I thought I would dedicate a post (this is taken off a blog of mine) writing about someone that I have a great deal of admiration for. I actually happened upon his system or style of jiu jitsu by accident some years ago when I rented Jiu Jitsu Unleashed from the local library. Someone that commented on a promotional video of his system/school actually said that Eddie Bravo is the Bruce Lee of BJJ or JJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Jiu Jitsu) and I couln't agree more. In fact the 10th planet system is the only system I am interested in getting my black belt under.
His system is one of a small few of schools that only does no gi JJ, unlike what most of the machados, gracies and others that study BJJ. Eddie Bravo was able to take the rubber guard and put it into a complete system, in addition to the traditional BJJ techniques, which has never been done before. While some BJJ practioniers invent a few techniques from time to time, Eddie has invented (some from other sources) dozens. His system is even designed for use in Self Defense as well as MMA. Not too many fighters in the UFC or other big MMA organizations have used his system much. Recently there has been a few experimenting with it and using some of his techniques.
The rubber guard and the 10th planet system require a large degree of flexibility to pull it off successfully. Currently I am able to pull off some of the techniques but haven't gone for go go platas or rubber guard too much. In addition to being a pioneer in BJJ, Eddie Bravo is a music producer, and can play several instruments (including guitar, keyboard, drums) and is able to mix them all together. Also he is sometimes a guest UFC judge that scores the fights for the fans/commentators, MMA commentator (like his best friend Joe Rogan), and has competed in ADCC.
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