"COACH B. BROWN" is a black belt under 10th Planet founder Eddie Bravo, and has been training with Eddie since 2006! He started at the Bomb Squad when it was the only 10th Planet, which now has over 100 Moons orbiting around the 10th Planet HQ in Los Angeles. One of Bryan's goals has been to become the head instructor of his own Moon. His heart lies in creating the best atmosphere, training partners, and best instruction in our community.
Outside of his life of jiu jitsu, Coach Bryan has quite the musical talent.
Women's Self Defense Coach
Assistant Jiu Jitsu Coach
"THE HONEY BADGER" started training jiu jitsu in September 2011 and fell in love with it the first day. She is a brown belt under Coach Bryan Brown at 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Jacksonville. Mattie's attention to detail has made her a great asset to the team.
Her love for jiu jitsu is only surpassed by her love for empowering women through self defense. She runs our women's self defense program known as Athena: Women's Self Defense.
*Photo credit: Jesse Brantman
10th Planet Orange Park Instructor
"STORM" is the instructor at our 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Orange Park location. Storm received his Brown belt in 2020 from Coach Bryan Brown. Storm has a gift for breaking down and explaining both complex and basic techniques in a comprehensible way. He has a 10 year back ground in the art of Goju-ryu Karate, and in 2008, was introduced to the art of Brazilian jiu jitsu. Humbled by his experience, he was immediately hooked. In 2009, he was introduced to 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu, but didn't get the opportunity to train in it until Bryan Brown brought 10th Planet to Jacksonville in 2016. Beyond his jiu jitsu endeavors, Storm has received a degree in Sports Medicine Athletic Training and a doctorate in Chiropractic.
Sam is our Greco-Roman wrestling coach, a jiu jitsu brown belt under Coach Bryan Brown, and has his wrestling USA coaching card. Sam began wrestling at age 14 and continued through all of highschool. His last 3 years of highschool he wrestled under the supervision of Tony Ramos and Joe Sheffield, who had competed and coached for the marine corps wrestling team. Sam currently holds an amateur MMA record of 3-3.
Sam one day hopes to open a gym and be pillar in his community for his family. He has a big heart for all children, special needs in particular. For a year Sam helped run a special Olympics weight lifting team and for 8 years, was a member, then a volunteer for Hoops N’ Dreams (an after school basketball program that allows for able bodied and disabled kids to interact).
(Pro) 4-0 | 125/135 lb
(Pro) 0-1 | 115 lb
(Ammy) 4-4 | 170 lb
(Ammy) 0-1 | 215 lb
(Ammy) 3-3 | 185 lb
(Ammy) 1-1 | 145 lb