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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Mike met Coach Heun 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.
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.
Tony began training Mixed Martial Arts in Nebraska at Nick Norris' Bomb Squad MMA when he was just 17. Now, with seven professional fights under his belt, Tony is excited to teach his elusive and dangerous style of striking to the students at 10th Planet Denver.
Tony started training just to stay in shape but soon fell in love with the intricate dance of striking on the feet. Once he was exposed to the aggressive clinched base style of grappling taught at 10th Planet, Tony began to enjoy the ground game just as much.
Last year he was awarded his 10th Planet Blue Belt by Coach Heun and is becoming just as dangerous on the ground as he is standing. Be sure to follow Tony's rise up the rankings as he continues to build his reputation as a finishing fighter.
Tony is available for private lessons at $60 per hour.
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.
Ryan brings over 23 years of grappling experince to the mats. He started wrestling when he was 5 and found submission grappling in the Marines where he made the All Marines Wrestling Team near the end of his enlistment and won the 2013 Armed Forces Championship. After leaving the Marines he made a run on the Olympic circuit in 2016 rising to 9th in the country in Greco. While competing internationally, Ryan coached several different programs in New Jersey including the male and female national olympic youth teams, kids transitional programs at local Jiu Jitsu gyms and local UFC fighters. Sharing his understanding of wrestling carries tremendous value for Ryan because of the tremendous positive effect it had in his life. Ryan is grateful to give back to the sport and share his knowledge with the 10th Planet Denver Team.
Ryan is available for privates at $100 per hour.
Following months of encouragement from her partner, professional fighter Shane “Bubba” Grant, Tarin first stepped on the mats in 2015 at Low Summit BJJ. She started training to lose weight and get in shape, but fell in love with the competitive nature of the sport. After just 3 months of training, Tarin took home the silver medal in her first competition. When 10th Planet Denver opened in 2018 she became a regular on the mats several times a week and her hard work paid off in April of 2019 when she earned her blue belt. When the opportunity to teach was presented, Tarin couldn't wait to start sharing her knowledge and building the women’s team at 10th Planet Denver.
Tarin is available for privates at $60 per hour.