Meet our Instructors

Brian "Barncat" Debes

Brian Debes is a certified 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu instructor ranked under its founder, Master Eddie Bravo, and is an extremely successful competitor in no-gi grappling competitions. He has over 10 years of no-gi grappling experience.

In 2013, Brian became the #1 ranked no-gi grappler in the United States of America according to "RANKED" and was also voted 10th planet's "Nibiru Warrior of the year".

Notable Awards:
  • (2013) Voted 10th Planet's "Nibiru Warrior of the Year"
  • (2013) Nationally Ranked #1 Men's No-Gi Adult (according to RANKED)
Competitive Accomplishments (2014):
  • Cash Prize Winner!!! Midwest Submission Challenge 1k Pro tournament in O'Fallon, IL
  • 2nd Place Gracie Worlds: Black Belt 145 lb division, held in Las Vegas, NV
  • 2nd Place Nashville Pro Tournament, held in Nashville, TN
Competitive Accomplishments (2013):
  • 1st Place - U.S. Nationals Grappling Championship (NAGA), held in St. Louis, Mo
  • 1st Place - Southwest Grappling Championship (NAGA), held in Tulsa, OK
  • 1st Place - Tennessee Grappling Championship (NAGA), held in Memphis, TN
  • 1st Place - Dallas Grappling Championship (NAGA)
  • 1st Place - American Grappling Federation's Spring Classic
  • 1st Place - Dungal No-Gi Grappling Championships
  • 1st Place - 4oz Sub only round robin tournament
Competitive Accomplishments (2012):
  • 1st Place - Dallas Grappling Championship (NAGA)
Competitive Accomplishments (2011):
  • 1st Place - World Jiu Jitsu Championship (NAGA)

Cody "Wolverine" Williams

Cody Williams is the head fitness and kickboxing coach at 10th Planet Beaumont. Nicknamed "Wolverine", Cody is a Professional mixed martial artist known for his exceptional physical conditioning and highly dangerous stand up (kickboxing). He has also worked with nearly every professional fighter to ever come out of South East Texas. In terms of conditioning or weight cutting, Cody is one of the foremost experts in his field.

Martial Arts Experience:
  • 14-6 MMA Record
  • Defending IXFA Bantamweight Champion
  • Legacy FC 8 Competitor
  • Legacy FC 9 "Fight of the Night" Recipient
  • Legacy FC 10 Competitor
  • IXFA 7 "Fight of the Night" Recipient
  • 2x Featherweight TRCAA Champion
  • TRCAA 8, 6, and 3 "Fight of the Night" Recipient
  • TRCAA 5 "Knock Out of the Night" Recipient


Jim Debes

Jim Debes teaches No-Gi Judo at 10th Planet Beaumont. Jim Debes received his Judo Black Belt certified by the USJA National Promotion Board on February 11, 1983 after which he began teaching Judo. Mr. Debes is also a black belt in Karate and began training using his Judo in conjunction with standup striking and ground work and submissions against resisting, striking opponents around 1977, long before the first UFC.

Martial Arts Experience:
  • Judo Black Belt
  • Karate Black Belt
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