10th Planet Melbourne, Australia


10th Planet Melbourne

Frank Barca has trained every year at 10th Planet Jiu-jitsu HQ, in Hollywood, since 2006, coming in contact with many MMA Legends and many other elite Jiu Jitsu and MMA fighters in Hollywood at one of the most sought after training facilities, Legends Gym. Since then, Frank has returned 13 times to continue to learn and train under his Master, Eddie Bravo, the founder of 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu.

He is the first Australian to fully embrace these submission strategies and is teaching this unique style of submission grappling Downunder in Melbourne.

It started in 2006 for Barca as he embarked on a journey to Hollywood to see for himself what the fuss was all about. He chased down the founder of 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu, Eddie Bravo, and found something truly unique and very effective. So effective in fact, that he returned to LA many more times in the subsequent 11 years. Frank is not only a regular on the 10th Planet JJ mat under Eddie Bravo’s direct guidance, but was also awarded 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Affiliation by Eddie Bravo personally during his 3rd trip to LA in October 2008, and his Bluebelt.

The Affiliation is based on mastering 75% of the 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu system, minimum of 4 years in grappling (Frank had been working on his ground game at the time for 6 years) and proven mat sparring application of the world famous 10th Planet JJ system, and competing.

By becoming an affiliate at that time, Frank Barca became the first person outside of America and North America licensed to teach authentic 10th Planet Rubber guard, Twister and Half-guard attacks as well as the many other attacks specific to 10th Planet JJ.

Frank Barca has been Eddie Bravo’s 1st generation student since 2006. Frank has been solely ranked by Master Eddie Bravo from white belt to blackbelt. A feat that no other Australian has ever achieved. The first in the Southern Hemisphere.

Rank history:

Blue belt 2008 Eddie Bravo
HQ Los Angeles

Purple Belt 2009 Eddie Bravo
HQ Los Angeles

Brown belt 2012 Eddie Bravo
10th Planet Melbourne, Australia

Black belt 2015 Eddie Bravo
10th Planet Melbourne, Australia

This has provided Frank with many eager students not only in Melbourne, but from all corners of Australia. In fact, Frank has already produced three, 2nd generation affiliates.

For more information about training with frank Barca or hosting a seminar in your school, please visit: www.10thplanetjjmelbourne.com or call 0403 48 222 8 for more details, or email Frank Barca at frank@10thplanetjjmelbourne.com


190B Sussex St
Coburg North Melbourne, Victoria
Phone: 0403 48 222 8

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