Eddie Bravo (born Edgar A. Cano) is an American martial arts instructor. After being awarded a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2003, Bravo began teaching his own-developed style of jiu-jitsu and founded 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu.
A known conspiracy theorist, he is part of the 9/11 Truth movement, publicly raising questions about the official story of the September 11 attacks. Bravo also subscribes to the idea that governments have sprayed chemtrails on unknowing civilians. In 2017, he brought back his podcast to discuss the flat Earth conspiracy. In the podcast, author Eric Dubay presented arguments that the geometrical shape of the Earth’s surface is that of an upright, flat plane and Bravo stated he agreed with them
10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu is a non-traditional system of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu developed by Eddie Bravo. It was one of the first Jiu-Jitsu school systems to not use a gi.
In 2003, after earning a black belt under Jean-Jacques Machado, Eddie Bravo opened his first 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu school in Los Angeles, California. Bravo’s system emphasizes developing students for submission-only grappling competition rather than points. He focused his jiu-jitsu training without the traditional gi, becoming one of the first jiu-jitsu schools to do so. The idea behind this was to try to implement as many of the techniques as possible in mixed martial arts (MMA) competitions. Bravo worked for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) during this time and felt high-level jiu-jitsu practitioners weren’t winning as much as they should have, mainly attributing this to them wearing a gi when training jiu-jitsu but competing in MMA without one. 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu has been controversial since its inception. Bravo’s changes to traditional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, like abandoning the gi, drew a lot of backlash and there has been debate as to how much 10th Planet techniques, most notably its iterations of the rubber guard, translates to MMA.