Eddie Bravo is an American martial arts instructor, comedian, and musician. He developed an interest in athletics and joined his high school wrestling team. Growing Up, he took to music and started playing drums, and guitar. In 1991 Bravo moved to Hollywood, California to pursue his music career.
He formed a band titled ‘Blackened Kill Symphony’. He got a gym membership but visited only twice. In 1994, after watching Royce Gracie win an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), he joined karate classes and decided to become a Brazilian-jiu-Jitsu. Bravo also attended a Jeet Kune Do academy from 1996 to 98.
He is one of the leading practitioners of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Eddie is of Mexican descent and was born on 15 May 1970 in Santa Ana, California. Unlike other Martial arts practitioners, his path to stardom involved several twists, and turns. For instance-dabbling in wrestling while he was in high school.
He is of 52 years, 83 kg, and 5ft 8 inches. The Twister (nickname) after earning a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu began teaching his self-development style and founded the 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu.
He is a recurring guest on The Joe Rogan Experience. He makes his fortune from his career as a UFC analyst and Jiu-Jitsu competitor. He, with his family, is happily living in Los Angeles.
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In 1998 he decided to stop martial arts schools from focusing on Brazilian jiu-jitsu. In 1999, he earned a purple cap and started developing his signature guard. In 2003, he entered in 145lbs/66 kg division of the Abu-Dhabi Combat Club. He defeated Gustavo Dantas in the elimination round. On his return to the United States after the competition, he was awarded a black belt.
In 2014, he founded the Eddie Bravo Invitational. In 2016, it was announced that the EBI, and UFC partnered together to feature EBI events on the UFC’s streaming service.
He is a strong proponent of Cannabis. Although marijuana and music mixed well and soon, he dared to combine it with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
His real name was Edgar A. Cano, but he changed his surname to Bravo. Bravo is the name of his stepfather. Both of his parents are Mexican. He thanks his stepfather for pushing him to be what he is today.
Eddie will be back in UFC in 2021 when all CJJ world champions are established in each weight division. To a post from BJJ world, Bravo is bringing back EBI to run alongside his tournament CJJ. The move will take place once there are established champions in each weight class of CJJ. Bravo is now in 2 brands ‘Smoke Serpent’, and ‘Hook Thieves’.