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adam
davila

Adam Davila started his journey at Northern Illinois University when he joined their Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club in 2014. He was seeking a change in lifestyle and Jiu Jitsu made the most sense to him. It brought him discipline, purpose, and an outlet for his competitive nature.

 

Despite having to take breaks in training to allow for life events, he never lost his passion and has since become one of the most active competitors at 10th Planet Denver, winning gold in multiple submission only tournaments.

 

Adam, a 10th Planet brown belt, has been training with 10th Planet Denver since day one and truly relishes the opportunity to share his knowledge as a coach. After teaching at 10th Planet Denver for several years, the opportunity arose to take on the role of head coach at the new Longmont location and Adam jumped at opportunity to teach along side his wife Sheila.

 

You can still catch Adam teaching our noon All Levels Classes on Monday and Wednesday at 10th Planet Denver in addition to his leadership role as head coach of Longmont.

 

Adam is available for private lessons at $100 per hour.

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CONOR

HEUN

10th Planet Longmont Owner and 10th Planet Denver Head Coach Conor Heun has over 40 years of grappling experience under his second degree black belt.

 

Conor started wrestling at 4 years old and continued to wrestling at Ithaca College in upstate New York. After college, Conor moved to LA where he began training under Master Eddie Bravo and fell in love with the Rubber Guard. Impressed with his work ethic, toughness, and flexibility, Master Eddie encouraged Conor to try his hand at MMA.

 

After winning his first professional fight by rear naked choke, Conor quit his job selling dental equipment and spent the next 7 years fighting the toughest men on the planet in the IFL, Elite XC, and Strikeforce.

 

He retired in 2012 with a professional record of 9-5 and opened 10th Planet Denver in 2018 realizing his lifelong goal of leading his own team. After seeing success in Denver, Conor opened 10th Planet Longmont in 2024 to further the reach of the 10th Planet System in Colorado and to provide the same leadership opportunity he enjoyed in Denver to his top students.

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Ben
swan

Ben Swan started wrestling in 1989 in Merrill Wisconson for the Junior Jays at the ripe young age of 4. He was a multiple time Wisconson National Team Member in both Greco and Freestyle.

At Merrill High School he was a team leader, voted Team Captain as a Sophmore, Junior, and Senior. He was a four year starter setting the school win record and placing 6th at the State Tournament his Junior year.

In college, Ben wrestled for the University of Dubuque in Iowa at 149lbs and graduated with a degree in Health, Wellness, and Recreation.

 

After college began his foray into traditional Chinese Medicine. He attended East West Healing Arts Institute where he graduated with a degree in Western Massage and Eastern Medicine. 

Ben and Conor became fast friends in 2012 when they were both working at 24 Hour Fitness in Boulder as Personal Trainers.

 

Conor invited Ben to check out 10th Planet Jiu and the rest is history. Ben dove headfirst into Jiu Jitsu and mixed martial arts and was awarded his brown belt in 2024.

Ben is avaiable for one on one sessions in massage, strength training, and grappling at $100 per hour.

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Sheila
Davila

Sheila started training in 2016 after her partner convinced her that learning self-defense was a necessary skill.  She immediately became enamored with both the physical and cognitive challenge jiu jitsu provided. While she began training in the gi, earning her blue belt in 2019, she enjoyed cross training and was intrigued by 10th Planet's nogi style.  She eventually saw the light and decided to train full time at 10th Planet Denver. 

 

Shortly after earning her blue belt, Sheila began her coaching journey as a substitute coach for the women’s class. She soon developed a special interest in helping grow the community of women and helping others achieve their goals. She takes great pride in being able to coach on a regular basis and be a supportive mentor for her team.

 

In March of 2023, after 4 years with 10th Planet Denver, Sheila was awarded her purple belt. When 10th Planet Longmont opened in 2024, Sheila was excited to expand her reach teaching women and children at the new gym.

 

Outside of Jiu Jitsu, Sheila’s other favorite hobby is to cook and feed people. She and her Husband Adam run The Yuppie Kitchen, providing delicious vegan fare at pop up's around the city and at private events.

 

Sheila is available for privates at $70 an hour.

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DEL
JOLLY

Del's grappling career started his sophomore year wrestling at Arvada West high highschool. After almost two decades off the mats, it wasn't until he put his kids in Jiu-Jitsu that the art piqued his curiosity. 

 

Starting with wrestling, taught by Conor Heun, Del quickly recalled the explosiveness and youth required to wrestle. His training partners encouraged him to try Jiu-Jitsu and after a few handful of live classes, he fell in love with the gentle art. 

 

Between his mushroom business with pro athletes including our yoga teacher, former NFL quarterback Jake Plummer and UFC Hall of Famer Rashad Evans, Del is dedicated to savouring life through Jiu-Jitsu. 

 

He's available for private lesson for $70.

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jacqui 
jolly

At 10th Planet Longmont we are always looking for our next world class coach. Are you a black belt looking to learn the 10th Planet System?

 

Are you a current student looking to share your passion for Jiu Jitsu with the next generation?

 

Are you a movement coach, strength coach, striking coach, dance instructor, yoga teacher or have some other skill you think would be benificial to the 10th Planet Longmont Community?

If so, please send us an email at 10thplanetlongmont@gmail.com

and lets get the conversation started.

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jake
plummer

Del's grappling career started his sophomore year wrestling at Arvada West high highschool. After almost two decades off the mats, it wasn't until he put his kids in Jiu-Jitsu that the art piqued his curiosity. 

 

Starting with wrestling, taught by Conor Heun, Del quickly recalled the explosiveness and youth required to wrestle. His training partners encouraged him to try Jiu-Jitsu and after a few handful of live classes, he fell in love with the gentle art. 

 

Between his mushroom business with pro athletes including our yoga teacher, former NFL quarterback Jake Plummer and UFC Hall of Famer Rashad Evans, Del is dedicated to savouring life through Jiu-Jitsu. 

 

He's available for private lesson for $70.

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ARE YOU 
NEXT?

At 10th Planet Longmont we are always looking for our next world class coach. Are you a black belt looking to learn the 10th Planet System?

 

Are you a current student looking to share your passion for Jiu Jitsu with the next generation?

 

Are you a movement coach, strength coach, striking coach, dance instructor, yoga teacher or have some other skill you think would be benificial to the 10th Planet Longmont Community?

If so, please send us an email at 10thplanetlongmont@gmail.com

and lets get the conversation started.

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