**Eddie Bravo**Teaching at 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Van Nuys June 10th!

June 4th, 2013 In 10th Planet Van Nuys, News, Seminars | Comments Off

Eddie Bravo at 10th Planet Van Nuys


Eddie Bravo will be gracing the mats of 10th Planet Van Nuys next Monday, June 10th. He is one of the most prolific figures in all of MMA and Jiu Jitsu. He’s not afraid to speak his mind when it comes just about anything. 10th Planet is constantly evolving, and Grandmaster Bravo will be teaching the latest advancements in the system. He is always researching, developing, refining and updating techniques. You don’t want to miss out on any of the new stuff! 

Due to limited amounts of space, this event is only for current 10th Planet Van Nuys team members. However, if you’d like to join our team in time for this event, there’s still time to sign up, and get in on the action. 

We’re having super summer specials right now, so call us!!! (818) 781-JITS (5487). You’ve probably been thinking about signing up for a while now anyways, and these prices won’t last forever. Call and book a free class to see what we’re all about. Best way to see if 10th Planet is for you is to take a test drive. There’s no strings attached, what have you got to lose? I can guarantee you’ll love our program, and our prices, for what you’re getting are out of site. 

Did I mention, we have morning, night, and weekend classes? We  have classes for beginners, seasoned vets, and competitors too. Think you’re too old or too young? Think Jiu Jitsu isn’t for girls? Nonsense, we have classes for everybody!!!

After you come try us out, and you still find you’re not convinced, you can walk away no hard feelings, and no pressure sales. We only want people to join our team who absolutely want to be there. That’s why we have such an amazing vibe at our school. Our instructors and our members all are incredibly passionate about Jiu Jitsu, and it shows!  Stop making up excuses and jump in today! You’re future black belt awaits you.  


Coach Alder

P.S. interested in checking out our website? Go to www.10thPlanetVanNuys.com (sign up for our newsletter!)


UFC Nottingham: Hardy vs. Sadollah today! **10th Planet Van Nuys Backstory! **

September 29th, 2012 In 10th Planet Van Nuys, MMA | Comments Off

Dan Hardy is not new to myself, or 10th Planet Van Nuys. I had the pleasure of being his Jiu Jitsu Coach in his title fight versus Georges St. Pierre. It was at that point, the highlight of my MMA coaching career. Being able to have the honor of being a part of something that big, a title shot against one of the biggest draws in the sport, was indescribable. The coverage was crazy, Dan was doing interview after interview, photo shoots, appearances, and not to mention the camera’s followed up around everywhere. The UFC was doing a 24/7 type reality T.V. show leading up to the fight. The schedule was packed from sun up, to sun down, but when when could fit it in, we did like to get a bit of training in too!

The whole story itself is crazy. We trained all over the place, Matt Serra’s 2 gyms, LA Boxing in New Jersey, Ray Longo’s in Long Island, and Joe Defranco’s just to name a few. We even trained at this decrepit, old wrestling gym where many great NJ amateur champions had wrestled. The place had no heat and it was freezing cold, it was filthy, it was wet, it was falling apart and it made a great photo opportunity! I was miserable, my joints hurt, I was covered in dirt, but it was great material for the camera crew! After that training session, I was pretty confident we’d have a shot at that fight. Training in that place made me feel like we were the underdogs about to fight the Canadian Ivan Drago in GSP. I knew one thing, for better of for worse, GSP wasn’t training like we were!

Unfortunately, that fight didn’t finish how I would have liked it to. Dan ended up losing a 5 round decision to GSP. It did however show that he does not give up. Even when it looked like St. Pierre was going to finish him with a fully extended armbar, or a fully locked in kimura that was completely behind his back, he would not give up. He proved to the world it is not easy to finish him. Many critics didn’t even expect. him to last one round, much less, survive an entire fight and sustain little, to no damage! He did much better than most people expected. He went the distance and gained much respect from fans all over the world.

All personal things aside, Dan Hardy is legitimately one of my favorite fighters on the planet to watch. He exciting, he’s dynamic, and he’s always down to scrap! There’s a reason that even though he had a brief hiccup in his career, losing 4 in a row, that he’s still in the UFC. He proved he belongs in there in his last fight, when he knocked out striking legend, Duane Ludwig. I know tomorrow I’m going to have my tv set to watch Dan take on the always dangerous, Amir Sadollah in Nottingham UK. I have to guess Dan isn’t going to let his fans down when it’s in his home town. NO WAY!

Many of the fighters at 10th Planet Van Nuys look up to Dan and have modeled certain parts of their styles after him. In fact, just last week one of my top fighter, Mike “Lobes” Frausto, used devastating knees to finish his opponent in less than one minute in the first round. The last of which forced the referee to stop the fight because one of the knees that landed, looked like it broke his arm. After the blow was delivered, his opponent dropped his hand and started holding his arm in pain. The ref waived off the fight from there, declaring the fight a TKO. I know Dan would be proud!

If you’re interested in fighting, competing, or just learning martial arts give us a hollar. We cater to guys, like Dan Hardy, who are looking to become the next UFC champion. We also cater to the everyman who just loves to the sport, and wants to get a good work out. You don’t have to have aspirations of fighting or competing to train with us, we welcome all people at every level of experience. We have classes that fit all kinds of schedules. We’ll even give you a free private lesson, consultation, and tour! Stop having the internal debate in you head about it, and give us a call. You know you want to! (818) 925-JITS (5487)

Coach Alder Hampel


The Best Rear Nake Choke (rnc) Finish Ever: 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Van Nuys

August 25th, 2012 In Techniques | Comments Off

Give us a shot, the worst thing that could happen is you get addicted to jiu jitsu!

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

August 23rd, 2012 In MMA | Comments Off

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!

Aldo Parenti Talks About Why He Loves 10th Planet Van Nuys

December 6th, 2011 In Interviews, News | Comments Off

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10th Planet Watches PayPal Donate Button!

December 20th, 2010 In News | Comments Off

We’ve added a donate button to 10th Planet Watch. If you like what you read here, and would like to donate some money to support the cause, you now can. We provide a free service here at the site, but unfortunately, even free things cost us money. All contributions no matter how small are greatly appreciated. Thank you to all of our readers, we love you!

-The 10th Planet Watch/10th Planet Van Nuys Staff

Eddie Bravo Teaching At 10th Planet Burbank For The Month Of June!

June 6th, 2009 In News | 7 Comments


10th Planet Burbank – Competition Training Part 2

June 6th, 2009 In Sparing | 3 Comments

Eddie Bravo Teaching At 10th Planet Burbank 4-23-09!!!

April 20th, 2009 In News, Seminars | 2 Comments

**Special 4-20 announcement!**

Grandmaster Eddie Bravo will be teaching class at 10th Planet Burbank this Thursday, April 23rd. Class is open to all currently enrolled students of the Burbank chapter. If you haven’t signed up for classes yet, and have been waiting for that extra added reason, this is the time! So, come down, sign up, get a free Eddie Bravo seminar, and start enjoying the classes of the Jiu Jitsu system that keeps on giving. Class time starts at 8:30 pm.

I know what everybody is thinking, “Why isn’t Alder teaching that day?”

I just felt it was time to give the new guy a shot. I teach there everyday, I figured I could share 1 day. I like to give back. Who knows, one day this Eddie Bravo character might go on to do great things in the Jiu Jitsu world. That way, I can say I gave him his first shot. 

Blue Dragon/10th Planet Burbank
4130 Burbank Blvd
Burbank, CA 91505