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Manolo “Hurricane” Hernandez is head of MMA at 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu San Diego.  He is a a forth degree Blackbelt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under coral belt “Cao” Carlos Valente.  He studied Kick Boxing underthe tutelage of Miguel Reyes. He also studied and taught at Ken Shamrock’s Lion’s Den.


Mr. Hernandez has guided athletes to the highest levels of the sport of MMA.  His students are a virtual who’s who of professional fighting. His list of students have included:

UFC and Bellator Veterans: Ken Shamrock (UFC Hall of Fame)

Pete Williams (UFC Hall of Fame)

Liz Carmouche (First ever UFC female title contender. Ranked #7 in the world)

Ilima Macfarlane (Ranked #1 in Bellator. Ranked #3 in the world)

Alex “Extemo” Soto

Walel “The Gazelle” Watson

Mike De La Torre


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