Over the years, our BJJ camps have risen to become almost legendary fixtures on the international Brazilian Jiu Jitsu calendar.

From bustling 250+ people open mats in medieval university towns, to much smaller and more intimate retreats on the sun-drenched islands of the Caribbean and in ancient Italian castles, we regularly gather to train, party, and meet new friends in some of the most interesting and beautiful places the world has to offer.

It is hugely important to us that our camps are as open and inclusive as possible. We want to create a place where everyone feels welcome and can be themselves, regardless of age, experience level, religion, sexual orientation or whatever else makes you you. Everyone should feel equal from the moment they arrive at a camp.

Whether you’re a grizzled black belt with decades of experience or a day-one white belt, whether you’re from a gigantic team that spans continents or from a tiny club training out of your garage in the middle of nowhere, whether you’d prefer to do post-training shots until 3am or just gather with a small group of friends for some quiet conversation and board games – our camps have something for you.

No matter who you are and how you like to enjoy life, you will always have a place on our mats.

Hope to see you there some day!

Information about COVID-19 and our BJJ camps

The camp schedule on our website is always up to date. All camps listed are planned to go ahead, but we are of course following the situation day-by-day. Should any changes in the camp schedule be necessary, the participants will be the first to know. If you end up being unable to participate in a camp due to the virus, you will be offered a refund or voucher for a future camp.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us on customerservice@bjjglobetrotters.com or Facebook Messenger.

Upcoming camps

AUSTRIA CAMP 2020

Wagrain, Austria | August 19th to 23rd, 2020

A new family-friendly training camp in the summer wonderland of the Austrian alps, with a legion of outdoor playgrounds, bike trails, zip lines and water parks to keep travelling companions of all ages happy from dawn till dusk.

AVAILABILITY: LOW (Less than 10 tickets left)

AUSTRIA CAMP 2020

Wagrain, Austria | August 19th to 23rd, 2020

A new family-friendly training camp in the summer wonderland of the Austrian alps, with a legion of outdoor playgrounds, bike trails, zip lines and water parks to keep travelling companions of all ages happy from dawn till dusk.

AVAILABILITY: LOW (Less than 10 tickets left)

FALL CAMP ESTONIA 2020

Tallinn, Estonia | October 5th to October 11th, 2020

We continue to break new ground with this camp in the ancient yet vigorously modern Baltic city of Tallinn. Join us as we explore the largest and most innovative Jiu Jitsu gym in the country, as well as some of the most beautifully preserved medieval architecture that Europe has to offer.

AVAILABILITY: MEDIUM (Less than 50 tickets left)
ACCOMMODATION DORM: MEDIUM (Less than 20 tickets left)
ACCOMMODATION PRIVATE: LOW (2 tickets left)

FALL CAMP ESTONIA 2020

Tallinn, Estonia | October 5th to October 11th, 2020

We continue to break new ground with this camp in the ancient yet vigorously modern Baltic city of Tallinn. Join us as we explore the largest and most innovative Jiu Jitsu gym in the country, as well as some of the most beautifully preserved medieval architecture that Europe has to offer.

AVAILABILITY: MEDIUM (Less than 50 tickets left)
ACCOMMODATION DORM: MEDIUM (Less than 20 tickets left)
ACCOMMODATION PRIVATE: LOW (2 tickets left)

ZEN CAMP 2020

Przebórz, Poland | October 14th to 18th, 2020

This tranquil, Japanese-style village in the middle of nowhere in the Polish countryside is the ideal haven in which to recharge both your Jiu Jitsu and yourself. Just sit beside a river, wander through the woods, stretch yourself out in a hammock under the stars and listen to the silence.

AVAILABILITY (STANDARD): LOW (Less than 15 tickets left)
AVAILABILITY (PRIVATE): LOW (1 ticket left)
AVAILABILITY (VIP4): SOLD OUT
AVAILABILITY (VIP2): SOLD OUT

ZEN CAMP 2020

Przebórz, Poland | October 14th to 18th, 2020

This tranquil, Japanese-style village in the middle of nowhere in the Polish countryside is the ideal haven in which to recharge both your Jiu Jitsu and yourself. Just sit beside a river, wander through the woods, stretch yourself out in a hammock under the stars and listen to the silence.

AVAILABILITY (STANDARD): LOW (Less than 15 tickets left)
AVAILABILITY (PRIVATE):LOW (1 ticket left)
AVAILABILITY (VIP4): SOLD OUT
AVAILABILITY (VIP2): SOLD OUT

CASTLE CAMP ITALY 2020

Umbria, Italy | October 19th to 23rd, 2020

Open Mats in a 1000-year-old church, private chef and as many open mats and private BJJ lessons as you please – all while enjoying exclusive use of our own private abbey nestled in the sun-drenched olive groves of the Umbrian countryside.

AVAILABILITY: LOW (Less than 5 tickets left)

CASTLE CAMP ITALY 2020

Umbria, Italy | October 19th to 23rd, 2020

Open Mats in a 1000-year-old church, private chef and as many open mats and private BJJ lessons as you please – all while enjoying exclusive use of our own private abbey nestled in the sun-drenched olive groves of the Umbrian countryside.

AVAILABILITY: LOW (Less than 5 tickets left)

HEIDELBERG CAMP 2020

Heidelberg, Germany | November 16th to 21st, 2020

We’re back in the most beautiful city in Germany. Train in the same facilities as Olympic athletes and then unwind with a castle raid or a trip to a truly legendary cocktail bar.

AVAILABILITY: LOW (Less than 30 tickets left)
ACCOMMODATION: LOW (Less than 5 tickets left)

HEIDELBERG CAMP 2020

Heidelberg, Germany | November 16th to 21st, 2020

We’re back in the most beautiful city in Germany. Train in the same facilities as Olympic athletes and then unwind with a castle raid or a trip to a truly legendary cocktail bar.

AVAILABILITY: LOW (Less than 30 tickets left)
ACCOMMODATION: LOW (Less than 5 tickets left)

ARIZONA CAMP 2020

Arizona, United States | December 9th to 13th, 2020

Our first ever Arizona camp was a huge success, so we’ve decided to go back to the desert. All day classes, open mats and workshops, combined with on-site barbecues and breathtaking landscapes.

AVAILABILITY: LOW (Less than 30 tickets left)

ARIZONA CAMP 2020

Arizona, United States | December 9th to 13th, 2020

Our first ever Arizona camp was a huge success, so we’ve decided to go back to the desert. All day classes, open mats and workshops, combined with on-site barbecues and breathtaking landscapes.

AVAILABILITY: LOW (Less than 30 tickets left)

WINTER CAMP 2021

Wagrain, Austria | January 6th to 10th, 2021

The towering white heights of the Austrian Alps are welcoming us back for five days of Jiu Jitsu, right in the middle of 120+ km of world-class slopes where you can work up an appetite for après-ski (or après-Open Mat) to your heart’s content.

AVAILABILITY: GOOD

WINTER CAMP 2021

Wagrain, Austria | January 6th to 10th, 2021

The towering white heights of the Austrian Alps are welcoming us back for five days of Jiu Jitsu, right in the middle of 120+ km of world-class slopes where you can work up an appetite for après-ski (or après-Open Mat) to your heart’s content.

AVAILABILITY: GOOD

CARIBBEAN ISLAND CAMP 2021

Saint Barthélemy | February 1st to 7th, 2021

During this week on the tropical island headquarters of BJJ Globetrotters, you’ll get to experience multiple Jiu Jitsu classes each day, a sunset Open Mat overlooking the Caribbean Sea and complimentary surf lessons every morning on some of the world’s most stunning beaches.

4-PERSON ROOM: GOOD
2-PERSON ROOM w/ TWIN BEDS: MEDIUM
2-PERSON ROOM w/ SHARED QUEEN BED: MEDIUM (Less than 10 tickets available)
1-PERSON PRIVATE ROOM: LOW (Less than 4 tickets available)

CARIBBEAN ISLAND CAMP 2021

Saint Barthélemy | February 1st to 7th, 2021

During this week on the tropical island headquarters of BJJ Globetrotters, you’ll get to experience multiple Jiu Jitsu classes each day, a sunset Open Mat overlooking the Caribbean Sea and complimentary surf lessons every morning on some of the world’s most stunning beaches.

4-PERSON ROOM: GOOD
2-PERSON ROOM w/ TWIN BEDS: MEDIUM
2-PERSON ROOM w/ SHARED QUEEN BED: MEDIUM (Less than 10 tickets available)
1-PERSON PRIVATE ROOM: LOW (Less than 4 tickets available)

USA CAMP MAINE 2021

Maine, USA | June 9th to 13th, 2021

A genuine American camp experience in the crisp woodland air of Maine. Five days of Jiu Jitsu and evening bonfires by the shores of a shimmering lake, where you could quite possibly end up learning just as many classic martial arts film quotes as armbar variations.

AVAILABILITY (CABIN): LOW (Less than 30 tickets left)
AVAILABILITY (2-PERSON SINGLE BEDS): LOW (Less than 10 tickets left)
AVAILABILITY (2-PERSON SHARED BED): LOW (Less than 4 tickets left)
AVAILABILITY (SINGLE): LOW (Less than 4 tickets left)
AVAILABILITY (PRIVATE HOUSE): LOW (2 houses left)

USA CAMP MAINE 2021

Maine, USA | June 9th to 13th, 2021

A genuine American camp experience in the crisp woodland air of Maine. Five days of Jiu Jitsu and evening bonfires by the shores of a shimmering lake, where you could quite possibly end up learning just as many classic martial arts film quotes as armbar variations.

AVAILABILITY (CABIN): LOW (Less than 30 tickets left)
AVAILABILITY (2-PERSON SINGLE BEDS): LOW (Less than 10 tickets left)
AVAILABILITY (2-PERSON SHARED BED): LOW (Less than 4 tickets left)
AVAILABILITY (SINGLE): LOW (Less than 4 tickets left)
AVAILABILITY (PRIVATE HOUSE): LOW (2 houses left)

ICELAND CAMP 2021

Reykjavik, Iceland | July 12th to 17th, 2021

Ever wrestled a Viking? Relaxed after a long day of rolling in an open air hot spring? Trained at the largest grappling and MMA gym in the world? Tick all these and more off your Jiu Jitsu bucket list in one of the most spectacularly scenic countries on Earth.

AVAILABILITY: GOOD

ICELAND CAMP 2021

Reykjavik, Iceland | July 12th to 17th, 2021

Ever wrestled a Viking? Relaxed after a long day of rolling in an open air hot spring? Trained at the largest grappling and MMA gym in the world? Tick all these and more off your Jiu Jitsu bucket list in one of the most spectacularly scenic countries on Earth.

AVAILABILITY: GOOD

GLOBETROTTERS JIU JITSU CAMP TESTIMONIALS

This camp was absolutely AHHHHmazing!!! I was so nervous when I first got interested in going to this camp and almost talked myself out of it multiple times (I was a white belt and felt like I wouldn’t belong). It was my first Globetrotters camp and first time really traveling solo, so I was really jumping out of my comfort zone and was nervous as hell. The first night I got to camp after missing my ferry, I was weirdly shy (it happens sometimes😂) and I had a hard time talking to people. I was also starving so I hid in like a random corner and ate 2 bags of beef jerky cause I was too much of a chicken to ask anyone about the food situation, very heartbroken to hear about the left over pizza the next day. Lol Its only been a week or so since then, so it’s pretty crazy to think how comfortable I now feel around some of you and that I’ve already shared some pretty cool memories with you guys. Thanks for all the laughs, shenanigans, inside jokes, talks, advice and sharing your love of BJJ. Also thank you everyone for being super open, welcoming and for having such a deep appreciation for my loud voice/laugh! I appreciate you all! If anyone is ever in Calgary hit me up, until next camp. PS: Everyone has nice hair and a nice shirt

When I first started training Jiu Jitsu I never imagined it would take me to places like this, but now, having done it, I can’t imagine my Jiu Jitsu life without the annual Globetrotters BJJ training camps. They are the coolest experience in the sport, full of good vibes, great training partners, and unforgettable memories. Many of the people I’ve met at these BJJ camps have become what I am sure will be lifelong friends, and they’ve opened up all sorts of other informal Jiu Jitsu travel outside of the camps as well. If you haven’t checked out a Globetrotters camp yet, you should definitely get on it.

The only way I can describe the Globetrotter vibe is that it is infectious. After meeting Christian and the rest of the Globetrotters, you will have a whole new appreciation for the BJJ lifestyle and where it can take you, which could literally be anywhere in the world. All of this starts at the camps.

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“This camp was absolutely AHHHHmazing!!! I was so nervous when I first got interested in going to this camp and almost talked myself out of it multiple times (I was a white belt and felt like I wouldn’t belong). It was my first Globetrotters camp and first time really traveling solo, so I was really jumping out of my comfort zone and was nervous as hell. The first night I got to camp after missing my ferry, I was weirdly shy (it happens sometimes😂) and I had a hard time talking to people. I was also starving so I hid in like a random corner and ate 2 bags of beef jerky cause I was too much of a chicken to ask anyone about the food situation, very heartbroken to hear about the left over pizza the next day. Lol Its only been a week or so since then, so it’s pretty crazy to think how comfortable I now feel around some of you and that I’ve already shared some pretty cool memories with you guys. Thanks for all the laughs, shenanigans, inside jokes, talks, advice and sharing your love of BJJ. Also thank you everyone for being super open, welcoming and for having such a deep appreciation for my loud voice/laugh! I appreciate you all! If anyone is ever in Calgary hit me up, until next camp. PS: Everyone has nice hair and a nice shirt”
– Hearthy, Canada

“When I first started training Jiu Jitsu I never imagined it would take me to places like this, but now, having done it, I can’t imagine my Jiu Jitsu life without the annual Globetrotters BJJ training camps. They are the coolest experience in the sport, full of good vibes, great training partners, and unforgettable memories. Many of the people I’ve met at these BJJ camps have become what I am sure will be lifelong friends, and they’ve opened up all sorts of other informal Jiu Jitsu travel outside of the camps as well. If you haven’t checked out a Globetrotters camp yet, you should definitely get on it.”
– Sean, United States

“Well, what can I say? It’s been 3 years since I went to camp and it’s like I never left! The friendships I’ve made here are one of a kind. Estonia camp itself was great and one of the most fun weeks I’ve had. The facilities are great, the organisation was perfect, the transport was easy too. Tallinn itself is a great, safe city with super friendly people and beautiful architecture. There’s lots of great culinary experiences to have too if you’re into that kind of thing, and of course, the training was top notch. So many people from all over the world in a great little town, what’s not to love. Until the next time!”
– Taherul, United Kingdom

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“It’s been a few days since the USA camp ended and I’m still thinking about what a unique and awesome experience it was. Definitely something I’ll remember forever. I met so many great people. Thank you everyone for being awesome people! I’m really glad I was able to get to teach and be a part of this Jiu Jitsu camp. Thanks Christian! I’m definitely looking forward to next year. I had a great time. Met some of the coolest peeps in BJJ!”
– Jason, United States

gemma

“I booked my first Globetrotters camp as a solo traveller. I knew I wouldn’t know anyone there, which was a bit daunting. But when I met everyone, no one felt like a stranger – it was like we were all old friends. I still listen to the music we rolled to, and have applied the moves to my game. I am still friends with the people I met, and those relationships somehow grow despite the geographical distance. I’ve become part of a network of awesome people, and booking that trip was one of the best decision I ever made.”
– Gemma, United Kingdom

“What a blast! I travel quite a bit and have seen some nice places, but this experience tops everything. This tiny island is one of the prettiest places I have been. If the location is already a dream, can it get any better? Ha! Since all people stayed together in the same spot, you got to know them quite fast. Every single person was super lovely – I have never experienced such a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Everyone being treated totally equally on the mats was even more fun. The quality of the instructors was high-level, and I took home a lot. I loved the beach trips and especially the boat trip, which was an awesome experience by itself. Not to mention the party on the last day! Some serious friendships were made, and I’m excited to visit two friends on my next US trip. I do consider myself as immune to drugs but now I’m hooked. Being home again, I already booked one camp for next year and am considering two more!”
– Astrid, Germany

“The Caribbean Island Camp has been my absolute favorite trip I have ever been on! This was the first vacation I’ve ever taken alone, but from the second I arrived at the airport, it didn’t feel that way. The group of people from all over the world was so warm and welcoming – I felt like I had a whole bunch of new friends from day one. There were so many fun things to do, ranging from surf lessons in the mornings, several training sessions throughout the day, beach trips around the island, the boat trip, and getting to eat at different local restaurants at night. The vibe was so fun and easy-going. I barely used my phone the whole time I was there, and didn’t watch TV once. It was such an amazing opportunity to disconnect from the craziness at home, and to reconnect with myself and create new friendships in the process. I booked my next camp before I even left! I’m so excited for more adventures with BJJ Globetrotters!”
– Danielle, US

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“This was my third camp, and I just can’t write anything else beyond the fact that I’m falling in love with them. Wonderful people, beautiful location, great opportunity to improve your game with jiujiteiros from all over the world, amazing instructors, unique atmosphere, every day started with surfing in crystal blue water… I could go on. What else do you need from your perfect vacation? Wanna chill out and take it a bit easier with the training? Just grab one of the cars, hang out on the beach, explore the island, or climb the mountain for a breathtaking view out over the whole island (just watch out for cactuses ;-P). This island is just magical! Even getting there is a special and very exciting experience. Without a doubt, a once-in-a-lifetime experience and one of the best holidays ever. These BJJ camps are becoming my healthy addiction. ;-)”
– Jacek, Poland

“The BJJ Globetrotters Caribbean camp was such an amazing and special experience for me. This was my first BJJ Globetrotters camp, and I am new to Jiu Jitsu, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect other than I was hoping to have some fun and meet new people with similar interests. I can say without reservation that the camp was phenomenal and exceeded my expectations! Christian (and those behind the scenes) do a wonderful job of organizing and coordinating not only classes but also a myriad of other activities. I met and became friends with individuals from all over the world. I participated in daily Jiu Jitsu, surfing, boating, paddle boarding, hiking, and swimming, and loved it all. While I was a bit intimidated by my lack of experience and stripes, people were very welcoming and patient when showing me new moves and techniques. I left camp not only with improved Jiu Jitsu skills, but more importantly with incredible memories and new and unique friendships.”
– Bailey, US

ali

“I have been training Jiu Jitsu for 3 years and I thought I knew what the lifestyle was about. I mean you train really hard almost everyday, you compete even harder to make the podium, and you cross-train with your friends at other gyms. That’s basically it, right? That’s what living and breathing Jiu Jitsu is, right? I was wrong, and it wasn’t until I went to the USA 2016 camp that I found this out. The amount of knowledge that I’ve gained, the awesome connections and new training partners that I met, the intense training with different styles, and experiencing a new perspective of what Jiu Jitsu is about – a Globetrotters camp will truly open your eyes. The experience was euphoric and so surreal – I definitely recommend these BJJ training camps to anyone who loves Jiu Jitsu. I cannot wait for the next camp I am able to attend!”
– Ali, United States

louise

“When I booked my ticket to what would be my first BJJ Globetrotters camp, I was quite nervous for different reasons, but my friend convinced me and I am so grateful that I went, because WOW. I knew that I was about to learn some new and awesome techniques, but I did not expect it to give me the best weekend I’ve ever had. I only knew the 3 people that I traveled with, but when I met everyone else and greeted them, it was like I already knew them. The Globetrotter community brings the most unique and nicest people together, and we are all there for the same reason. They say Winter Camp is the most intense of the BJJ training camps and it definitely is – you might need a few days afterwards to recover. The lessons (both on the mat and on the slopes) were of top quality, and I’ve learned so much. The parties as well were awesome, and I’ve made memories for life to take with me and treasure. I’ve found my place and my kind of people and I’m now addicted. If you’re not sure whether to book the camp or not, DO IT! You will not regret it, and you owe it to yourself to experience this.”
– Louise, Sweden

“My body arrived home from the Globetrotters camp 3 days ago, but my mind and heart are still there. From the moment Jonas picked me up at the airport to the second Christian dropped me back off, the week was full of positive vibes from amazing people. Everybody was so generous in sharing their time, experiences, and knowledge, that it began to feel real comfortable, real quick. This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that will morph into a lifetime of opportunities. Thanks Christian.”
– Jeff, Canada

“The moment Iceland Camp was officially announced, I did two things. Wrote my main training partner in the USA: “Wake up, it’s f**king Viking Camp!” and booked my ticket. Mjölnir had been at the top of my bucket list of gyms I wanted to train at and the facility did not disappoint. What a great gym and what an amazing Jiu Jitsu camp! Christian did outdo himself with this one (again), with a wide variety of classes for all kind of grapplers, even a ‘Glima’ competition in the most epic places imaginable. Word of advise, if you can, book some extra time after camp to make the most out of your stay in Iceland. We rented a car and did the ring road, perfect way to stave off the post camp blues for another week.”
– Ferdinand, Germany

“Iceland was my 12th Globetrotters Camp, and there is a reason I keep coming back to them: they are incredible. Not only that, they keep getting better. Iceland was one of the most amazing Jiu Jitsu experiences I have ever had, on and off the mats. First off, Mjolnir is the most beautiful, most well-equipped gym I have ever visited. There are three different mat spaces (with different classes in each running simultaneously throughout the camp), there are weightlifting and crossfit areas, there is a massive locker room with showers, a sauna, a hot tub, and all of the necessary amenities, there is a well-stocked pro-shop, and there is even a gym bar crafted almost completely out of wood in Norse mythological themes. Mjolnir simply must be experienced. Outside of the gym, Iceland has some of the most impressive natural landscapes and sites in the world, with waterfalls, hot springs, lava tunnels, black sand beaches, and who knows what else – there simply wasn’t enough time to see it all. Back in the city, the camp had nightly outings to local restaurants and bars with a large, friendly, extremely social presence from the camp community. This social aspect of Globetrotters camps is what really makes them stand out to me – Globetrotters is really a social community tied together by Jiu Jitsu, as opposed to just a way to train all day. Every time I go to a Jiu Jitsu camp I make new lifelong friends, in addition to getting to hang out with friends I’ve made at the previous BJJ training camps, and Iceland was no exception. Overall, I was completely captivated by the country and the camp and I can’t wait to go back.”
– Sean, United States

“Before Castle Camp, I could not have imagined that training jiu jitsu would lead me to a castle in the Italian countryside where I would be rolling in an 8th century church with fellow grapplers from around the world. There was no shortage of amazing food and wine, late night card games, floating flamingo races in the pool and waking up to some of the most serene views I’ve ever experienced. This was probably the most unique trip I’ve ever been on and it had this perfect balance of luxurious and laidback. Castle Camp was truly epic and I am eagerly awaiting the announcement for next year!”
– Danielle, United States

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“Being my first camp I didn’t really know what to expect, but the only way I can tell it best is to say that this past week was one of the best experiences I’ve ever been fortunate to have. Meeting and making friends with people from all over the world who are not only good people in general, but also happen to share my passion for jiu jitsu was/is truly empowering on many levels. It couldn’t have happened if not for Christian so thanks a lot man for loving jiu jitsu and for acting on your idea to use it as a vehicle to bring people together. Also, thank you to all of you for letting your love for the gentle art cause to you decide to show up too. Can’t have good times without good people. This will not be my last camp! Thanks again for a great experience,”
– Adio, Canada

“You know, I fully expected to have a lukewarm time. I was the noob white belt crashing the upper belt’s party – literally the 2nd most novice human out of the 167 folks attending. As we pulled up to the Camp, I was mentally preparing and fortifying my brain. I would have to survive 5 days of dismissal, intimidation, and isolation that I had willingly signed up and paid for. Then suddenly, a golf cart wizzed by and a man in a sea captain’s hat and a leopard print robe saluted us. WTF!? Everyone gathered by the lake, and the rules were announced – #1 smile, #2 make friends. Clearly this camp was not what I envisioned. But, even at this point we were all still strangers, and I couldn’t anticipate my feelings and experiences by the end of the week. On and off of the mats, I was met with generosity and an eagerness to connect. No matter the belt, I was welcomed and encouraged to roll. There was silliness abound. Smiles. Lengthy conversations. High fives. Costumes. Laughing. Plans to meet up again. It was clear that what we all shared was not only jiu jitsu, but also the pursuit of community, connection, esteem, adventure, challenge, craft, beauty, and a purpose in living. I have done my share of sports, and really enjoy most athletic and artistic pursuits. But what I find most compelling about BJJ (and particularly the BJJ Globetrotters) is this esprit de corps and a relentless generosity. I’m hooked, man. At the risk of sounding cliché, this week has likely changed the trajectory of my life’s pursuit in a significant way. Thank you all for everything.”
– Briana, United States

“Christian and his team have created an incredible network – as a first time Globetrotter I can say that I entered the camp hesitant (as there were 270 people that I didn’t know), but I left with so many new friends. Being able to roll with so many different people and really good quality high belts; plus there is nothing better than a big group of people rolling with some fantastic tunes blasting! I will definitely be going back.”
– Estea, United Kingdom

“Zen Camp was the first camp that I went on completely on my own, hoping to find new friends with the same passion about BJJ that I have. And my hopes were fulfilled completely. It’s incredible, that Christian Graugart brings so many different people together and we all feel the same. Especially Zen Camp makes getting to know people in a deeper way possible because everyone is staying at one beautiful remote place for 5 days and the number of participants is not too high. The location is overwhelming. It was hard to decide whether to stay inside and train, to hang in one of the hammocks or to take a walk in the forest. Should you be wondering if a Japanese village in the middle of nowhere in Poland is authentic – it is. The vibe that it created was awesome and the night sky was breathtaking. I arrived and it took me one nap to get into my holiday mood, excited to join all the classes. The side activities like acro-yoga or meditation in the evenings were great as well. The absolute best thing for me is still meeting people that love my sport as much as I do and this camp brought up friendships that really mean a lot to me. New rolling partners to visit all over Europe next year, enlightening moments and conversations at the bonfire. A lot of laughing, shit-talking, playing Go, whirlpool relaxing and love. Be aware, if you join one camp you might get addicted! Post-camp-blues is real – guess I’m hooked.”
– Mina, Germany

“I had such a powerful experience at the Zen Camp this year. I met and trained with so many folks from around the world, and tapped in to so much knowledge and experience, jiu-jitsu-related and beyond. I am so grateful for the opportunity to have attended this camp, and I can’t wait to come join another one soon! If you’re unsure about attending, trust me, it is worth it! I came alone to my first camp, and it was truly a beautiful experience!”
– Justin, United States

“Globetrotters camps are this magical combination of professional Jiu Jitsu technique and conceptual drilling, a bunch of laughs and acting really goofy with same people, reuniting with friends from last camp as well as making new ones, and spending quality disconnected time with my husband. I have bags under my eyes from overtraining and undersleeping, and bruises everywhere – but they’ll fade, and my Jiu Jitsu game is stronger and I have all these new memories with awesome people.”
– Missy, United States

“The Maine USA 2017 Camp was my first experience with a “Jiu Jitsu vacation”, but it certainly will not be my last. Christian and the Globetrotters team have mastered the balance of offering both superior training and an enjoyable, relaxing vacation in one package. The instructors were all highly skilled, not only in the practice of Jiu Jitsu but also the capacity to teach it. As well, the selection of material covered had a great spread, covering all aspects of BJJ. Furthermore, the instructors were clearly, carefully selected for affability- all were very approachable, eager to pass on additional assistance during open mat and to just hang out and chat during downtime. Couple this with a gorgeous jiu jitsu camp and a plethora of activity options, crafted opportunities for group interaction, and excellent food, and, well, I think it’s fair to say that good times were had by all. I’m already looking at other Globetrotters camps to attend so I don’t have to wait all the way until next summer!”
– Noah, United States

ruadhan

“One thing I particularly appreciate about the Globetrotters camps is that they take place in locations that tend to be a bit off the beaten track. A tiny village up in the Austrian alps, a medieval university town in Belgium, an island in the Caribbean etc. You get to learn from and roll with some great people from all over the world, but also get to see a little part of the world that you ordinarily might not have while doing it. And in many ways it doesn’t get more off the beaten track than Greenland. The first Greenland camp in May 2016 was announced on very short notice, but it only took me a few hours of checking flights and dates to decide this was something I had to do. Three weeks later I was stepping off a tiny plane in Nuuk – gi and a thankfully decent wind-proof jacket in hand. Over the next few days I rolled with locals and travellers alike, ate musk-ox jerky and whale skin, and charged headfirst into the -0.6°C sea with a group of similarly masochistic campers from 6 different countries. Truly a unique experience in a very unique place. Qujanaq to Christian for putting it together, and Jason for keeping us all well-fed while we were there!”
– Ruadhan, Ireland

“Being injured and unable to roll definitely took its toll on me the past 10 months. It’s been hard to stay positive and motivated. What made matters worse was the fact that I wouldn’t be able to see my Jiu Jitsu family, the BJJ Globetrotters. But I managed to get out of that negative funk and find my motivation once more thanks to the BJJ Globetrotters. I got on a flight to a German city I had never heard of before, and was given the opportunity once again to train alongside some amazing grapplers. The “traincation” in Heidelberg was an amazing experience filled with new and old friends, some partying, some training, and general adventuring.

The community that Christian has cultivated throughout the years has not only furthered my love for Jiu Jitsu, but has also brought me out of my comfort zone. It has enabled me not only to train in countries I wouldn’t otherwise visit, but also develop relationships with people I wouldn’t have any reason to meet. Some of my closest and dearest friends are grapplers I met last year in Leuven. Heck, they’re more like family than friends. Jiu Jitsu is about more than just the time on the mats; it’s about the relationships and experiences you gain, most of which make us better people and grapplers. My one suggestion to those of you who train Jiu Jitsu is to consider a camp with the Globetrotters. The community is for everyone. The camps are for you, regardless if you want to train 7 hours a day, 2 hours a day, or if you just want to focus on the socializing aspect. The best part of being a Globetrotter is knowing that you’re welcome to train anywhere around the world, with like-minded people regardless of affiliation or level. Don’t miss out on that opportunity.”
– Fezzy, Canada

patrick

“Winter Camp!!! What can I say – such a beautiful place to be! I met some really awesome people here. Great vibe up at the mountain, on the mats, and at the after-party as well. I snowboarded for the first time and did pretty well, I learned some really good Jiu Jitsu techniques from very helpful instructors, and you’ll also be pleased to learn that I survived Jägermeister! All the lessons and time spent here were really worth the experience, especially with people from all parts of the world. You go home feeling positive because you’ve learned to become a better person. I’m very grateful to be a part of this camp. I’ll see you cool people at the next one! “
– Patrick, Indonesia

karl

“Having never done a Globetrotters camp before, I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect going into it. I thought it was going to be seminar-based learning with sun, but what I found was so much more. People from all over the world came, and friendships were formed as we trained, surfed, explored, visited beaches, explored cultures, ate, drank, and trained some more. I was humbled by everyone’s passion for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and their desire to help each other, for on and off the mat we were all equals. I believe everyone who came left with a magical experience that is hard to describe and will be hard to beat. But I’m willing to try – as I look forward to returning next year!”
– Karl, United States

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