10th Planet Van Nuys Has a New MMA Champion!

May 21st, 2012 In MMA | Comments Off

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 www.10thplanetvannuys.com. Thank you for your continued support, and we’ll see you on the mats.


10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Van Nuys: Gerogie Garcia Testimonial

December 3rd, 2011 In Interviews, News | Comments Off

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Van Nuys standout, Georgie Garcia, talks about why he chooses our gym as his home. For more information check us out on facebook, or www.10thplanetvannuys.com


“Gorgeous” Georgie Garcia U of MMA’s Fighter of the Month

December 1st, 2011 In MMA, News | Comments Off

We are proud of 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Van Nuys’s fighter, Georgie Garcia! He is the U of MMA’s fighter of the month. For those of you who don’t know, he went 4-0 this year as an amateur, and looks to take the world by storm in 2012! Here’s a link to the article.

http://uofmma.com/2011/fighter-of-the-month/fighter-of-the-month-georgie-garcia/


10th Planet Jiu Jitsu on KTLA 5′s Morning Show!

July 19th, 2011 In Interviews, News | Comments Off

We were on TV promoting the upcoming fight card, U of MMA, that Georgie Garci and Mike Frausto are fighting on. KTLA came down to Legends MMA to shoot the segment.

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10th Planet Van Nuys: Georgie Garcia interview for U of MMA

July 15th, 2011 In Interviews | Comments Off


10th Planet Van Nuys Invades HQ!!!

July 15th, 2011 In News | Comments Off
10th Planet Van Nuys fighters Mike “Lobes” Frausto, Gorgeous Georgie Garcia, Thor “TNT” Skancke and myself all showed up to Legends/10THPHQ this morning. We woke our sorry asses up at the but crack of dawn, or in my case just stayed up, to come down and promote Lobes and Georgie’s up coming fight at, U of MMA. Channel 5, KTLA was there covering all the action live for their morning news show.
While plugging the show they had us sparring, rolling, and going over technique in the background. They interviewed me talking about 4 of the basic styles in MMA: Wrestling, boxing, Muay Thai and of course 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu.
Take that mainstream America, Blowin’ the fuck up!!!

10th Planet Van Nuys fighters Mike “Lobes” Frausto, Gorgeous Georgie Garcia, Thor “TNT” Skancke and myself all showed up to Legends/10THPHQ this morning. We woke our sorry asses up at the but crack of dawn, or in my case just stayed up, to come down and promote Lobes and Georgie’s up coming fight at, U of MMA. Channel 5, KTLA was there covering all the action live for their morning news show.

While plugging the show they had us sparring, rolling, and going over technique in the background. They interviewed me talking about 4 of the basic styles in MMA: Wrestling, boxing, Muay Thai and of course 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu.

Video to come shortly!

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10th Planet Van Nuys and Saekson Muay Thai Tear Through IFS 8

June 19th, 2011 In News | Comments Off

On June 18th, 2011 , 10th Planet Van Nuys and Saekson Muay Thai made an impressive showing at the IFS 8 (Internationl Fight Showdown) event at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena. Going 3 for 3 at one of the first events to blend fights in Muay Thai, MMA, and Boxing, proved to be a hit. The first to set the bar was Adan “Chato” Gonzales in a 3 round war of back and forth action. Both landing amazing combinations in the first 2 rounds, it eventually came down to who had the best cardio. Each fighter pushed through ending the 3rd round in a flurry of punches with the crowd cheering them on. Going to the judges decision, “Chato” Gonzales walked away with the victory and advancing in the IFS Muay Thai tournament.

Next up, is 10th Planet Van Nuys’ MMA standout “Gorgeous” Georgie Garcia. A 135 lb powerhouse with immense wrestling ability which proved to be a huge factor in the fight. Starting off the 1st round feeling each other out, exchanging a few combination’s, Georgie quickly threw a combination of punches flowing right into a take down. No later than they had hit the ground Georgie had moved into side control and took the full mount unloading a barrage of punches on his opponent. To avoid punishment his opponent turned away from Garcia exposing his back which was quickly exploited with Georgie taking his back and ending the round in dominant position.

Start of the 2nd round Garcia’s opponent rushed in with punches where Garcia immediately changing levels, and taking him down into side control. Then moving into north south, Garcia’s opponent scrambles up to his knees where Georgie throws on a very tight arm in guillotine forcing his opponent to tap, earning Garcia the 2nd round submission victory. Showing us all that his jiu jitsu game is just as dangerous as his wrestling and is a definite prospect to keep an eye out for on the MMA scene.

Last on the card was Niko “The Wrecking Machine” Ruiz, where in this fight, cardio was not a question for either fighter. Both exchanging beautiful combination’s and well timed counters, the crowd was going crazy. Niko coming out in the 1st round all over his opponent with his crisp boxing drawing blood to his nose in the first 30 seconds. With the pace of the fight progressing Ruiz ate an accidental low blow, pushing through it ending the round strong. Coming out the 2nd and 3rd round much the 1st, the intensity was never ending with each fighter throwing with bad intentions. Niko’s clinch game proved much more technical than his opponents landing powerful knees to the body leading straight into punches. Ruiz’s counter attacks and ability to flow between technique’s earns himself the unanimous decision victory.

Interested in 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu? Muay Thai? MMA? or Just getting in shape? Come down to Van Nuys and give it a shot!

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Posted by Mike Frausto

(10th Planet Van Nuys)