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Anthony Birchak:

Anthony Birchak is an American mixed martial artist. He competed in the bantamweight and featherweight divisions. Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Birchak was a highly decorated amateur wrestler at Sahuarita High School. Birchak attended Pima Community College and Grand Canyon University where he majored in Visual Communications. Birchak has an MMA record of 13-3, He is currently a Bantamweight fighter for the UFC, before getting the call to the UFC Birchak was the MFC bantam weight champion.

Casey Halstead:

Casey Halstead is a professional Mixed Martial Arts trainer with over eight years of coaching experience.  Originally a mixed martial artist with a boxing foundation, Casey took his Eddie Bravo Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, striking, and wrestling, skills onto the teaching platform.  He is the owner and head coach of 10th Planet Las Vegas, 10th Planet Costa Mesa, 10th Planet Buena Park, and 10th Planet Orange, 10th Planet Irvine, and the newest location 10th Planet Tucson, while still training under 7th Degree Red and Black Belt Jean Jacques Machado and 10th Planet’s founder Eddie Bravo.  In addition to the series of the 6,10th Planets, he was the head Jiu Jitsu instructor at Mark Munoz’s Reign Training Center.

Casey actively works with some of the most experienced and well respected MMA fighters in the world.  He is seen coaching and working alongside Ultimate Fighter season 13 Winner Tony Ferguson, UFC veteran Mark Munoz, Cain Carrizosa, Diego Rivas, Ashlee Evans-Smith, Carla Esparza, Ian McCall, Marlon “Chito” Vera and Anthony Birchak.

Casey was also a guest instructor on The Ultimate Fighter Latin America for team Werdum, the interim UFC heavyweight champion of the world, and again for team Gastelum, the number 10 ranked welterweight UFC fighter.

Along with his close affiliation with the UFC, Bellator, and several other organizations, Casey is the co-founder of the popular Jiu Jitsu clothing brand “Newaza Apparel,” a unique, creative line of colorful attire that is seen all around the world.

Casey is also the Event Coordinator and Match Maker for Eddie Bravo Invitational, in this role Casey gets to work closely with Eddie Bravo and Victor Davila as well as some of the greatest talent in Jiu Jitsu.

Casey Halstead takes pride in developing home grown MMA talents from day one, as he works closely with everyone, from students with no Martial Arts experience, to athletes at the peak of their careers.  On top of being a master of his craft, Casey’s style of pushing the limits has built a strong reputation, which has been proven repeatedly, bringing fighters from all around the globe to train under him for their fight camps.  He lives a life devoted to inspiring and aspiring athletes to live a healthy mental and physical lifestyle and pursue higher personal and professional goals in their lives.

How It Started:

Birchak and Casey teamed up in 2015, Birchak hired Casey to teach him Jiu Jitsu and head up his fight camp. The two quickly realized that the styles meshed great. Birchak with his funk wrestling style and Casey with his 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu, What you get is too good not to share. Birchak and Casey decided to bring this eclectic wild style of training to the city of Tucson. This joint effort was formed out of success in and out of the cage with the intent of helping the people of Tucson achieve their own goals.

Address

10th Planet Tucson
4765 E Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone:​​1 (520) 940-4970
Website: 10thplanetmonstersquad.com
Email:​ ​10thplanettucson@gmail.com
Facebook:​ http://m.me/10pTucson
Instagram:​ @10ptucson
Twitter:​​ @10ptucson

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