Eddie Bravo is an American-born martial arts teacher, stand-up comedian, music producer, and author. As one of the most polarizing figures in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu martial arts, Bravo is the founder of the 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu and also the founder of the Eddie Bravo Invitational (EBI) tournament.
Eddie Bravo Bio (Age)
Eddie Bravo was born on May 15, 1970 in Los Angeles County, California, as Edgar A. Cano. Later, however, he dropped his biological father’s last name and adopted that of his stepfather. His parents are both from Mexico. Bravo was a very active teenager as he developed an interest in both music and sports. He learned to play the guitar at the age of 10 and was a member of the American football team in high school. Apart from that Eddie was a member of the school’s wrestling team.
During the 1980s, Eddie Bravo played in various music groups. Finally, in 1991, with a dream to start his music career, he moved to Hollywood, California. He formed his first music band ‘Blackened Kill Symphony’, a rap-metal and gothic band, which was not entirely successful. Bravo also worked as a DJ to support himself.
Through several visits to the gym, Eddie Bravo developed an interest in martial arts and karate. In 1994, he was inspired to pursue a professional career in martial arts after witnessing legendary martial artist Royce Gracie win several UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) titles. Bravo was trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by Jean Jacques Machado, a member of the famous Machado martial arts family. From 1996 to 1998 he also trained in the Jeet Kune Do martial arts system.
When his training was completed, Bravo decided to give up any other form of martial art in order to concentrate fully on Jiu-Jitsu. He earned both a blue and a purple belt in relatively quick succession. He also developed his own characteristic techniques, including the submission grip of the spinal lock and rubber protection.
After receiving the brown belt in Jiu-Jitsu, Eddie Bravo joined the 145 lb/66 kg division of the 2003 Abu-Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) Submission Wrestling World Championship, which was a major career highlight for the Jiu-Jitsu enthusiast. Although he did not win the tournament, Bravo gained international fame after defeating Gustavo Dantas in the elimination round and also defeating four-time World Champion and three-time ADCC Champion Royler Gracie in the quarter-finals.
After his meteoric rise to fame, Eddie Bravo was awarded a black belt by his teacher Jean Jacques Machado upon his return to the United States. Bravo eventually developed the 10th planet Jiu-Jitsu, a non-traditional system of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The first 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu school is located in Los Angeles, California. He has also written several books about the 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu martial arts discipline.
Planet Jiu-Jitsu Martial Arts Discipline. In 2003, Eddie Bravo briefly worked as a sketch comedy writer for Comedy Central’s The Man Show. He also served as UFC post-fight analyst, commentator, reporter, and unofficial judge. In addition to his UFC duties, Bravo also worked as a fight commentator for other martial arts promotions such as Pride Fighting Championships and King of the Cage. In 2010, he gave up his media appearances in order to concentrate fully on his self-developed Jiu-Jitsu style. In 2014 Bravo founded the Eddie Bravo Invitational (EBI), a grappling tournament without GI, which is exclusively focused on submission. Since then he has also introduced Combat Jiu-Jitsu events. In 2018, Bravo returned to the media when he began appearing in comedy shows.
His Family, Wife, and Son
Eddie Bravo is married to Lux Kassidy. The duo got engaged after a long period of engagement. In March 2012, as they planned their wedding, they welcomed their first child together, a son named Draco Lee Bravo. After the birth of their son, they finally put their wedding on hold.
Eddie Bravo’s Net Worth
Since his involvement with martial arts in the 1990s, Eddie Bravo has remained a prominent figure in the sport. Having made a smooth transition from fighter to the instructor, Bravo has remained equally consistent in promoting his self-developed 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu system. Planet Jiu-Jitsu System. All this, together with his numerous media appearances, brings the net value of the martial arts promoter to an estimated $1.5 million.
Height and Other Body Measurements
Eddie Bravo stands at an impressive height of 173 cm (5 feet 8 inches) and holds a bodyweight of 66 kg (146 lb). He has a chest measurement of 38 inches (96.5 cm) with biceps and a waist measurement of 30 inches (37 cm) and 30 inches (14.5 cm).