Javier “Showtime” Vasquez vs. Jeff Glover! ADCC 2005 Qualifiers.

August 4th, 2013 In Seminars, Tournaments | Comments Off

Awesome match from 2 extremely high level Grapplers.


Speaking of Javier Vasquez, we’re having a seminar with him at 10th Planet Van Nuys August 31st, 2013 at 12pm. For more information click here, or call us at 818 781-JITS(5487)










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Matt Brown vs. Mike Swick: A Nice Display of BJJ in MMA – UFC on Fox “Henderson vs. Diaz

December 8th, 2012 In MMA | Comments Off

I’m sitting here at my office watching a beautiul display of Jiu Jitsu in MMA at UFC on FOX. Mike Swick is taking on the always durable, Matt Brown.

In the first round, Matt Brown gets a nice takedown and starts working from the top. He’s able to secure a beautiful D’arce choke. In an interesting move, Brown falls to full guard in an attempt to finish the submission. On one hand, pulling guard with this move can control the opponents hips, not allowing them to get distance away from the choke. On the down side, it can take the leverage, and the ability to put your weight down from the top, into the choke. Swick, understanding his advantage, and ends up keeping Brown flat on his back. Brown is unable to get any torque from that position. He’s not able to get his weight on top of Swick’s head. If he could do so, forcing the chin to the chest, that could cut off the air, and the blood to the brain. Swick is then able to pull out of the choke and end up on top.

Continuing from guard, Brown now starts fishing for wrist control, looking for a triangle. He is able to force Swick’s arm through his leg, achieving the arm in/arm out position. From here, Brown is able to lock in a full on triangle. This is not a new set up, this is old school BJJ at it’s best. The advantage is, in MMA, when an opponent choses to throw strikes, they take their arm off their body, giving the bottom player the ability to control it.After the choke is in, Swick does an awesome job of defending. Knowing that Brown has to pull the head down and squeeze the legs together in order to finish him, he quickly throws both legs over Brown’s body to give him leverage to break the hold. As Swick extends his hips, and Brown is forced to let go. In an attempt to counter, Swick transitions into one of trademark moves, guillotine aka the “swick-o-tine” off the scramble. He’ wasn’t able to lock the hands together and finish. The lock is broken, and the round ends

Matt Brown goes on to K.O.’s Swick standing in the following round with a devestating combination, but it was a really exciting grappling match while it was on the ground. We’ll played sirs!

Alder Hampel
Head Coach 10th Planet Van Nuys

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Rochester: TWIR Video Blog Episode 2: Scissor Sweep Attacks & Counters

June 11th, 2011 In Techniques | Comments Off

Posted by: Mike Frausto

(10th Planet Van Nuys)

BJJ for MMA with Kayron Gracie: Guard Control

June 9th, 2011 In MMA, Techniques | Comments Off

Posted by: Mike Frausto

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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

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

December 8th, 2010 In Tournaments | Comments Off

Self-taught submissions: How to perform the perfect triangle AKA the diangle

March 11th, 2010 In Comedy | 1 Comment

Scott Epstein: Armless Triangle

May 12th, 2009 In Techniques | 10 Comments

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu: The Pyramid

May 2nd, 2009 In Techniques | 9 Comments

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Master Instructor Eddie Bravo demonstrates a very effective combination of techniques. Lock Down, to Super Stomp, to Butterfly Sweep, or Pyramid control.

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu’s Cade Nelson Teaching In Hamburg, Germany: Pop Triangle

March 19th, 2009 In Techniques | 1 Comment

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt Cade Nelson shows an easy but effective way to get the triangle choke from the closed guard.

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Eddie Bravo shows Frank Mir Rubber Guard at Striking Unlimited in LV

September 22nd, 2008 In MMA, Techniques | 2 Comments

Here’s Mir getting his Rubber Guard on. It is my opinion that first, Big Nog Taps to a Double Bagger set up. After that Mir gogoplatas Couture to cement his legacy  ;)

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu: Rubber Guard to Triangle

September 12th, 2008 In Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Denny “300″ Prokopos shows us how to quickly go from Mission Control, to the triangle choke.

Rubber Guard In MMA Action: New York to Triangle Choke to Tepee

August 22nd, 2008 In MMA, Techniques | Comments Off

“This is a set up that works really well against an opponent that likes to strike from your guard. Instead of transitioning from New York to Chill Dog, sometimes I like to go directly for a triangle choke.”

I always like to see the techniques being used in MMA, I want to find more stuff like this. Apparently, there are small shows every weekend where guys are pullin off amazing Rubber Guard set ups in MMA. If anybody has links to these fights, send them over, I’ll put them up.