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Conor Heun

10th Planet Denver Head Coach, Conor Heun has over 36 years of grappling experience under his 1st degree black belt. He started in combat sports as a wrestler earning state titles in Freestyle and  Greco  Roman before competing internationaly. After wrestling at Ithaca College, he moved to L.A. in 2005 and started training No Gi Jiu Jitsu under Eddie Bravo. After a successful  MMA career fighting in the IFL, Elite XC, and Strikeforce, Coach Heun returned to Colorado to open 10th Planet Denver, realizing his life long goal of becoming a head coach.

Heather Jo Clark

Head MMA Coach and Manager, Heather Jo Clark spent her life seeking out and training under the best coaches in the world including Greg Jackson, Mike Winklejohn, Robert Follis, and   Eddie Bravo. Her technique has proven successful at the highest levels of MMA with fights in Invicta, Bellator, and the UFC. Heather has over 10 years of MMA experience under her 10th Planet Brown Belt and is passionate about sharing her Nogi knowledge with the 10th Planet Denver team. Heather is available for private lessons at $100 per hour.

Conor Heun

10th Planet Denver Head Coach, Conor Heun has over 36 years of grappling experience under his 1st degree black belt. He started in combat sports as a wrestler earning state titles in Freestyle and  Greco Roman before competing internationaly. After wrestling at Ithaca College, he moved to L.A. in 2005 and started training No-gi Jiu Jitsu under Eddie Bravo. After a successful  MMA career fighting in the IFL, Elite XC, and Strikeforce, Coach Heun returned home to Colorado to open 10th Planet Denver, realizing his life long goal of building his own team. Conor may be available for private lessons at $150 per hour.

To get to know Conor a little better be sure to check out his Blog.

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Heather Jo Clark

Head MMA Coach and Manager, Heather Jo Clark spent her life seeking out and training under the best coaches in the world including Greg Jackson, Mike Winklejohn, Robert Follis, and   Eddie Bravo. Her technique has proven successful at the highest levels of MMA with fights in Invicta, Bellator, and the UFC. Heather has over 10 years of MMA experience under her 10th Planet Brown Belt and is passionate about sharing her No-gi knowledge with the 10th Planet Denver team. Heather is available for private lessons at $100 per hour.

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Adam Davila

Adam Davila started his Jiu Jitsu journey at Northern Illinois University when he joined their Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club in 2014. He was seeking a change in lifestyle and Jiu Jitsu made the most sense to him. It brought him discipline, purpose, and an outlet for his competitive nature. Despite having to take breaks in training to allow for life events, he never lost his passion for Jiu Jitsu and has since become one of the most active competitors at 10th Planet Denver, winning gold in multiple submission only tournaments at Blue Belt. Adam has been training with 10th Planet Denver since day one and truly relishes the opportunity to share his knowledge as a coach. Adam is available for private lessons at $60 per hour.

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Zane

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Zane began his exploration into Jiu Jitsu in 2009, when he spent a short time training in the Gi in Australia. After a two year hiatus and move to San Francisco, he discovered 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu and settled into a steady training schedule. He spent the next 7+ years dedicating his time to training and competing under Denny Prokopos (Eddie Bravo's first Black Belt). During this time, he progressed from white to brown belt. Zane has had the pleasure of training with some of 10th Planet's and Northern California's most decorated and skilled grapplers, gaining knowledge and technique along the way. After recently relocating to the Mile High City, Zane was thrilled to find a new home at 10th Planet Denver. He brings a well-rounded and individualistic approach to the mat. Zane is available for private lessons at $80 per hour.

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Mike Conigliaro

Mike met Coach Heun at a bar playing Street Fighter 2 in 2012. After beating Conor over and over using nearly every character in the game, Conor invited him to the Jiu Jitsu gym hoping to even the score. Mike barely knew what jiu-jitsu was when he first stepped onto the mats and although he had no prior martial arts experience, a lifetime of skateboarding had made him tough and resiliant. He struggled at first but refused to give up and soon found grappling to be a powerful vehicle for personal development and a community of some of the most inspiring people he ever met. Having spent time training in both traditional gi based Jiu Jitsu and the 10th Planet Style, Mike brings a very well rounded game to his teaching. These days, Mike jokes about being a “jiu-jitsu evangelist” as he strives to make better people through jiu-jitsu. He helps new practitioners feel comfortable in a sport that can be intimidating and fosters a friendly atmosphere where everyone can feel empowered to become the best version of themself. Mike is available for private lessons at $70 per hour.

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Rick Siegrist

For most of Rick's life, fitness has been a priority. Through college, Rick led bootcamp classes for the sorority girls at the University of Arizona, while supplementing his income working at a vitamin shop. When he found his professional career interfering with his health, Rick cut ties from his purely corporate existence, trading in his airline and hotel status for a chance to chase his curiosities. Over the last 5 years, Rick has earned certifications from NASM, Strong First, ISSA, Qi Flow (Flow Method & Cycling) and CrossFit while teaching at several studios around Denver, including Qi Flow, Monkey Bar, Movement Climbing + Fitness, and Fitness in the City. His movement style follows a progression of stability to strength, strength to power while putting a premium on mastering the basics, improving range of motion and the ability to make movements pretty. His hope is that you leave the training environment more physically prepared to take on jiu jitsu or any of the other dozens of activities Colorado has to offer.

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Joe Haines

Joe has been practicing yoga and meditation for over 10 years. He began his Jiu Jitsu practice at 10th Planet Denver in the fall of 2019 after meeting coach Heun at a yoga class in Westminster. After talking with Conor for a while, Joe decided to check it out in an effort to "become more warrior, less poet." After a few classes he became hooked, fascinated by the interplay between the two seemingly disparate disciplines of Yoga and Jiu Jitsu.

 

Joe’s yoga class is designed to open your body and relax your mind after a hard day of rolling on the mats. No yoga experience is necessary to enjoy his classes, simply click here and show up on the mat with an open mind and a willingness to explore your body using your breath. 

 

You can catch Joe's classes online using the Zoom app.

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Alberto Martinez

It’s easy to recognize Albert in a crowd, his multitude of tattoos are hard to miss. After 15 years as a professional tattooer Albert decided to broaden his scope and began yoga teacher training at Veda Yoga in Los Angeles. His goal was to unify Yoga, Pranayama, (breath-work) and Jiu-Jitsu as seamlessly as possible in a series called Warrior Yoga.

 

Albert first fell in love with the practice of Jiu-Jitsu in 2015 in North Carolina. After moving home to his birth place in South Florida he began training with American Top Team, where he received his Blue belt . When his travels brought him to L.A. in January of 2017, he joined 10th Planet West L.A., training under Eddie Bravo's highest ranked black belt, Scott Epstein.

 

Since moving to Colorado, Albert has been dedicated to growing with the team at 10th Planet Denver and now leads our 6:00am online guided breath-work and mindfulness class.

 

He can be reached at Albertomartinezarts@gmail.com 

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6161 W. 44th Ave. Suite 150

Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

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