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Paul Jacob Barch, commonly known as PJ Barch, is a jiu-jitsu black belt under Richie Martinez and Eddie Bravo, being one of the main representatives of the 10th Planet Team in this sport. A former All-American wrestling standout, Barch made the transition to grappling, gaining recognition, particularly in the submission-only circuit after important wins at events such as the Onnit Invitational, Quintet Grappling Team Survival Match, and Sapateiro invitational.

PJ Barch Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Paul Jacob Barch

Nickname: “PJ”.

Lineage: Carlos Gracie (Senior) > Hélio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr > JJ Machado > Eddie Bravo > Richie Martinez > PJ Barch

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place Emerald City Invitational (2021)
  • 1st Place Quintet 2 Team Tournament (2018)
  • 1st Place Onnit Invitational 3 – 170lbs (2016)
  • 1st Place Onnit Invitational 9 – 170lbs (2018)
  • 1st Place Sapateiro Invit. 10 – 160 lbs  (2018)
  • 1st Place Finishers ‘Show The Art’ (2016)
  • 1st Place Subversiv Team Tournament (2018)

Favorite Position/Technique: Armbar

Weight Division: Peso Leve (76,00 kg / 168.0 lbs)

Team/Association: 10th Planet

PJ Barch Biography

PJ Barch was born on October 9, 1989, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, growing up in Delaware.

Raised in a family with strong wrestling roots it was easy to assume that young Barch would one day be interested in grappling. With that in mind, PJ’s father had him training in a series of obstacle courses and challenges from a very young age, something he did with the intent of improving Barch’s body awareness, for a possible wrestling career at a later stage.

Although eager for PJ to practice the sport they loved, Barch’s parents wanted their son to choose wrestling by his own accord and didn’t force him on to the mats. Barch tried soccer and gymnastics before he asked his family to sign him to a wrestling program, something that happened in 5th grade (pewee division).

Although he thoroughly enjoyed wrestling, Barch shared his passion with other activities, namely surfing and American football. As he grew PJ realized he wasn’t big enough to make it in professional football, and his focus started leaning towards wrestling. By his freshman year, Barch was fully committed to the mats, placing 5th statewide in his sophomore year.

Competing for the Sussex Central Highschool during his senior year, PJ Barch received All-American status at multiple events, including Beast of the East. He would go on to wrestle at a Division 1 university (the Bloomberg University of Pennsylvania [2009]) and although he could not break the starting line up, Barch traveled throughout the year competing.

Struggling with a few personal issues, Barch decided to drop university two years in, later (2011) moving to Hawaii to finish college and pick up surfing again. It was while stationed in Hawaii that PJ found jiu-jitsu after a few local friends convinced Barch to visit BJ Penn’s gym in Hilo. In less than one year, PJ started competing in mixed martial arts (MMA), amassing a 2-0 record.

While in Hawaii Barch trained under the tutelage of JD Penn, later spending time in Portland, where he discovered Nathan Orchard and the local 10th Planet Academy. His relationship with the 10P team grew strong and when PJ moved to Stockholm – Sweden he sought Magnus Hansson, the team’s representative in the region. It was Magnus who awarded Barch his blue belt.

In 2015 PJ moved to San Diego. Coincidentally this happened to be the year when Richie Martinez opened his own 10th Planet affiliate in the region. Barch signed on to the “Boogeyman” gym and quickly became one of Richie’s most respected students, earning his purple, brown and black belts from Boogey, the latter in a ceremony led by the team’s leader, Eddie Bravo, on November 2016.

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PJ Barch Grappling Record

48 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    7 (15%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    32 (67%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    4 (8%)

32 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
25
8
#86e620
Armbar
25
8
#5AD3D1
RNC
25
8
#d1212a
Kimura
9
3
#fad11b
Outside heel hook
3
1
#f58822
Neck crank
3
1
#224aba
Heel hook
3
1
#ff9124
Reverse triangle
3
1
#bf1f6c
Submission
3
1
32
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
15 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    4 (27%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (27%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (27%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    2 (13%)

4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Kneebar
50
2
#86e620
Armbar
25
1
#5AD3D1
Inside heel hook
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

PJ Barch Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
9124Gordon RyanGordon RyanLKneebarSapateiro Inv.ABSSF2016
14224Vagner RochaVagner RochaLEBI/OTEBI 1370KG4F2017
17228Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 1x0Kasai Pro 377KGRR2018
17235Jason RauJason RauLPts: 10x3Kasai Pro 377KGRR2018
17724Gregor GracieGregor GracieLKneebarQuintet 3ABSSF2018
21740Sergio RiosSergio RiosLArmbarF2W 12679KGSPF2019
23483Oliver TazaOliver TazaLInside heel hookBJJ Fanatics GP77KG4F2020
23878Ethan CrelinstenEthan CrelinstenLEBI/OTSUG 17ABSSPF2020
25129Andrew WiltseAndrew WiltseLReferee DecisionWNO 684KGSPF2021
25916Nicky RyanNicky RyanLReferee DecisionWNO 883KGSPF2021
26080Josh BacallaoLPts: 2x0NoGi Pan Am.79KG8F2021
28227Dante LeonDante LeonLPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds79KG4F2021
28808Kade RuotoloKade RuotoloLPts: 2x0ADCC EC Trials77KGSF2021
28811Kody SteeleKody SteeleLReferee DecisionADCC EC Trials77KG3RD2021
31352Andy VarelaAndy VarelaLReferee DecisionADCC WC Trials77KGSF2022
9121Tony BarrWOutside heel hookSapateiro Inv.ABS4F2016
11282Robert EzelWInside heel hookOnnit Inv. 377KG4F2016
11283Bill WattsWArmbarOnnit Inv. 377KGSF2016
11284L. ValenteWRNCOnnit Inv. 377KGF2016
11365Mike MainWEBI/OTShow the ArtN/AN/A2016
11366Mike DavillaWEBI/OTShow the ArtN/AN/A2016
11367Jason RauJason RauWArmbarShow the ArtN/AN/A2016
11401Marcel GoncalvesMarcel GoncalvesWPointsGracie WorldsABSSPF2017
11716Corey BrokawWArmbarSapateiro 1072KGR12017
11718Werther MarcialesWArmbarSapateiro 1072KG4F2017
11719Jason RauJason RauWInside heel hookSapateiro 1072KGSF2017
11720Pierre LeclercWRNCSapateiro 1072KGF2017
14219Jason SoaresWEBI/OTEBI 1370KGR12017
16905Krysiek SchorabskiD---Quintet IIABSN/A2018
16911Daisuke NakamuraDaisuke NakamuraD---Quintet IIABSN/A2018
17225Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 2x0Kasai Pro 377KGRR2018
17610Jason YousephWNeck crankSubversivABSSF2018
17614A. ClaiborneWHeel hookSubversivABSF2018
17723Vitor ShaolinVitor ShaolinWArmbarQuintet 3ABSSF2018
17982Jordan PeitzmanWReverse triangleOnnit Inv. 977KG4F2018
17983David GarmoDavid GarmoWEBI/OTOnnit Inv. 977KGSF2018
17984Will TacketWKimuraOnnit Inv. 977KGF2018
18107K. FadlallahWArmbarADCC EC Trials77KGR12018
18116Peter ShoemakerWInside heel hookADCC EC Trials77KGR22018
18122Josh BacallaoWPts: 2x0ADCC EC Trials77KG8F2018
18124W. TackettWReferee DecisionADCC EC Trials77KG4F2018
22695Marcin HeldWReferee DecisionPolaris 1277KGSPF2019
24196Jaron PagduanWInside heel hookSin City Series77KG4F2020
24198Mikey RollsWInside heel hookSin City Series77KGSF2020
24199Alan SanchezAlan SanchezWInside heel hookSin City Series77KGF2020
25722Andrew SolanoWRNCEmerald City84KGR12021
25728W. MarcialesWArmbarEmerald City84KG4F2021
25731John CombsJohn CombsWInside heel hookEmerald City84KGSF2021
25733Alan SanchezAlan SanchezWKimuraEmerald City84KGF2021
26074Eduardo AvelarEduardo AvelarWRNCNoGi Pan Am.79KGR12021
27932Caleb McCallisterWSubmissionBJJ FanaticsABSR12021
27938Pierre LeclercWReferee DecisionBJJ FanaticsABSSF2021
28214Italo MouraItalo MouraWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds79KGR22021
28223Oliver TazaOliver TazaWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds79KG8F2021
28760Dante MuschampWPts: 2x0ADCC EC Trials77KGR22021
28771Daniel LyonsWArmbarADCC EC Trials77KGR32021
28787Kyle PerkinsWInside heel hookADCC EC Trials77KGR42021
28798Steven RamosWPts: 4x0ADCC EC Trials77KGR52021
28805Alan SanchezAlan SanchezWPts: 3x0ADCC EC Trials77KG4F2021
31291Javier BejaranoWKimuraADCC WC Trials77KGR12022
31308Joshua DawsonWRNCADCC WC Trials77KGR22022
31334Victor MedinaWRNCADCC WC Trials77KGR42022
31342Placido SantosWRNCADCC WC Trials77KG8F2022
31350AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWRNCADCC WC Trials77KG4F2022
31355Chris WojcikWPts: 4x0ADCC WC Trials77KG3RD2022

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