10th Planet Jiu Jitsu
10th Planet Jiu Jitsu was created by Eddie Bravo under the tutelage of Jean Jacques Machado. It is a unique style of No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that focuses on the best techniques designed to work both inside the cage dealing with punches and in No-Gi Jiu Jitsu competition. The intentionality behind the creation was to have an unorthodox style which could keep an opponent under constant control and in the threat of danger, while protecting oneself.
What separates 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu from other styles is its innovation and evolution. Some of the moves, like the rubber guard, the twister, and the lock down have taken the Jiu Jitsu community by storm because of their originality and effectiveness. The moves mentioned here are so different that opponents do not know how to react to them and they leave the practitioner in a unique position to execute with little to no defense from their opponent. Moreover, the beauty of the system does not stop there: Eddie and his students are constantly inventing new moves and counters to old moves in order to keep the style relevant and functioning. So, where other systems cease to grow, 10th Planet finds itself in a situation where its entire focus is to continue its own growth.
Our Jiu Jitsu Instructor is Chris Herzog.
Coach Herzog is the Director and Head Coach of Empire Academy/10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Rochester and has been training in the martial arts for nearly 40 years. Retired from competition, Chris was a nationally ranked Judo competitor who also fought and medaled internationally in Submission Grappling, Sambo and Combat Sambo.
Along with having earned Blackbelts in several traditional martial arts, Coach Herzog is 4th degree Blackbelt in Judo, 2nd degree Blackbelt in 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu under Eddie Bravo, Blackbelt in Kickboxing and is also a certified Russian Sambo & Combat Sambo Instructor (UFRS). Chris is a trainer to many amateur and pro MMA and Kickboxing fighters. Chris has spent a lifetime traveling and training with the best in combat sports and now travels frequently teaching seminars all over the country.