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Eddie Bravo

Eddie Bravo
Eddie demonstrating his signature guard, the rubber guard
Born Edgar A. Cano[1]
(1970-05-15) May 15, 1970
Santa Ana, California, US
Other names The Twister, Edgey Brah
Residence Hollywood, California, United States
Nationality American
Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu, Freestyle Wrestling
Teacher(s) Jean-Jacques Machado
Rank      3rd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Notable students Matt Mitrione, Tait Fletcher, Dan Hardy, Jung Chan-Sung, Alan Jouban, Ben Saunders[2]

Eddie Bravo (born Edgar Cano on May 15, 1970) is a Mexican-American practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu who holds a third degree black belt under Jean-Jacques Machado of the Machado family lineage.[3] He is most famous for his win against Royler Gracie by triangle choke in the 2003 Abu Dhabi Submission Wrestling championships while still only a brown belt.[4]

Bravo's particular style of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, called

  • 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu – Official website for Eddie Bravo & 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu
  • The Twister – Myspace page

External links

  1. ^ California Birth Index > Edgar A. Cano
  2. ^ MuscleTalk Interviews Dan Hardy
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See also

Result Opponent Method Event Date Time Notes
Draw Royler Gracie Draw Metamoris III March 29, 2014 20:00 Draw
Loss Alexandre 'Soca' Freitas Forfeit (injury) Abu Dhabi 2003 2003 Bronze
Loss Leo Vieira Points Abu Dhabi 2003 2003 Semi-Finals
Win Royler Gracie Submission (triangle choke) Abu Dhabi 2003 2003 Quarterfinals
Win Gustavo Dantas Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Abu Dhabi 2003 2003 Elimination Rnd.
Win Alan Teo Points NA ADCC Quals 2002 2002 Finals
Win Shawn Krysa Points NA ADCC Quals 2002 2002 Semifinals
Win Mark Ashton Submission (Rear Naked Choke) NA ADCC Quals 2002 2002 Quarterfinals

Submission grappling record

Jigoro KanoMitsuyo MaedaCarlos Gracie, Sr.Carlos Gracie, Jr.Jean Jacques Machado → Eddie Bravo

Instructor lineage

In addition, he has also released two DVDs. The first, The Twister, contains several matches from Bravo's competition career, beginning with matches as a blue belt and culminating with his match against Royler Gracie. The second DVD, Mastering the Rubber Guard, is a three-disc instructional that concentrates on moves from the rubber guard, a guard that Bravo is largely responsible for popularizing.

  • Jiu Jitsu Unleashed (2005)
  • Mastering the Rubber Guard (2006)[18]
  • Mastering the Twister (2007)[19]
  • Advanced Rubber Guard (2014)[20]

Eddie Bravo has released several instructional manuals:

Instructional materials


  • Instructional materials 1
  • Instructor lineage 2
  • Submission grappling record 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Bravo had a highly anticipated rematch against Royler Gracie on March 29, 2014 at Metamoris III in a submission only jiu-jitsu competition format.[12] The match ended as a draw after the 20 minutes ran out due to the no points rule. Despite the official result of a draw, many media outlets praised Bravo's use of constant pressure, sweeps, and submission attempts in controlling the match and almost ending it at the end with a combination calf slicer and toe lock that Bravo calls the "Vaporizer."[13][14][15] While there was some controversy after the match (Royce Gracie confronting Bravo),[16] the match was lauded for its action with some calling it an early candidate for fight of the year.[17]

Bravo lives in the Los Angeles area where he runs his own 10th Planet, currently headquartered at Tapout LA[11] He published several BJJ instructional materials.

Bravo has advocated marijuana as performance enhancing in several interviews and attributed his ability to develop his creative style of jiu-jitsu to his own marijuana use in Mastering the Rubber Guard.[9][10]

[8] Some critics condemn the unusual names that Bravo gives moves: The Zombie (a technique for trapping an opponent's hand on the mat), Crackhead Control (a technique for preventing opponents from standing up to escape rubber guard), and The Electric Chair (a submission from Lockdown, a modified half guard that Bravo favors, that stretches the opponent's groin muscles).[7]

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