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10th Planet Van Nuys Coaching Program In Full Effect!

3 Dec


On Saturday December 1st, 2012, 10th Planet Van Nuys launched it’s 2nd term of the official coaching program! This is a very exciting new addition for the Van Nuys chapter in 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu. For Coach Alder Hampel, head instructor of 10th Planet Van Nuys, having the assistance of other instructors goes way beyond just teaching.

The first time around, myself along with 4 of my teammates completed the 12 week course and are now able to take the jiu jitsu training experience at Van Nuys to the next level.  Like I said before, the program goes way beyond just teaching. With extra coaches on the mats during training sessions, it helps keep a safer environment preventing sports injuries. This is the biggest thing we try to focus on at 10th Planet Van Nuys, it is our goal to make sure all of students make it to their black belts, but in order to do that we need to make sure we’re able to keep all of our students on the mats. The assistants are a major in this, helping monitor sparring sessions, to make sure no ones rolling harder than necessary.

Competitions, is another area where the new instructors shine. When teams go out and compete with an average of about 10 competitors per competition, it’s extremely hard for ONE instructor to coach every single person. It’s pretty much impossible! Having someone in your corner during your matches is a big part of our competitors success. When you have 5 extra coaches with you, now everyone gets tended too, and you have a higher success rate with your students.

I’m excited to be a part of the new breed of coaches we are bringing into the fold at 10th Planet Van Nuys. This is gonna bring our team closer and help all the students improve their jiu jitsu games much faster. If you’re looking to be a coach, learn jiu jitsu, or improve your jiu jitsu, come check us out in the San Fernando Valley and join the revolution.




Rolles Gracie – Single Leg Takedown Counters – BJJ Weekly #041

29 Nov

The kimura back take is something new that I have added to my arsenal, and I must say it has worked out very well for me. It’s a very misleading move in that it allows your opponent to believe they are coming up into a advantages position, but falling victim to the inevitable back take. This particular video has done the same with a very interesting twist. From a single leg takedown position! Since this move is working so well for me anyways, it’s about time I start drilling this position, and you should too! Catch your opponents off guard ending the fight with a crushing RNC.

10 Days To Better Jiu Jitsu: Day 4

22 Nov


To learn and perfect a move takes a numerous amount of reps! We all know that already, the more we rep a move, the more it becomes muscle memory. But what a lot of people don’t know is that the same thing goes for pulling that move off in live scenarios, it takes repetition. Students will rep a move hundreds or even thousands of times, then try to pull the move off on a higher belt expecting it to work and when it doesn’t they wonder why they just sat there practicing this move over and over. Tapering your moves is huge in this regard! What that means is start off with a white belt and aim only to get this one move, you will get your reps in and also see where the holes are when going in live sparring. You’ll slowly start to see it come together more fluidly, and at that point move up to someone a bit better. Don’t think because you got it so well on a white belt that you’ve figured out the holes enough to pull it off on a brown belt. Take your time with it, and slowly move up the ranks till it gets to that level. Guaranteed if you do this you will develop moves that are “black belt” level and your jiu jitsu game will jump up immensely. At 10th Planet Van Nuys we had a challenge between our students on a race to 10,000 reps of their favorite move. But like I said that’s just one aspect and can be divided up anyway. 1,000 reps drilling, and 100 reps going live. All of these are reps and will get you to that 10,000. So come down to van nuys and take the challenge with us!

10 Days To Better Jiu Jitsu: Day 2

20 Nov


In every sport, and especially in jiu jitsu, progression has always been and always will be about “mat time.” The hours spent practicing or adapting, will determine how well you do in jiu jitsu or any sport. Because of the endless number of techniques in jiu jitsu, it is crucial to stay in the gym either drilling, rolling, or studying. The best way to achieve this is to have a set training routine. If you ask any high caliber athlete they’ll tell you first hand that they have scheduled training sessions, this way it keeps you accountable. At 10th Planet Van Nuys, we are always in the gym because we are accustomed to it and you should be too. Include training into your weekly schedule, even if it’s 1 day a week, you will become used to so much so that if you miss that day it should feel weird and people should notice because you’re always there that particular day. If you’re just starting out in jiu jitsu, take it slow, start with 1-2 days a week and slowly start adding days if your schedule allows for it. The last thing you want to do is get so caught up in the art and train so frequently that the rest of your life catches up to you and you’re forced to stop training. Everything needs to be in moderation, and even though it may not seem like a lot of training in the beginning, you will benefit and get better. Visit us at 10th Planet Van Nuys to see all of our students daily routines!

No Gi ( Grappling ) Kimura For Triangle , Leandro Brassoloto

19 Jan

This is an awesome setup for the triangle! Very sneaky, and makes for a beautiful chain. Going to run a workshop on this in the gym and see what else I can come up with. Come down to 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Van Nuys and drill this with me!

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu: Basic Kimura from Guard

14 Jan

In this video, my training partner Gabe Calvento and I show a very fundamental movement in the Kimura. We’re going over this Kimura from full guard, when our opponent makes the mistake of putting their hands on the mat, we act fast and take their arm for the shoulder lock. Please check back here for more videos and on 10th Planet Watch

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