10th Planet Jiu Jitsu is a grappling experiment gone out of control. Eddie Bravo is a self professed non-athlete, musician from Orange County, California who is leading the advancement of no-gi jiu jitsu in the world.
Eddie’s style of no-gi jiu jitsu is a offshoot of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He received his black belt from Jean Jaques Machado who helped him in the development of the style at the start. Jean Jacques doesn’t have fingers on one of his hands so instead of grabbing the sleeve and collar of his opponent’s gi he had to use overhooks and underhooks to set up his techniques and control his opponent’s posture.
No gi Jiu Jitsu translates much more to the reality of a self defense situation because in real life your opponent will not be wearing a gi. This means that the techniques employed with no gi Jiu Jitsu will be easier to use when protecting yourself.