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Eddie Bravo

Eddie Bravo

Eddie Bravo

Eddie Bravo

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Eddie Bravo (born Edgar Cano on May 15, 1970) is a Mexican-American practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu who holds a second degree black belt under Jean-Jacques Machado. He is most famous for his win as a brown belt against Royler Gracie by triangle choke in the 2003 Abu Dhabi Submission Wrestling championships and his particular style of no-gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, called 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu. In an interview he advocated marijuana as performance enhancing. He lives in Hollywood, California, where he ran his 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu school out of Legends MMA until 5/11/12. He is currently teaching at 10th Planet in Hollywood, CA. When he started taking jiu-jitsu lessons in 1994, inspired by Brazilian jiu-jitsu icon Royce Gracie’s dominance in the early years of the Ultimate Fighting Championships, Eddie Bravo was a guitar player just looking for a way to stay in shape so that he wouldn’t be a “fat rock star” when his band made it big.

The band broke up, but Bravo’s jiu-jitsu blew up. He started smoking marijuana, which he readily credits with helping him develop his radical style of jiu-jitsu in his second book, Mastering the Rubber Guard, which offers step-by-step instructions on Bravo’s favorite jiu-jitsu techniques, as well as a lengthy endorsement of marijuana use.

His style of jiu-jitsu is considered revolutionary and/or heretical, depending on whom you ask. He is notorious for his dismissive attitude towards the gi—the traditional uniform worn by the practitioners of most martial arts of Asian origin—as an “an ancient superhero outfit” that teaches students nothing more than bad habits.

Bravo proved the merit of his ideas at the 2003 Abu Dhabi World Submission Wrestling Championships, the pinnacle event of submission grappling, by prevailing against the legendary Royler Gracie—an archetype of the system that Bravo was rejecting—in a win that shocked the world. That victory legitimized Bravo’s theories, launching the 5-foot-8, 160-pound California native into the upper echelon of the martial-arts world.

Today, Bravo is a commentator for the UFC, with plans on competing only once more before retiring from the tournament circuit for good. He continues to spread his brand of jujitsu at Tenth Planet, his own Hollywood-based school, and with seminars across the globe. His third book will be released this summer. His techniques are constantly gaining in popularity, especially with notable MMA (mixed martial arts) fighters like Dean Lister and Japan’s Shinya Aoki, who demonstrate their effectiveness with wins at the highest levels of competition.

Bravo unabashedly recommends marijuana, saying that it will not only improve your jujitsu game, but also your life. His openness with regard to pot has been criticized by some: Isn’t Bravo aware that he’s a respected figure, that there are young people who look up to him, that’s he’s a role model?

Yes, he is, as a matter of fact. That’s the point.

As of 2013, he has added his own podcast to the mix called Eddie Bravo Radio. He talks Conpsiracies, MMA, Life, etc., with various guests every episode including Joe Rogan, Joey CoCo Diaz and other Deathsquad players. You can find it on iTunes or at 10thPlanetJJ.com.


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