10th Planet Irvine
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The 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu kids class curriculum is based on giving your kids the ability to walk around school with confidence, while gifting them the attributes of self- discipline, patience, and wellness. We focus on anti-bullying techniques and strive to prepare our youth to become leaders and productive members of their community. Jiu Jitsu for kids include many benefits such as increasing flexibility, muscle endurance, and development of problem-solving skills. Learning Jiu Jitsu promotes self-discipline while simultaneously increasing the use of problem solving skills and brain function.
No Gi Jiu-Jitsu
Planet Jiu Jitsu revolves around the concept of training without the use of the Kimono. Our belief is that this will bring our students a more realistic view of fighting and actual overall practicality of self-defense scenarios. Because we believe that you do not need the use of the Gi/Kimono to fully experience the essence of Jiu Jitsu, our philosophy branches off from the traditional and focuses on modern techniques that will mold you into a true martial artist.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was developed from Japanese Jiu Jitsu, the primary difference is that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is based on the principles that a smaller human can defend and subdue a larger attacker using leverage and technique. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu primarily focuses on Gi(kimono) and uses joint manipulation and choke holds to encourage an attacker/opponent to concede. Both Gi an Nogi styles are martial arts that take place on the ground. The main difference between Gi and Nogi is Gi uses grips and slower style vs Nogi uses Over/Under hooks and a faster style.
Andy Balmore Prudencio
Andy Balmore Prudencio started his Mixed Martial Arts path at the age of 16 in 2002. Being a fan of the early UFC, he persuade an MMA career for himself as soon as he turned 18. He spent all his days focusing on Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling, boxing and Muay Thai which paid him dividends ending his professional Mixed Martial Arts career with a record of 8-1 and an undefeated amateur record as well. He stepped away from MMA to focus on supporting and being there for his wife and first born. Although he stepped away from MMA, he continued to train Jiu-Jitsu and really fell in love with Jiu-Jitsu when his training partner and mentor Casey Halstead introduced him to Eddie Bravo and the 10th Planet System. It was the freedom of expression and creativity that made him fall in love with Jiu-Jitsu again. From there he trained under Casey Halstead and helped coach the up and coming fighters. He then helped open up the first 10th Planet in Orange County , 10th Planet Costa Mesa which he later became a partner in. Andy has now been coaching Jiu-Jitsu and MMA for 7 years and became Casey Halstead’s first Black Belt.
Andy is also the Event Coordinator and Stage Manager for the Eddie Bravo Invitational, in this role Andy gets to work closely with Eddie Bravo and Victor Davila as well as some of the greatest talent in Jiu Jitsu. As a coach, Andy is fully dedicated to his students by not only developing their Jiu Jitsu but mentoring them personally. He loves to watch people develop on the mats and watch it pour over off the mats. To Andy, coaching is not just about teaching a move, it’s about inspiring and being of service to others. He believes If he can help you live a more mindful, health conscious life then you will do the same for others..
Michael started his martial arts journey as a teen, kickboxing, and in high school wrestling. Once introduced to jiu-jitsu as an adult, he was immediately hooked. He began training in the Gi in 2015. After a couple of years, he joined the 10th Planet Orange County team. Mike currently holds a purple belt rank and leads the kids' program at 10th Planet Orange.