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Thursday, July 25, 2013

AIN'T NO Z IN PROKOPOS - DENNY'S GUIDE TO THE Z-GUARD.



Denny Prokopos is a name that should be well known in competition grappling. The little talked about BJJ practitioner is 10th Planet's first and youngest Black Belt. Unless your a hardcore grappling nerd or lover of all things Eddie Bravo, most of you probably have never heard of Mr. Prokopos.

Denny has been grappling for a majority of his life and he has integrated his high school wrestling with the 10th Planet system to create a style all his own. Denny is also a practitioner of yoga and recently he started teaching the Kundalini style at his 10th Planet school is San Francisco. His aggressive style has racked up a list of impressive grappling accomplishments, which include:
  • World Nogi Champion (2007 brown belt) 
  • FILA Grappling World Champion (2010) 
  • NAGA Arnold Grappling Champion (2009) 
  • World Nogi Bronze Medallist (2009) 
  • Grapplers Quest 3rd Place (2008) 
  • Pan American Bronze Medallist (2004 blue belt) 
  • USA Grappling Open Bronze Medallist (2007)

Keep his name in mind and we can assure you will be hearing more of it soon. In the meantime watch the video and you'll see Denny showing us his Z-guard to the stick shift (hook sweep.)

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