Alder Hampel Chosen as Dan Hardy’s Jiu Jitsu Coach vs. George St. Pierre

February 9th, 2010 In MMA, News | 8 Comments

It’s official, I’ll be going out to train with and coach Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy in preparation for his fight with George St. Pierre, March 27th. I have to admit, this maybe the coolest thing that’s ever happened to me. It’s a huge honor to have been asked to help Dan Hardy prepare for, quite possibly, the biggest fight of his career. I’m going to do everything in my power to see that Dan brings the belt back to the states, well, via Nottingham, U.K. at least.

I’ll be returning from teaching seminars two, soon to become 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu affiliates in Africa, just to fly right back out to New Jersey, where Dan is having his training camp. I’ll be out there for the last 3 weeks of his camp, until the fight. So, as you’re watching the fight on your color t.v., look for me in the background saying encouraging words and shaking my fist violently. I might even through up a little 10th Planet gang sign or 2. While I’m out in NJ, I’m going to try and keep a little vblog, to document the experience.

It’s been an amazing 2010 already, I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for me the rest of the year. I’m very thankful for the 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu family, Eddie, and The Burbank Crew. I’ve received so much support from everyone, thanks to everybody for helping out!

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10th Planet Affiliate School: Toronto

October 11th, 2008 In News | 10 Comments

10th Planet is Blowin’ up!

“OpenMat Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is very proud to announce that we are now the home of 10th Planet Toronto!

For those who don’t know, 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu is the highly effective BJJ & MMA system developed by Jean Jacques Machado Black Belt, Eddie Bravo. Known world-wide as one of the most innovative, passionate and systematic BJJ instructors, Eddie’s game is slowly changing the face of MMA. He first became famous for using his unique strategies to submit Royler Gracie in ADCC 2003. Today they have evolved into a powerful and imposing strategy for dominating in BJJ & MMA.

We had Eddie in town this past Saturday for a four-hour advanced BJJ seminar, attended by some of the most talented and skilled practitioners in the province. After a thorough, educational and fun seminar, Eddie announced our new affiliation.

This is an amazing opportunity for OpenMat students and all Toronto-area Jiu-Jitsu practitioners to learn some of today’s most innovative and effective Jiu-Jitsu!

10th Planet Classes will run at OpenMat BJJ & MMA on Mondays from 8:00-9:00, and Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30, both followed by a half-hour open mat. We will also be holding mixed OpenMat Beginner’s BJJ/10th Planet JJ classes Saturdays from 2:00-3:00, followed by an hour-long open mat. 10th Planet classes are open to students with a minimum of four months of experience.

OpenMat is located at 8 Park Road, Level “T” – one block East of Yonge and Bloor, just North of Bloor. For more information, email or call 416 710-8271.

See you on the mat!