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To create a studio where people can grow and evolve together as a community.


CEO, Brendon Baca

"Know the Way broadly and you will see it in everything." -Miyamoto Musashi

Brendon Baca

CEO, Dark Haven Studio

Brendon has dreamed of a space for people to grow and evolve together as a community since he began rock climbing over 10 years ago. He has led experiential education programming for over 3 years with at-risk youth in New Mexico with the Santa Fe Mountain Center. The past 3 years Brendon has worked for the Santa Fe Public Schools, coordinating a student wellness program for both middle and high school students. He began the study of jiu jitsu in October 2016, and was quickly absorbed  by the infinite possibilities it provided. 

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Nate Harris

Head Instructor, 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu

Nate Harris is a brown belt in the 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu system created by Eddie Bravo. He has been training Jiu Jitsu and mixed martial arts for 9 years. He started with the goal of getting in shape and having fun but almost immediately fell in love with the competition aspect and made it his life. Nate has competed and trained all over the US and was the second person ever to win one of Eddie Bravo's ‘Combat Jiu Jitsu’ matches. 

Nate's life has truly been saved by Jiu Jitsu and he is dedicated to helping others change and improve their lives through the martial arts.


Donnie Bryan

Assistant Instructor/Kids Coach, 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu

Donnie Bryan is a career martial artist, life-long wrestler, and US Army Veteran. He has multiple ametuer MMA fights and is a purple belt in the 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu system.

“The most consistent force of positivity in my life has been martial arts. I learn and grow daily with my students.”