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910 South Amphlett Blvd, San Mateo CA 94402
415 218 8848

Why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Come for the Fitness, Stay for the Transformation

“Jiu Jitsu literally saved my life.”

Those are the words of Adam Sachnoff, 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu San Mateo founder and owner. Before finding Jiu Jitsu, Adam struggled with low confidence, poor body image, and a lack of direction.

“I was on a path to self-destruction. I was over 300 lbs and depressed. I had no direction and no motivation

After my first Jiu-Jitsu class, I was hooked. I found my passion and trained two times a day for 6 days a week. I lost over 80lbs and have kept it off for more than 11 years. I gained confidence, made friends, and found my purpose.

Jiu Jitsu transformed my life and it’s my mission to share this life-changing opportunity with as many people as possible.

I don’t care if you’re a former athlete, an out of shape beginner, a skinny kid, or a busy mom—I want you in my gym. I’m looking for anyone who wants to learn this amazing art form, desperately wants to better their lives, and wants to be a part of a supportive and positive community.”

Adam is the head instructor at 10th Planet Brazilian Jiu Jitsu San Mateo.

He has won multiple Brazilian Jiu Jitsu championships and has competed at the world championship level. Adam achieved his 1st-degree blackbelt under the famed Eddie Bravo and has over a decade of experience.

At 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu San Mateo, we offer beginner and advanced classes for the entire family. Each instructor is a high-level martial artist, many with championship backgrounds.

Click the link below to sign up for a program or a trial class.


Meet the Team

Alan Sanchez

Daytime Instructor

“I want to help people better understand themselves through Jiu Jitsu the way that I have.”  Alan Sanchez is a 1st-degree black belt trained by Adam Sachnoff. Alan holds several titles including the “Battle for Olympus” 170 lbs Champion, IBJJF World Championship, and is a 3x NAGA Expert Champion.

Ian Sulcer

Program Director/ Assistant Instructor

Coach Ian Sulcer runs the front desk and keeps the gym running smoothly. He also assists with the kids & adult classes.