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.
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 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.
10th Planet Denver is always looking for qualified coaches. If you are interested in becoming a part of the 10th Planet Denver coaching staff, the first thing to do is let us know! We only hire from within so if you havent already joined the team that is the first step to making your dream a reality. 10th Planet Denver is founded upon the belief that as our weakest member gets stronger our team as a whole gets stronger. Everyone on the team has a duty as not only a student, but also as a teacher. We are a community that thrives by lifting one another up. We believe that when we help our fellow man we help ourselves. A rising tide lifts all ships! We as coaches are working everyday to develop the next generation of 10th Planet leaders. Jiu Jitsu has changed our lives for the better and made all our dreams come true and we would love nothing more than to see the 10th Planet System have the same positive impact on your life. So what are you waiting for? Join the team, let us know you want to become a coach and start living the life you deserve today!