10th Planet Covina
We are the premiere Martial Arts Dojo in the San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
We typically offer group classes. They are fun and all of the experienced students and coaches are helpful with new students.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have been doing combat sports for over 10+ years. I am a brown belt directly under 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu founder Eddie Bravo.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Trial Class is $20 with discount code "kuwy10p"
Regarding future membership payments we have a variety of plans that range from $50 a month to $200.
We also have private lesson packages that you can inquire about.
How did you get started teaching?
Like many, I started teaching out of my garage just for fun. I found that teaching was my passion and calling in life. I decided to open my own gym under 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu. Our Covina location has been open for only 2 years and already we are dominating the local scene, and have a reputation as being the premier location for Martial Arts training.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with all types. Overweight, Depressed, Learning disabilities. We can help any type of new student.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
A student recently complemented my teaching structure and curriculum. It's easy to understand for beginners, and it shows them how if they train hard, they can one day become an advanced level student.
I've also been complemented on our gym's culture and atmosphere. Everyone at 10th Planet Covina is very friendly and willing to help others, no egos. Everyone is here to learn and improve themselves.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
I would recommend that the student take a class wherever they go. A lot of people just price shop to find the cheapest option. Most often than not, you get what you pay for. Martial Arts gyms are not 24 hour fitness or LA Fitness. There is so much more that goes into a good dojo. Like how personable the instructors are, how nice are the other students, and if they feel like they can truly grow in that community.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Figure out your WHY.
What is the motivation behind why you want to train Martial Arts. If it's just to get in shape. You'll probably want to go with 24 hour fitness because its cheap.
But if you are looking for community, friendship, connection.
Self Defense, REAL Fight Skills, and adversity. Then Martial Arts is for you.
Also, pay attention to how the class structure is designed. Not just the isntructors belt rank.
Many Martial Arts gyms have no teaching structure. They warm up for 20 minutes, teach 1 random technique, and have students spar with no direction. It's chaos.
At 10th Planet Covina. Students are paired up with other beginners to learn the basics of the techniques. We practice techniques slowly for a long period of time so the student can maximize their learning. We have an in depth progression system so students can visibly see their transition from beginner > intermediate > advanced.
The biggest advice I can give is to just jump in. If you don't fall in love with the place after a few days, try another place, and eventually you'll find your match. Good luck!