Sean Applegate is a 10th Planet Brown Belt and the owner/ head instructor of 10th Planet Gulf Shores in Gulf Shores, AL. He is quickly becoming one of the most popular sources for leg lock seminars and he competes on a regular basis. Click “Read More” for show notes! 


  • His origins
  • His amazing first exposure to Jiu-Jitsu
  • How he stumbled into teaching Jiu-Jitsu
  • Eddie Bravo as a teacher and mentor
  • Why he feels the 10th Planet system is best for him
  • His career goals before he found Jiu-Jitsu
  • His old death metal band
  • Surfing / Ryan’s fear of sharks
  • Stupid people get all the publicity
  • How the leg lock game became his base style
  • Why a guy with one specialty is more dangerous than a guy with a wide spread game
  • Unreasonable fears about heel hooks / How to learn them safely
  • Why he feels it is our responsibility to share Jiu-Jitsu
  • How to deal with negative people who come into the gym
  • His most recent crazy person to come to the gym
  • Having patience with difficult people / Nobody is perfect
  • The White Belt Super Fights
  • How he approaches his seminars
  • The Real Talk with Yelvo Podcast