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.


10th Planet Van Nuys


Joe Rogan and Coach Alder @ Tuff N Uff

July 17th, 2009 In MMA | 14 Comments

10th Planet Burbank: Getting the most out of your dojo *Alder’s 31st B-day Edition*

April 25th, 2009 In News, Techniques | 5 Comments

10th Planet Burbank – #2 Technique of the Week – Getting the most out of your dojo (Alder’s 31st Birthday Edition)

That’s right bitches, technically I’m a year older than I was yesterday. If anybody wants to join me in celebration, I’ll be non-alcoholicly partying on my porch, watching bugs hit the zapper, and complaining about today’s youth. I’m just kidding, actually I’ll be DJing some underground rave party where the location is only revealed when you bring an egg to a liquor store. Well, the part about bringing an egg is from the “euphoria” episode of 90210, but the rest is true. So, if that sounds appealing to you, hollar at your boy.

10th Planet Burbank Blowin’ up! Don’t forget, if you’re in the 818 or surrounding areas, and you like to roll around on the mats with your peers, come to our gym. It’s a good time, you can lose weight, learn to stand up to bullies, learn japanese names for stuff, learn to bow correctly, build confidence, and even learn how to Ultimate Fight!

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

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

Brent and Alder: Homer Simpson

February 18th, 2009 In Techniques | 17 Comments

10th Planet Valen-times Special f/ Alder and Scott Epstein

February 15th, 2009 In Comedy | 9 Comments

Alder and Scott search for the true meaning of Valen-times day. They show how to cook a special Valen-times day cupcake. Watch as they hit the streets for a commentary on life in Hollywood on Valen-times day. You’ll never think of Valen-times day the same!

Coach Alder’s Twist-o-Plata

January 29th, 2009 In Techniques | 16 Comments

Don’t get caught slippin’ leaving your arm dangling when you’re in the Omoplata position. I’m trying to go for the flashiest, pro wrasslin’ looking moves. Try this move out, let me know if it works for you. I’ve only gotten it live on white belts so far.

Coach Alder

Moments In Rubber Guard History

November 15th, 2008 In Theory | 11 Comments

As you know, my name is Alder. I like to fancy myself as an authority on the history of the Rubber Guard. From it’s inception, it’s been Eddies mission to revolutionize the Jiu Jitsu game. Up to this point I feel he’s done a excellent job. Although there are many detractors, I feel the evidence swings on the side of favorability. I feel we’re close to seeing a Rubber Guard victory in the main event of the UFC.

If we look at the facts, it could be the BJ Penn vs. George St. Pierre. Here’s GSP, a man that has been out wrestling wrestlers and dominating his division. Let’s face it, BJ’s takedown defense is sick, but he’ll probably go down eventually. In my opinion it will be GSP’s game plan to take BJ down and try to pound from the top. This lends itself to a RG victory. BJ has the skill set and the flexibility to the THE RG player. I feel it would be in BJ’s best interest to consider this as an serious option in his game plan. If BJ could pull this off, it would be the biggest moment in RG history to date. 

My question is, what are the important RG/10pjj moments so far? Shinya Aoki beating Hansen? Vinny Magalhaes switching to the dark side and using Eddie’s stuff on TUF 8. Or maybe it the publishing of Eddie’s book, “Mastering The Rubber Guard.” At any rate, there’s a ton of key moments, let’s hear some. 


My New Card

November 14th, 2008 In News | 7 Comments

Here’s my new card. I had my good friend Jo-S hook up the graphic design. He’s an art director at a firm that does all the DVD covers and Movie posters. I thought that it was pretty special. What do you guys think?

Here’s the deal… You pay me money, I teach you 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu. Seems like a fair trade to me right? I know what I’m doing, I have experience, I’m talented and I’m fun to hang out with.

Darce Choke To Reverse Arm Triangle

November 7th, 2008 In Techniques | Comments Off


4saken TV Presents: 100% Part 2 with Erwann and Alder

October 28th, 2008 In Techniques | 8 Comments

Erwann takes us on a magical journey to the enchanted world of the 100% from half guard.

Puppet Master Part 3 and 4

October 21st, 2008 In 10th planet police, Techniques | 14 Comments

Here’s part 3 and 4 of the Pupper Master Advanced Guard series from Jeff “The Wolverine” Barney. Any Rubber Guard Cops have any problems with this or is Jeff a law abiding citizen? YOU BE THE JUDGE.


Part 3 of our Puppet Master series. We go over a bunch of different set ups for the Rubix Cube including the Golden Arm that I picked up from Jason at www.no-gi-grappling.com. Then we show two new chokes off of the Puppet Master, The Apple Crusher, and the Wolverine-otine. Jeff “The Wolverine” Barney and Felipe Soto from 8th Street Gym in Grand Junction, Colorado.


“In our 4th Puppet Master video we show a new transition from back control to the Puppet Master we call the Riddler. We also show another choke called the Unforgiven, a peruvian necktie variation. Jeff “The Wolverine” Barney, Felipe Soto 8th Street Gym, Grand Junction Colorado.”

“I Broke My Hand Again?”

October 15th, 2008 In News | 9 Comments

Today was one of those days i should never gotten out of bed. First, I popped my knee doing Omoplatas during the morning class at 10th Planet HQ. It wasn’t too bad, but it was bugging me enough to decided that I’m gonna sit out and chill the rest of class. Now that I no longer have health insurance, I’d like to play it safe, and not press my luck.

Next, I had a job interview for a position teaching kids (14-18) martial arts. Big ups to Compella for hooking me up with the interview. Anyways, I meet with the high school who puts on the after school program. They were looking for an instructor, but one who’d teach without using physical contact. Hmmmmm, that sounds like a challenge. Now, I’ve taken many different traditional martial arts classes over the years. However, I’ve only ever taught Jiu Jitsu. I wouldn’t feel comfortable teaching anything that couldn’t involve some kind of contact between students. I’m still only a white belt in Tae Bo, so teaching that is out of the question. I’ll probably have to respectfully decline the position unless they can meet my basic needs.

Fast forward to the night time class Alex 4saken and I teach at Fitness Unlimited in Granada Hills. We were drilling, doing some routine guard passing. One of our students, Lionel, and I were practicing together. He weighs about 145 so he’s a bit on the lighter side compared to me. Also, we were going pretty light. I was pushing his hips and head down and away from my body trying to prevent him from passing my guard. He turned his hip down and dropped his body weigh. Some how my thumb got caught and all his weight came crashing downward. “POP!” It sounded like a dry twig being snapped. I felt an instant, excruciating pain. This was probably up there was most painful I’ve felt in recent times. It was one of those freak accidents, this isn’t ping pong we’re playing folks. I figured for sure it was broken. I sat our the rest of the class icing it, trying to keep my cool, but the shit hurt like hell.

After Alex 4saken dropped my back home I was faced with a choice. Ignore it and hope it gets better on it’s own. Or since all the urgent cares are already closed by this time, go to the ER, and have it examined. Unfortunately, E.R. is quite expensive. After examining my thumb, which has swollen to the size of a golf ball by this time, I decide I don’t want to risk it. My mom and her best friend take me down to the hospital.

After seeing a doctor, I waiting around in pain for a few hours for my results. I was promised something for the pain when I arrived, but for some reason it never came. It would have cured my boredom and if not killed the pain, at least killed some time. Finally, the nurse, who was cute btw, brings me a brace, 2 vicodins and my results. It’s not broken according to the x-rays, but I probably have some ligament damage. Oh, well could be worse.

So, If anybody knows anything I should take to help this heal let me know. MSM, Glucosamine, Chondriton Roids ect.?

Here’s pics with my new fashion brace.

10th Planet 818/Fly Over Counter to Omoplata

October 13th, 2008 In Comedy, News, Techniques | 2 Comments

Alex 4saken shows how to counter the omoplata by flying over and passing.

For all you 818 Valley heads, we also teach 10th Planet classes at:
Fitness Unlimited in Granada Hill. Devonshire and Balboa right next to the Mann Movie Theaters
Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:45-8:15. Come hollar at us if you’re interested. You can contact Alex at 213 247-3286 or you can hit me on an email. My contact is in the lower left hand column.

Eddie Bravo: 10th Planet Armbar Basics

September 25th, 2008 In Techniques | 4 Comments

Eddie shows off the fundamentals of the armbar at Legends in Hollywood