10th Planet Jiu-jitsu
After the early days of the UFC Eddie Bravo saw the decline of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as the practioners of the art lost to agressive "ground-and-pound" techniques used in MMA. He believed that a grappler specializing in a gi centered art lost ~50% of their offense/defence when they were forced to fight without their uniform. In order to put this belief to the test, Eddie Bravo entered the 2003 Abu Dhabi Combat Club Trials where he defeated not only Gustavo Dantes but also, a then undefeated, Royler Gracie.
After earning a black belt under Jean-Jacques Machado, Eddie Bravo focused his jiu jitsu on training without the gi in order to enhance its applications for use in Mixed Martial Arts. The system focuses on unorthodox positions such as Rubber Guard, Twister Side Control, Monkey Mount, and the Half-guard positions known as the "lockdown." The index premise of 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu is to be ever-evolving, finding new ways to attack and counter.
For more information on the world wide 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu community, check out Eddie Bravo's HQ website.