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The style is based on No Gi grappling which uses clinching techniques utilising underhooks, overhooks, and other grips that don’t depend on the use of grabbing clothing (the gi) to gain an advantage.


This style was developed after seeing the early success of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu had drastically declined in Mixed Martial Arts and mainly the UFC. 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu, although being a complete system of No Gi Jiu Jitsu is most known for its signature positions such as the Lockdown (a half guard position), the Rubber guard (a clinching form of the guard in which the bottom player uses their leg to control the

posture of their opponent), and the Twister.


The main premise behind 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu is that the art should keep evolving, finding new ways to attack and counter and never become stagnant. The head instructor of 10th Planet Darlington is Luke Randell. Luke was the first person in the UK awarded his blue belt by Sean Bollinger in the 10th Planet system in February 2011, Sean is one of Eddie Bravo’s top black belts. And then later Sean awarded Luke his Purple belt in February 2012 (Sean’s first purple belt in the UK).

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