Northwest Training Center (NTC) in Springfield is the premier MMA gym in the Eugene, Oregon area, and an official school of Eddie Bravo’s 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu. Northwest Training Center is open to people of all ages and skill levels. During the week, there are several classes offered throughout the day and Saturday is open gym day. Learn Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Mixed Martial Arts from the pro’s including UFC Vet Gerald “The Finishing Machine” Strebendt!
Gerald Strebendt is the head instructor of 10th Planet Eugene. Gerald started jiu jitsu in ’99 under Chris Brennan after being stationed with the Marines in Southern California where he became a sniper. He started training with Eddie Bravo right before his debut pro fight in MMA, winning the fight via armbar, with a setup Eddie had shown him leading up to the fight. After that Gerald started making the trip from the O.C. to L.A. to train, and eventually permanately moving to train full time with Eddie. Gerald is a UFC veteran and is the former 155 lbs Cage Rage champion. 8 of his 9 wins have come way of submission and he was the first person to pull off the Twister in an MMA match. Gerald has moved to Springfield and continues his teaching of the 10th Planet system at his gym, Northwest Training Center. Gerald became only 1 of 4 black belts under Eddie Bravo in March 2010.