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Frank Barca

Head Instructor

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  • 190b Sussex Street
  • Coburg
  • Victoria
  • 3058
  • Australia


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Frank Barca has trained every year at 10th Planet Jiu-jitsu HQ LA, since 2006, coming in contact with many MMA Legends and many other elite MMA fighters in Hollywood at one of the most sought after training facilities, Tapout Gym.

He is the first Australian to embrace these submission strategies whole-heartedly, having devoted himself to the system over the last 8 years, and is teaching this unique style of submission grappling for the first time in this country.

It started in 2006 for Barca as he embarked on a journey to Hollywood to see for himself what the fuss was all about. He chased down the founder of 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu, Eddie Bravo, and found something truly unique and very effective.

So effective in fact, that he returned to LA many more times in the subsequent years – 11 times to date.
Frank is not only a regular on the 10th Planet JJ mat under Eddie Bravo’s direct guidance, but was also awarded 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Affiliation by Eddie Bravo personally, during his 3rd trip to LA in October 2008 upon receiving his blue belt. 

The Affiliation is based on mastering 75% of the 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu system, a minimum of 4 years in grappling (Frank has been working on his ground game for almost 12 years) and proven mat sparring application of the world famous 10th Planet JJ system.

By becoming an affiliate at that time, Frank Barca became the first person outside of America and North America licensed to teach authentic 10th Planet Rubber guard, Twister and Half-guard attacks as well as the many other attacks specific to 10th Planet JJ.
Frank has been Eddie Bravo’s 1st generation student since 2006. In November 2009, Frank was awarded his Purple belt. In 2012 he was promoted to brown belt by Eddie.

Frank has been traveling extensively, teaching 10th Planet JJ seminars in many states around Australia as well as taking the game off shore. This approach continues to be well received, not only the grappling fraternity, but it has also proven to be extremely popular among MMA community.

This has provided Frank with many eager students not only in Melbourne, but also in Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and now in Sydney and Western Australia. Frank also has the Goulburn Valley region, Newcastle and the central coast of NSW developing as well.

The appeal continues to spread into new areas of the country, as the uniqueness of the 10th Planet JJ system continues to take the nation by storm.
Spending countless hours on the mat with Eddie’s top black and brown belts has provided Frank with a valuable insight into the world of MMA / submission only Jiu Jitsu.

Frank is regularly in contact with them making certain that quality stays in check, updating the evolution taking place weekly at HQ where Master Eddie teaches every day.

At any given time the 10th Planet training area is filled with professional MMA fighters searching for an edge in their game: Tony El Cucuy Ferguson, Kelvin Gastelum, Alan Brama Jouban and Ben Saunders to name a few. In the sub only world, we see some of the best Jiu Jitsu fighters on the planet utilise 10th Planet strategies regularly. Internationally famed grapplers like Garry Tonon, Jeff Glover, Jake Shields, and Caio Terra, in addition to 10th Planet blackbelts like Geo Martinez (2015 ADCC finalist) Ritchie Martinez, Denny Prokopos and Nathan Orchard all repping at the top level.

Frank Barca opened 10th planet JJ Melbourne officially on the 1st December 2008, delivering the 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu system daily so that all can benefit from Eddie Bravo’s unique approach to no gi grappling.

The rapid improvement that a student shows within 3 months training through a safe and scientific structured class in the 10th Planet JJ system, is staggering! When a student applies his or her time to developing the necessary skills in it, then the skills develop super-fast. In no gi/MMA competition, developing quickly and efficiently is an absolute necessity. Frank Barca's delivery of the 10th planet system is based on the key ingredients that make it effective immediately, and one that has been tried and tested at top level competition on the mat and in the cage. 

If it’s no gi grappling you want to train in, then 10th Planet JJ Melbourne is THE academy for learning no gi submission grappling for no gi competition and MMA. 

Joe Rogan describes the effectiveness of 10th Planet JJ best. ”If you are not familiar with the 10th Planet system, and you roll with a 10th Planet fighter…. you’re f#$%..”

Frank teaches daily, delivering seminars, private lessons and regular classes from his academy in the Northern suburbs of Victoria, Coburg, at the Precision Martial Arts Academy –the home of 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Melbourne.

For more information about training with Frank Barca or hosting a seminar in your school, please call 0403482228 or email Frank Barca below.

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