In 2003, Eddie founded 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu in a small Kick Boxing Gym, The Bomb Squad, in West Hollywood, California. With little promotion, It was a risk starting his own Nogi Jiu Jitsu gym, but on the first night 17 student showed up. That number has grown substantially over the years. There are now upwards of 40 schools around the world, and countless practitioners of the system from Melbourne Australia, to Van Nuys, California.
Some people want to train to lose weight, or some people for self defense. Those are great goals, but sometimes, you might want to take it a step further? Maybe you have that insatiable drive to compete. Have you ever wanted to compete in an MMA fight or a grappling tournament? Ever wanted to be part of a team of champions? At 10th Planet Van Nuys we are creating tomorrow’s champions! Our team is on the rise, join a group of excited, motivated, like minded individuals. Nobody can do it on their own, you’ll need the support that 10th Planet can provide. Rookies make the mistake of thinking they can do it on their own. Hard work and skill isn’t always enough. They think if they work hard, learn a few more techniques, or train with a world champion, that will be enough. Those people are always looking outside of themselves for the answers. Inevitably those people will get to a certain point and then crash and burn. It’s too hard to do it all on your own. In order to find those answers within yourself, you’ll need the right environment, coaches and training partners. We understand the concept of team, and we can put you in the positions to get the best performances! Get on the pathway to success!