Eddie Bravo

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu

10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu is a non-traditional style of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu developed by Eddie Bravo.

The characteristics that distinguish it from traditional grappling are its strong focus on alternative and unconventional techniques, and its foundations without using a gi.

Victory Belt Publishing released three manuals covering techniques of the 10th Planet system, one in 2006, a second in 2007, and finally the third in 2011.
The first and third books cover aspects of the signature guard of the system, the rubber guard, while the second tackles aspects of the twister, another integral position in the system. [source: wikipedia]

Today, 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu has evolved to include many aspects of grappling including leg locks, spiral, 50/50 guard, tornado guard, and berimbolos.

Our Coaches

Ron Turner

Ron has been training Jiu Jitsu since 1994. He has professional MMA fights local and abroad. With 20years of experience Ron has achieved many milestones. He received his Black Belt under his former instructor and currently holds a Brown Belt under Master Eddie Bravo.

In 2009 Ron started Subtec MMA. Subtec MMA quickly started to make noise on the local grappling and amateur MMA scene.
2012 was the year that changed the game in Orange County when Subtec MMA became 10th Planet Costa Mesa.
With his passion for art, Ron also is a professional tattoo artist. He uses that creativity to enhance his Jiu Jitsu, his teaching style continues to evolve and push the limitations that traditionalist try to place on Jiu Jitsu.

 

 

Casey Halstead

Casey Halstead is a brown belt in jiu-jitsu under Master Eddie Bravo and has been coaching and helping athletes improve their jiu-jitsu for over 10 years. Casey is also a mixed martial arts coach with 9 years experience in boxing. Casey holds seminars in boxing and jiu-jitsu regularly throughout Orange County.

Casey is well respected as a coach in grappling competitions where his students excel and win championships.

While running two successful jiu-jitsu academies, 10th Planet Costa Mesa and 10th Planet Buena Park in Orange County CA , Casey is also the jiu-jitsu coach of UFC Fighter and The Ultimate Fighter Winner, Tony Ferguson. Last UFC 166 in 2013, Casey cornered Tony Ferguson and was part of an incredible win by submission in 1 minute and 56 seconds in the first round, which earned Tony submission of the night bonus.

Casey is also a co- owner of a jiu-jitsu apparel line called Newaza Apparel who is well-known for their colorful and innovative rash guard and t-shirt designs.

Andy Balmore

Andy has an impressive professional record of 6-1. He has fought and won against some of the best competition in California.
10 years ago as a young teen Andy made his way into a local academy and started his martial arts training. He has studied Boxing under the tutelage of Bruce Warren (DWB), Muay Thai under Kristna Kim (Bravado Muay Thai). Andy specializes in Jiu Jitsu with a heavy wrestling base. Andy is currently ranked as a Purple Belt in 10th Planet under Ron Turner and Casey Halstead.

With his passion for teaching he takes a hands on approach with his students, he leads the charge in practice. With his pace and tone Andy sets an atmosphere that breads success.

Andy is a hippy at heart and lives a clean lifestyle that includes an all organic diet and a strict lifestyle that he offers to all students and anyone that is willing to learn.

Matt Salinas

Matt began his martial arts journey at the age of 13 in 2004. Studying Thai Boxing, collegiate wrestling and submission grappling. 

Currently a  purple belt in 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu and an active competitor.

Matts training style incorparates a blend of high repetion drilling and functional strength routines, involving calisthenics, yoga and joint mobility work. 

Matt, an avid yoga practicioner, emphasizes the importance of body control and controlling the breath. The primary goal for him is to give you the tools to improve not just your jiu jitsu, but your overall quality of life.  

Matt also works for the worlds largest BJJ retailer,  Budovideos.com. With access to the latest Instructional videos for everything martial arts related, he studies and shares this knowledge during his classes.  

Wes Levine

Dr. Wes Levine, Ph. D., Psy. D., M.D., J.D. After wondering the mean streets of Orange County for 20 years, he stumbled over a little hole-in-the-wall gym called.... 10TH PLANET COSTA MESA!!! Two years later he is now a blue belt, the instructor of the Monster Academy, gold medalist in 70% of tournaments competed in and the best looking coach on staff (except for Ron, Casey, Andy, Kerry, Matt and Andrew).

 

Other than 4 years of Tae Kwan Do, 4 years of high school wrestling, 1 year of college wrestling, 3 years of coaching high school wrestling, 2 years at 10th Planet and other miscellaneous training sessions throughout time and space, Wes 'Buff Sheldon' Levine has never trained a day in his life.

 

One day, when he's all grown up, the grappler formerly known as Wesley would like to be president of the United States of America, or an MMA fighter, or a lawyer, or a teacher. He's still young! He has time to decide! 

Kerry Phan

Kerry began training with Ron, Casey, and Andy in October 2012, with no prior martial arts experience. He has been hooked ever since. Since Kerry started training he has competed several times. His most recent performance was an exhibition match at the Eddie Bravo Invitational.

Before starting 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Kerry ran one year of track and field for Fullerton Junior College, and ran three years in high school. He is currently a student studying kinesiology and 10th planet blue belt. Kerry has a knack for picking up new techniques. He enjoys learning, sharing new technique and being creative with them.

Our Classes

Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa

NOGI Jiu Jitsu

Monday

10:30am-12pm 10PJJ w/Ron

6pm-7pm MMA w/Andy

7pm-9pm 10PJJ w/Casey

Tuesday

6pm-7pm Kids w/Wes

6pm-7pm Fundamentals w/Matt

7pm-9pm 10PJJ w/Ron

Wednesday

10:30am-12pm 10PJJ w/Ron

6pm-7pm MMA w/Andy

7pm-9pm 10PJJ w/Casey

Thursday

6pm-7pm Kids w/Wes

6pm-7pm Fundamentals w/Matt

7pm-9pm 10PJJ w/Ron

Friday

10:30am-12pm 10PJJ w/Ron

430pm-630pm 10PJJ w/Andy

Saturday

10am-12pm 10PJJ w/Casey

Sunday

1030am-12pm open mat w/Ron

Buena Park

Buena Park

NOGI Jiu Jitsu

Monday

6pm-7pm Fundamentals w/Matt

7pm-9pm 10PJJ w/Ron

Tuesday

10:30am-12pm 10PJJ w/Ron

6pm-7pm MMA w/Andy

7pm-9pm 10PJJ w/Casey

Wednesday

6pm-7pm Fundamentals w/Matt

7pm-9pm 10PJJ w/Ron

Thursday

10:30am-12pm 10PJJ w/Andy

6pm-7pm MMA w/Andy

7pm-9pm 10PJJ w/Andy

Friday

5pm-7pm 10PJJ w/Casey

Saturday

12:30pm-2pm 10PJJ w/Andy

Sunday

Closed