Mike “Lobes” Frausto (10th Planet Van Nuys) Fights Saturday April 6th!

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

 

Mike “Lobes” Frausto fights for the California Fight Syndicate this Saturday, April 6th. He will be fighting Santa Barbara’s badboy, Bren O’Neil for the CFS 155lb title. Lobes is coming off 2 very impressive first round finishes, one armbar and one tko. This fight is sure to be fireworks!¬†¬†Ticket prices start at $35, so get yours today!


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!


10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Van Nuys Promotions

June 18th, 2012 In News | Comments Off

First, ‘Id like to give props to the 6 new blue belts! It’s not easy to get a blue under me, so when you do, you know you’ve earned it. Every student’s journey is different, for me, the criteria for each person to get their blue belt is different. I want to see the student is proficient in all the major positions, and submissions. I want to see a strict, consistent training regiment, even if it’s twice a week. I want to see them building a game plan and constantly revamping it. I want to see them helping their team mates, and having a positive attitude in class. Loyalty is big, are you helping the team get better, or are you only concerned with your progression? Effort, do you train hard, show up on time, go one more round even if your mind says no. The list goes on and on.

Not every promotion is a belt rank. Today, I promoted Mike Frausto to competition Co-Captain. Mike has shown amazing ability in competition, training and teaching. He has show exemplary leadership abilities and at the same time, remained humble and egoless. Mike himself has all the makings of a champion and a black belt, at the same time, he also has the traits to one day be a world class coach.

Congrats gang!!!

Blue Belts
1- David Alvarez
2- Gabe Calvento
3- David Hah
4- Bhimerjeet Kahlom
5- Bill Reusch
6- Daniel Godinez

***Competition Co-Captain – Mike “Lobes” Frausto

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10th Planet Van Nuys Set to Invade Vegas!!

February 23rd, 2012 In Tournaments | Comments Off

For the past month and a half over at 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Van Nuys, the competition team has been training for hours and hours on end for NAGA in Las Vegas on Saturday, March 10th. A training camp for a tournament is a huge key to success over at 10th Planet Van Nuys, whether it be no gi jiu jitsu or MMA. The team vibe has never been better, and the team is pushing each other to a whole other level when it comes to conditioning, drilling, and rolling in the gym. It is sure to sure on the mat come March 10th. Be on the look out for 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Van Nuys!

 

 


10PJJ Van Nuys – 2011 Student of the Year! Mike “Lobes” Frausto

January 3rd, 2012 In News | Comments Off

It was a close battle, it came down to the wire. All of the students at 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Van Nuys voted, and after it was all said and done, Mike “Lobes” Frausto won the coveted, “2011 Student of the Year!”

Mike has spent much of the last year inside of the gym. All year, Mike worked consistently hard, cementing his strengths, while improving on his weaknesses. Through repetitions, competitions, and tons of mat time, he was awarded his much deserved blue belt at the beginning of 2011.

Last April, “Lobes” fought his heart out in his MMA debut. After training for 10+ weeks for his second fight, his opponent pulled out at 9am the day of the fight. This could have derailed many other fighters, but not Mike, he was right back in the gym. He’s currently gearing up for another big fight as we speak.

He’s not only found success as a competitor and a fighter, but also as a coach. He’s helped many students at 10th Planet Van Nuys, win loads of different medals in tournaments this year.

Frausto also found his newest passion recently when he began teaching his own fundamentals classes. He has a knack for explaining his techniques and theories in a clear and concise way. Students are able to understand and perform what he presents, with relative ease. Clients are now lining up around the block since they found out he was sharing his diet, conditioning and training secrets. Fighters, competitors and regular Joe’s alike have all hired him for private lessons.

Great job Mike, we solute you!

Honorable mentions go to Georgie Garcia, Mike “TIPZ” Venturella, Yumi, Gabe Calvento, Arman “Magic” Vanessian, and Ryan Bradford!


10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Van Nuys: Testimonials for November ’11

December 1st, 2011 In Interviews | Comments Off

Mike Frausto, Gabe Calvento, and Ian Quinto all give the reason’s why they call 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Van Nuys, their second home. If you like what you see, come down and give us a try. The first class is ALWAYS free. We’re located in the heart of Van Nuys in Los Angeles’s, San Fernando Valley. You can “like” us on Facebook!

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Van Nuys
16832 Saticoy St.
Van Nuys (Lake Balboa), CA 91505


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 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!

16838 W Saticoy St.

Van Nuys, CA 91406

Posted by Mike Frausto

(10th Planet Van Nuys)


S’arm-urai: Samurai to Armbar

May 29th, 2011 In Techniques | Comments Off

Here’s a fun little move to show your friends when they say Jiu Jitsu is boring. Mike Frausto and Mike Venturella show how to take the armbar off the Samurai in transition.

Legend has it, we were drilling armbars when I thought to myself. “Armbar from the Ninja? this move might just work.”
I tried to pull off the armbar from the roll to the Twister, but I couldn’t get enough momentum. I asked Mikey “Lobes,” our resident arm snatcher and all around badass, if he could do it. He bypassed the ninja roll, and went straight to the Samurai instead. Genious!. He locked it down, rolled, and BAM! The S’arm-urai was born!

Have fun!

Coach Alder

For more info on training with us at 10th Planet Van Nuys visit www.10thPlanetVanNuys.com,

Posted by: Mike Frausto
(10th Planet Van Nuys)


10th Planet Van Nuys: Armbar Drill #2.5 (Push/Kick/Chop)

January 26th, 2011 In Comedy, Techniques | Comments Off

This is an extension of the push kick drill we showed in our last vid. Now we add in chopping the leg over the face.

Posted by: Mike Frausto

(10th Planet VanNuys)


10th Planet Van Nuys Highlights!

January 23rd, 2011 In Tournaments | 4 Comments

The video in which you are about to view is how Van Nuys rolls up to competitions. If you’re looking to compete, and looking to win, we have what you need. All the footage on here was filmed and edited by Aldo Parenti.

Posted by: Mike Frausto

(10th Planet Van Nuys)


10th Planet Van Nuys: Armbar Drill #2 (Push/Kick/90)

January 21st, 2011 In Comedy, Techniques | 1 Comment

Here’s another basic armbar drill we use to prepare out guys for competitions. Push, kick, push, kick.

Posted by: Mike Frausto

(10th Planet Van Nuys)


10th Planet Van Nuys: Basics Armbar Drill

January 19th, 2011 In Comedy, Techniques | Comments Off

10th Planet is known for its lockdown, twister, rubber guard and spiderweb. But that’s not all we do, basically anything that works is incorporated into the system. As long as it’s nogi jiu jitsu, it’s 10th Planet. Here’s a basic armbar drill we use to prepare out guys for competitions.

Posted by: Mike Frausto

(10th Planet Van Nuys)


10th Planet Van Nuys: Mike “Lobes” Frausto 2010 Highlights

December 8th, 2010 In Tournaments | Comments Off