View Full Version : How were you 1st introduced to 10th Planet
08-25-2010, 08:22 PM
The way i first heard of 10th Planet was I went to a gym to learn some muay thai and no gi grappling because they were having a free session. I did the drills and learned a new submission, then it was time to roll. Got whooped by all the experienced people. Then i was up against a heavy weight and i was 149 at the time. We were doing go for 3 minutes and then stop and next people go and rotate so the main trainer could see everyone go. Well we went for a good two minutes and i was some how staying alive. I was getting my guard but since he was stronger he could easily pass. I thought well hey i saw it in UFC 2009 so i thought well let me try this rubber guard cuz im flexible and desprate so i threw the leg up and got to my version of mission control. Held it for a minute so i didnt get submitted again and the guy said i had rubber guard pretty decent just need to keep my legs tight so i didnt get passed.
Well after that I started looking up what exactly rubber guard was and then i got introduced to eddie bravo's basics of rubber guard courtesy of youtube. Started watching his vids more and more then 10th Planet was in my life and ive been happy ever since. :D Now my first seminar is coming up and I cant wait.
08-25-2010, 09:01 PM
i was checking out sub 101 on you tube and saw the banner on aris wall and tought it looked pretty cool...wilied it and then i ended up at 10th planet charlotte
08-25-2010, 09:12 PM
watching rolling vids on youtube and watching teaching vids from legends and some of aris videos phenomal breakdown detail job he does w postions
08-25-2010, 10:39 PM
Subs 101 on youtube. I was thinking wow this is some crazy ass jiu jitsu and I'm not sure if I want to learn that. But then 10th Planet St. Paul opened up and it was the closest gym to my house, so then I dropped in for my first jits class ever and I find myself thinking about it constantly. It is the sickest stuff, and the only jj stuff I want to train.
08-25-2010, 10:47 PM
I played the ufc game and rubber guard was really overpowered. I had just started training like a month before. my gameplan was created by reading mastering the rubber guard
08-25-2010, 11:16 PM
did you find 10th planet or did 10th planet find you????????????
08-25-2010, 11:19 PM
Joe Rogan commentating a Matt Horwich fight
08-25-2010, 11:45 PM
I learned the lockdown at my old gym. I did it out of habit at my new gym and my instructor asked me if I had trained in 10th Planet JJ. I just looked at him and said, "Huh?"
Grabbed the MTRG book and went from there.
08-26-2010, 12:11 AM
My 11th grade history teacher got me started on JiuJitsu, and when he saw I had some natural flexibility he told me I should "play" Rubber Guard. I've been slapping on crazy submissions ever since...
08-26-2010, 12:21 AM
The tv show Human Weapon, when they did the MMA episode they did jiujitsu training at Legends with Eddie. I remember him showing the Mission Control position and it blew me away at how effective it could be to control someone in MMA. I thought Eddie was way ahead of his time and immediatly bought MTRG and have been hooked ever since.
08-26-2010, 04:36 AM
I saw the "Brazillian Jiu Jitsu Unleashed" book when it came out. Wow! I bought it,and it changed my half guard game forever...
08-26-2010, 05:36 AM
Actually 10th Planet found me! I was at the Arnolds, and there was some seminars. Eddie was one of the seminars, so I checked him out and asked some questions on Myspace. Went to the seminar and the rest is history! I met a distant brother from another mother ;) Who actually shared alot of the same beliefs that I did. Since then it has been a wild ride, but a very worthwhile one ;)
08-26-2010, 05:48 AM
i got over being told by people that the gi is the only way rolled with a guy who loves the 10th and yeah kinda got sick of paying some fucker 9 dollars a lesson on line every move sweep sub i'm fine if you wanna make money but fuck me just cause you got a black belt and a famous last name fuck that 10th for life and now gi and no gi fucking sweet as
08-26-2010, 06:26 AM
10th plant jits, sort of found me, I was doing a NAGA back in mid 00's, and the guy that I was against, who was an Alliance guy, attempted a Rg path to omaplata, but his RG wasnt controled and tight, so I rolled out of it and took side control to win via katagatame choke useing whatwe call the "Stake" now...I had met Eddie at a King of theCage, and had read about Eddie bought the TWISTER vid, so when the guy said, I tried to get you with Eddie Bravos Jiujitsu, and I was already impressed by how the position had me semi controled, I started thinking about my MMA game, and it made since to me since I already used the deep hooks therery, I bought the unleashed book that weekend, and started adding that to my Jits, I still shoot for the Apollo...from time to time. But then came MTRG and MTT, the videos, and I even have some videos of non 10th guys trying to teach the RG and Twister. It was all like a light comeing on in a new room, and my world changed, adding it all to my Jits game, evolution continued. I love how the 10th p family continues to push forward, createing new positions, subs, sweeps, and revamping old ones.
08-26-2010, 09:15 AM
i went to my gym in my university to learn jitsu, and it just so happened that my coach there was a tenth planet guy and so the ball started rolling there
08-26-2010, 09:56 AM
I belive it was 2003 or 2004 I was really getting into BJJ and was soaking up any information about it that I could find on the internet ended up on GrappleArts.com and found a technique page with "the meathook" technique I then used it very effectively against an much bigger opponent while rolling after that I couldnt get enough been hooked ever since
08-26-2010, 10:18 AM
Watched ADCC 2003 and Eddie's fight vs Royler. Put that in the back of my mind. Contacted him a couple years later to do a seminar at my school. I had contacted several jiu jitsu teachers and Eddie was the only only who PERSONALLY got back to me (everyone else was managers/agents). I liked his personal and friendly approach. I asked at the time if he had affiliates (he didn't) and said, sign me up when you are ready. He told me "rep the hell out of the system and we'll see." I then showed up at any seminar I could throughout the US and Canada. Rest is history.
08-26-2010, 10:24 AM
Complete accident. We can go over it when we meet up. The short version... I was rolling with this cat and he was on top of me and had me pinned against a wall. I tried to push off the wall and reverse my position but he was too strong. Instinctively I went wrist to ankle and ended up in a weird rubber guard variation. I noticed the man was trapped as time ran out. I lost the match but as I was walking away, someone said to me "Nice Rubber Guard". I acted as though I knew what it was and had been working on it for some time. The rest is history.
08-26-2010, 11:02 AM
I needed a place to roll on saturdays when I was visiting family in Delaware and I came across Kevin Green's gym. He loves it when I come into his gym and trash talk the rubber guard. ;)
08-26-2010, 11:05 AM
I do love it Victor.. :) Keep it up and Ill tell all your Gi buddies you train with us ;)
08-27-2010, 09:01 PM
Freshman year in High School I saw a technique online on how to get the twister from side control and tried once or twice. Later, sometime Sophomore year, I read about Eddie and his book "Jiu-Jitsu Unleashed". A month or two later, my brother showed up with it and been using it ever since.
Matt "Gumby" Glach
08-27-2010, 09:05 PM
Joe Rogan mentioned him at some point on tv or on a youtube video and I watched some of the "Eddie Bravo on" videos and I was hooked. You da man eddie! 10th planet JJ is the shit!
08-27-2010, 09:16 PM
Picked up Eddie's first book at a book store in Detroit. I was already playing no-gi and had also trained many students. I was really happy not to be alone in my thinking, because my instructors didn't like this way of thinking. I trained under some famous teacher's and when I stop wearing the gi they said I wasn't doing Jiu Jitsu even though I came to practice everyday and won. But what really got me is when I saw Eddie do the Camel Clutch.
08-28-2010, 02:48 PM
I trained in the gi at a Renzo Gracie affiliate some years ago and as a beginner was constantly finding my guard being passed by the bigger guys. Fortunately, I would be able to snatch a leg and maintain half guard, but from there I had no plan. Half guard wasn't much of an offensive position or so I thought, until one day looking for answers at the local bookstore. After searching the shelves through the plethora of Gracie books and others for possible answers, the only one with any type of game plan was Eddie. I was familiar with the name through Joe Rogan's commentary during the UFC broadcasts and with the techniques I found in Jiu-Jitsu Unleashed, I was able to perceive the position in a new way. No longer was it a dead zone to just try and replace guard, it was a place that offered me an offensive strategy to move forward. As a smaller guy, it was a blessing to see. Eddie was the ONLY one at the time offering these types of techniques and for that I am extremely thankful. Changed everything about the way I play jiu jitsu. Thanks Eddie!!! :)
08-28-2010, 03:00 PM
i was part of a so called mma class that feel thru in Delaware ,so with no place to go i was searching and searching not liking what i was seeing all these GI schools were offering very little if any no gi training , then while hanging out looking on Youtube i found these videos that said Triple Threat Combat Sports and 10th Planet in Delaware i was like what??? in Delaware , i had bought the book jiujitsu unleased from amazon back in 2007/2008 , so after looking up this guys site , i went back a few times again and again then gut up the nerve to send coach Kevin an email well i didnt even get the chance to lift my fingers off the keyboard while my phones ringing and picked up i was shocked we talked for awhile i went that night to check it out and it was awesome , i seen stuff i never saw before or heard of . met a bunch great guys who love doing the no gi stuff
08-28-2010, 06:07 PM
I was introduced about 2.5 years ago working with a Machado purple belt and he mentioned that he was in a Barns & Noble and he talked about seeing some moves in a book called MAstering the Twister. I thought the twister was kewl so i went to checked out the book I ended up buying Mastering the Rubber Guard first, then Mastering the Twister then I got the Rubber Guard DVD's. I always worked on my GI training mostly before that and was fasinated with all the No-GI stuff and just got hooked.
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