Our instructors are highly dedicated to helping you achieve your martial arts and fitness goals. Whether you want to get in shape or compete professionally, our experts are here to guide you.

Head Instructor

Brian Debes

Brian Debes, also known as the Barncat, is the head instructor at 10th Planet Beaumont Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts. He is an extremely successful commpetitor in no-gi grappling competition.

Brian Debes is a certified 10th Planet Black Belt Jiu-Jitsu instructor ranked under its founder, Master Eddie Bravo. Debes is an extremely successful competitor in no-gi grappling. He has over 10 years of no-gi grappling experience, and is ranked in Kuk Sool Won.

In 2013, Brian became the #1 ranked no-gi grappler in the United States of America according to “RANKED” and was also voted 10th planet’s “Nibiru Warrior of the year”.

Martial Arts Experience:

  • Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt (under Master Eddie Bravo)

Notable Awards:

  • (2013) Voted 10th Planet’s “Nibiru Warrior of the Year”
  • (2013) Nationally Ranked #1 Men’s No-Gi Adult (RANKED)

2014 Competitive Accomplishments:

  • Midwest Submission Challenge 1k Pro tournament
  • 2nd Place Gracie Worlds: Black Belt 145 lb division
  • 2nd Place Nashville Pro Tournament

2013 Competitive Accomplishments:

  • 1st Place – U.S. Nationals Grappling Championship (NAGA)
  • 1st Place – Southwest Grappling Championship (NAGA)
  • 1st Place – Tennessee Grappling Championship (NAGA)
  • 1st Place – Dallas Grappling Championship (NAGA)
  • 1st Place – American Grappling Federation’s Spring Classic
  • 1st Place – Dungal No-Gi Grappling Championships
  • 1st Place – 4oz Sub only round robin tournament

2012 Competitive Accomplishments:

  • 1st Place – Dallas Grappling Championship (NAGA)

2011 Competitive Accomplishments:

  • 1st Place – World Jiu Jitsu Championship (NAGA)

Judo Instructor

Jim Debes

Jim Debes is the lead Judo instructor at 10th Planet Beaumont Jiu-Jitsu and MMA. He is also a professional photographer who takes pictures of 10th Planet's tournaments and seminars.

Jim Debes is the Judo Instructor for 10th Planet Beaumont. Debes is a certified Judo Black Belt, having obtained his rank from the USJA National Promotion Board on February 11, 1983. He also has a black belt in Karate.

Debes began using Judo in conjunction with Karate around 1977, long before the first UFC.

Martial Arts Experience:

  • Judo Black Belt
  • Karate Black Belt

Head of Fitness and Kickboxing

Cody Williams

Cody Williams, professional mixed martial arts fighter and kickboxing instructor at 10th Planet Beaumont Jiu-Jitsu.

Cody Williams is the head Fitness and Kickboxing Instructor at 10th Planet Beaumont. Nicknamed “Wolverine”, Cody is a professional mixed martial artist known for his exceptional physical conditioning and dangerous stand up. In terms of conditioning or competitive weight cutting, he is one of the foremost experts in his field.

Martial Arts Experience:

  • 14-6 MMA Record
  • 2x Featherweight TRCAA Champion
  • Defending IXFA Bantamweight Champion
  • Legacy FC 8 Competitor
  • Legacy FC 9 “Fight of the Night” Recipient
  • Legacy FC 10 Competitor
  • IXFA 7 “Fight of the Night” Recipient
  • TRCAA 8, 6, and 3 “Fight of the Night” Recipient
  • TRCAA 5 “Knock Out of the Night” Recipient

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