, 2013 In 10th Planet Van Nuys | Comments Off

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@yumiliator with the obligatory hand wrap shot. She’s making her MMA debut today #uofmma #10thplanetwatch #10thplanet #mma

March 3rd, 2013 In 10th Planet Van Nuys | Comments Off

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Van Nuys rash guards and shorts are in! There’s a limited amounts, they’ll be gone quick! #bjj #mma #jiujitsu #10thplanet #10thplanetwatch

February 26th, 2013 In 10th Planet Van Nuys | Comments Off

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Duane “Bang” Ludwig, Eddie Bravo and me. Tune into the podcast. www.eddiebravoradio.com #podcast #eddiebravo #duaneludwig #10thplanet #10thplanetwatch

February 24th, 2013 In 10th Planet Van Nuys | Comments Off

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See you guys at the new space!!! #teamalder #10thplanet #10thplanetjiujitsu #jiujitsu #vannuys #losangeles #818 #valley #eddiebravo #ufc #mma #wrestling #rubberguard #twister #bjj #10thplanetwatch.com

February 24th, 2013 In 10th Planet Van Nuys | Comments Off

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Classes will start Monday, Feb 25th! Grand opening celebration march 1st. 16760 Stagg st Suite 218 Van Nuys, CA 91406 #teamalder #10thplanet #10thplanetjiujitsu #jiujitsu #vannuys #losangeles #818 #valley #eddiebravo #ufc #mma #wrestling #rubberguard #twister #bjj #10thplanetwatch.com @garciamma @gcalventooo @frayedknizzle @mikefrausto @alanjouban @alex4sakensoul @davestachewell @milton94 @bhimer @mrbradfordonline @xavier_blacke @dandboypena @d_sioni @davidhah @drew_ryan @dustondo @scottiemc2 @reu_fio @xferminatorx @team_fatcrap @tips1080 @jamesrdlt @jaytan716 @renato_laranja @sven_man @themachinehgw @yumiliator

February 21st, 2013 In 10th Planet Van Nuys | Comments Off

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Our official grand opening party March 1st. #teamalder #10thplanet #10thplanetjiujitsu #jiujitsu #vannuys #losangeles #818 #valley #eddiebravo #ufc #mma #wrestling #rubberguard #twister #bjj #10thplanetwatch.com

February 18th, 2013 In 10th Planet Van Nuys | Comments Off

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10th Planet Van Nuys @ the 2-17-13 Tapout Tournament. #submissiononly #jiujitsu #tounament #10thplanet #10thplanetwatch

February 17th, 2013 In 10th Planet Van Nuys | Comments Off

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Tired of having your training interrupted by mat cooties?!?/infectin’ your gym like the internet’s infected with damn foodies/Freshest mat cleaner on the planet, it’s known only as #kenclean / wack MC’s are known as Fabuloso, Lysol and Simple Green/ it’s top shelf, the primo stuff, thats right, the blue label/ we gotta death grip on this game, untouchable like Dan Gable. ***drops the mop, and exits the gym*** #phatflowz #hot16 #freestyle #rapsong #10thplanet #10thplanetwatch www.10thplanetvannuys.com

February 16th, 2013 In 10th Planet Van Nuys | Comments Off

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10th Planet Van Nuys is Moving Locations!!!

February 2nd, 2013 In 10th Planet Van Nuys, MMA, News | Comments Off

10th Planet Van Nuys is getting its own, new location! We’ll be moving into the new place march 1st. We will be adding new programs, more classes and focusing more on MMA. I’m looking forward to new opportunities and to creating the best team I can.


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BJJ Kumite Star, Sean Roberts, Teaches At 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Van Nuys

January 17th, 2013 In 10th Planet Van Nuys, Podcast, Uncategorized | Comments Off

We had the absolute pleasure of having Sean Roberts, one of the stars of the BJJ Kumite, come by 10th Planet Van Nuys and teach our morning class. He showed some great details on the knee slicer pass, on the Americana, and some new details on the Samurai back-take. He rolled with all takers afterwards! If you’re not familiar with him, he’s one of the Rising stars coming in Jiu Jitsu out of Ralph Gracie’s Academy in Northern California. He’s also infamous for his submission victory over current UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson, check it out.



StrikeForce Finale Chalk of Submission Wins tonight!

January 12th, 2013 In MMA | Comments Off

Josh Barnett def. Nandor Gueimino by head and arm choke. Barnett after being sick with the flu, wasted no time in taking his opponent down. After mounting his opponent and forcing him into opening up, Barnett was given a free head and arm choke. Seeing the opportunity, he forced Nandor into submission round 1

Gerard Mousassi def. Mike Kyle by RNC round 1after setting up a beautiful take down with his strikes. Gerard took his opponents back and slapped on the rear naked choke.

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza def. Ed Herman by key lock round 1. Jacare looked amazing on his feat, with his takedowns, and lets be honest, he’s pretty much always good on the ground. After landing some big strikes on the feet, he took Herman to the ground with a big double leg. From there it was pretty much over as Souza locked in the figure four and finished him with the kimura.

Tim Kennedy def Trevor Smith by way of guillotine choke.

Roger Gracie def. Anthony Smith 2nd round 3:16 arm triangle choke)

Here’s the entire results of the card:

Tarec Saffiedine def Nate Marquardt (c) 5 5:00 Decision (unanimous)
Daniel Cormier def Dion Staring 2 4:02 TKO (punches)
Josh Barnett def Nandor Guelmino 1 2:11 Submission (arm triangle choke)
Gegard Mousasi def Mike Kyle 1 4:09 Submission (rear naked choke)
Ronaldo Souza def Ed Herman 1 4:38 Submission (kimura)
Ryan Couture def K.J. Noons 3 rd 5:00 Decision (split) 29-28, 27-30, 29-28
Tim Kennedy def Trevor Smith 3 rd 1:36 Submission (guillotine choke)
Pat Healy def Kurt Holobaugh Decision (unanimous)29-28, 30-27, 30-27
Roger Gracie def Anthony Smith 2 rd 3:16 Submission (arm triangle choke)
Adriano Martins def. Jorge Gurgel 3 rd Decision (unanimous) 30-27, 29-28, 29-28
Estevan Payan def. Michael Bravo 2 rd 4:01 TKO (punches)

Want to learn submissions like the ones performed on tonight’s event? Give us a call at 10th Planet, 818 469-1568 or check out the website www.10thplanetvannuys.com. Feel free to come in and try a free class!

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Van Nuys: Deep Half Guard Sweep

January 10th, 2013 In Techniques | Comments Off

Here’s me Coach Alder, showing my absolute favorite sweep in the world, the Homer Simpson from deep half guard. Jeff Glover originally showed me this back in the day at the original Legends MMA on La Brea in Hollywood, CA. Several years later, I’m still sweeping everybody I can with it. Thank you Mr. Glover for creating a monster!

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10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Van Nuys: The Ham Sandwich Sweep and Submission

January 8th, 2013 In 10th Planet Van Nuys | Comments Off

This move is awesome! It’s very difficult for you opponent to see it coming. When you get it locked in, it’s almost impossible to scramble out. If you opponent does happen to get out, you can transition to a heel hook, or sometimes even a figure four leg lock!

10th Planet Van Nuys Jan ’13 Curriculum: Arm Drag to Rear Naked Choke (RNC)

January 8th, 2013 In Techniques, Uncategorized | Comments Off

The arm drag is a versitile move, both on the ground and from standing. It can be used to set up finishes, or set up takedowns. Ever since learning it after Marcello Garcia crushed everybody with it, it has been a staple of my game. Below is one of my favorite ways to get the RNC.

I don’t talke too much about it in this article, but hand fighting is a huge part of getting the armdrag. Without winner the hand fight, it’ll be very difficult to be able to just grab the arm straight forward. Now days, the set up to the armdrag is just as important as the armdrag itself.

If you’re in the area, and you’re looking to train with us, give us a call today (818) 925-JITS (5487)