BJJ training camps

Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training camps around the world are a guarantee for experiences, friendships and memories that will last a life time. We work hard to build the best camps imaginable and are setting up everything from huge events with world-class instructors and 250+ participants to small, intimate surf camps on beaches in exotic countries.

Since we are completely unaffected by BJJ team politics, we are inviting top names from any and all organisations to join and teach at our camps and always put emphasis on creating a friendly, relaxed training environment. Regardless of your team affiliation or if you’re a beginner or black belt, you will be welcomed and treated as an equal, both on and off the mats.

We hope to see you at one of our camps!

UPCOMING TRAINING CAMPS

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Past camps

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maddi2

“8 months ago I was mindlessly browsing the Internet and stumbled across a link to a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu camp in the Austrian Alps. This was something I’d always wanted to do so I decided to use my student loan to book a flight, a few people in my life weren’t very happy about it at the time but I had a good feeling about it and I put my trust in it. Fast forward to this morning, lying on a beach in Thailand writing in my travel book, I’ve visited 14 different countries, met hundreds of amazing new people and I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. I love the BJJ Globetrotters team for all the incredible adventures, connections and memories I’ve made so far. If you make one investment in yourself this year, go try one of the camps. Come back next year and tell me it hasn’t changed your life ;)”
– Maddi, United Kingdom

sean

“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 BJJ Globetrotters camp. 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 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

paines

“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.”
– Chris, United Kingdom

russ

“I have had many great experiences in my lifetime, but attending the BJJ Globetrotters Camp was on the top of my list. I truly met some of the most sincere and wonderful people from all over the world. The training was outstanding and the instructors were top notch.”
– Russ, United States

vassilis

“Before I came to the camp, I was nervous and didn’t know what to expect, but once it started, I knew that it would be amazing. The friendships that I made, the techniques that I learned, the amusement that I had was above any expectations. Like I said to my wife, it was one of my best weeks of my life. For anyone that consider joining a BJJ Globetrotters camp… JUST DO IT!!! It’s a lifetime experience.”
– Vassilis, Belgium

eric

“BJJ Globetrotter Beach Camp El Salvador surpassed all my expectations. Daily surfing on a private beach with the friendliest of instructors, incredible meals served for breakfast lunch and dinner, awesome BJJ instruction by Christian, a diverse and wonderful group of attendees, amazing hosts, beautiful weather, and a sky filled with stars each night. I can honestly go on. Many people at the camp have traveled the world, and all agreed it was one of the best vacations they’ve ever taken. Don’t hesitate to go on this trip if you have the chance!”
– Eric, 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

hartmann

“Being back home for two days from this camp now, I´m still overwhelmed with emotions from this great experience. For sure I expected a lot about being in the Caribbean and doing what I love to do the most, but hey…this was so much more!!! I met an incredible bunch of people from all over the world like Russia, Mexico, USA, Czechoslovakia and many more and I had an absolutely amazing time with all of these guys. I never got that close with people that fast and whatever we did together, from surfing and boat-trips to Jiu Jitsu or just hanging around at the beach and the bars or having breakfast together, I never felt the spirit of the BJJ Globetrotters that much like here! We were always equal on and of the mats, no matter what team, what belt level, instructor or student and no matter what country we came from. Everyone of you guys made this camp so very special for me and I cannot wait to take my time and look to all the pictures and videos again to get in touch with these moments I shared with you. It would absolutely be one of my biggest wishes to meet the exactly same people at this place again, but as this probably will never happen. It only describes what this camp really was like: unique!!! Thank you so much Christian and of course all the people from St. Barth who made this happen. Now get this f*ing tears outta my eyes and see you all guys back on the mats!”
– Mike, Germany

craig

“Having already been to a Globetrotters camp before, I wasn’t worried at all about the type of people to expect on this trip. The only things I was concerned with were if I would be able to surf and would it be worth the price tag? My first step out of the airport door I saw Santiago’s smiling face waiving a globetrotters sign and greeting me by name. He drove me straight to the Beach Camp house where I was met by the owners Luis and Gloria. I introduced myself to the rest of the globetrotters, had a quick tour, and had a delicious meal prepared by the chef Rodrigo. I was already feeling like I was home after one hour. The next morning everyone woke up, had some fresh coffee and walked out to the beach for surfing lessons. So would I be able to surf? By day three everyone at the camp had already stood up on a board and rode a wave. With the expert instruction of our trainer it was no trouble at all. The warm pacific waters became my daily wake up call and delivered me a powerfully addictive new hobby. My other worry when booking the camp was would the price be worth it? After my trip the question almost seems silly to me. I would have happily payed more for what I got out of this trip. Just the resort status of Casa Kickapoo alone would be worth the price but after adding in all the non tangible things I got out of this camp it truly was priceless. I would recommend this experience to anyone I know and I look forward to visiting the Beach Camp again in the future.”
– Craig, United States

ifversen

“The Caribbean Island Camp turned out to be a game changer for me. Strong fighters and coaches from all over the world, new training ideas and perspectives, positive people each with their own inspiring take on the BJJ lifestyle. I am absolutely taken away by this experience, and I’m way too overwhelmed by it all to understand exactly what all this translates into. But it will be something good that’s for sure… Thanks Christian and all you guys that made this special. Merci, Gracias, Spaziba & Danke, over and out.”
– Christian, Denmark

thierry

“As a rookie in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, I was a bit concerned about my level of skills as a white belt to participate at the Winter camp. But after the first drill I felt the immediate connection through this beautiful community between every participant. Everyone took care of each other and tried to take the most out of the 4 days. I was blown away by the ability of meeting so many new friends in such a short time. As I was in preparation for the European Championships, I didn’t take part of the “very famous” party-train but instead enjoyed the wellness area. I just wanted these days not to end and I’m looking forward to participate in a lot more camps in future.”
– Thierry, Luxembourg

justin

“It felt like forever from the time I booked this camp to finally flying out to El Salvador. In my head I had so many ideas of what it would be like and was worried that I’d got so excited that maybe it wouldn’t live up to what I hoped it would be. It didn’t, it exceeded them in every way! From the moment I got to Casa Kickapoo I was made to feel completely welcome, Luis and Gloria are the perfect hosts, always smiling, kind and cannot do enough for you. The house and surroundings can only be described as paradise with coconut trees gently swaying in the breeze. Whatever you feel like doing from water skiing or surfing to simply relaxing in the pool or hammocks is catered for.
When it’s time to train Christian has a way of explaining concepts and themes in ways that are simple, easy to understand and effective. The best way to describe this camp is simply perfect. With so many new friends made and so much time spent laughing I will definitely be coming back in the future.”

– Justin, United Kingdom

taherul

“The Leuven camp was unbelievable. Made so many new friends and got to roll with people of many levels. The atmosphere is the most important as it was fun, friendly and hard on the liver! Leuven is also a super friendly town with beautiful architecture and of course, being in Belgium it has great beers. I think we all felt sad and emotional leaving the place, only wanting to do more of this.”
– Taherul, United Kingdom

katla

“The Globetrotters Leuven camp was the most amazing experience I have ever had. I made a spontant decision to travel from the North of Iceland to Leuven alone, only knowing a couple of people there, and it is hands down the best decision I have ever made. It was a whole week of Jiu Jitsu during the day and drinking beer at night in the best company there is. Everyone came for the same purpose, to have fun and to learn Jiu Jitsu. No politics, everyone is treated equally and no drama! After this week I have made so many new friends in just as many countries, from almost every continent, that I can visit for a training session or just to catch up and grab a beer with!”
– Katla, Iceland

enrico

“After attending different BJJ Globetrotter Camps, I could say so many beautiful things about this community that wouldn’t fit in a single page. I’ve been travelling for years and I have had many great experiences in my lifetime, but attending the BJJ Globetrotters Camp is for sure one of the most amazing among my list. I would report it as the best BJJ foreign student exchange program, like a mature ‘Erasmus program’, but on a higher level; more intense and more concrete. When I first started training Jiu Jitsu, I was taught the “classic vision” of BJJ, where nobody but your own lineage’s instructors can provide you with the one-and-only, original BJJ information, directly from the Brazilian source. Only they could tell you what/when/where/who you can train with, including what to think about the several BJJ-related issues. Then, some years ago, I discovered Christian’s book, and between his lines, his blog and his experiences I discovered a total new point of view on ‘The Art’. He became soon one of the most inspiring persons in my own journey, like it has been for many other praticioners around the world. Thus, joining a Globetrotter Camp was a natural step for me. I was the only Italian at my first camp; nevertheless, I never felt alone nor in discomfort. To the contrary, I was always surrounded by special persons and I was only afraid that time was running out too fast. At every Camp, Christian’s ideas of sharing time, mat-space, sport passion, respect, martial equality, friendship, funny leisure time became tangible and turn into reality!!! I loved it so much, that day by day I’m currently trying to duplicate the same atmosphere in my academy in Sicily! Good vibes, great training partners and having fun are indeed the keypoint of the camp experience. Can’t really say how much I learned and, above all, how many unforgettable memories I gained and how many ‘new-but-lifelong friends’ I met from all over the world. Now, I feel Like I could find a mat to train and a place to stay almost wherever on Earth! Moreover, even if I attended many seminars and camps, held by other organizations in Italy and abroad, I can say that, under the technical point of view, Globetrotter Camps are simply second to none. Everybody can find what they are looking for, from the competiton oriented athlete to the friendly sparring partner just looking for an easy roll at the end of his vacation day. Now my ‘vision’ on BJJ is totally different thanks to this amazing politics-free BJJ community.
While trying to find a way to follow Christian’s path for my personal life, I can’t imagine my Jiu Jitsu Life without as many BJJ Globetrotters camp as I can afford.”

– Enrico, Italy

simo

“The BJJ Globetrotters Surf Camp in Italy was one of the GREATEST life Experience ever, sounds exaggerated but it’s true believe me: GREAT LOCATION, Private Access to the Beach, Turquoise Water, Cristal Pink Sand, Beautiful Island. GREAT HOST, Traditional Sardegnan Family, Best Mama Cook, Tasty Local Wine, GREAT TRAINING, A Blast Blowing Techniques Experience with maximal attention from the instructors and Very Cool Sparing partners, all this of course in the best weather possible. GREAT PARTY, best traditional Roasted Pig EVER, DJ, Lot of TUNDER FUN ;) And last but not least GREAT ENERGY, PEOPLE and FRIENDS. Unbelievable how I connected with everybody and we share so much in and out of the mats. Looking forward to discover all next Camps :)”
– Simo, France/Morroco

calle

“Summer Camp in Leuven 2016 was my first and only Globetrotters camp thus far, but for sure not my last. The best way to sum up my experience is a combination of a hormone fueled high school trip/training camp/hazy Ibiza party vacation – in a good way. Not only is Leuven one of the coolest little towns ever, with friendly people and good food and beverages, you’ll also get to experience this with some of the nicest people around. I’m sold. I’m in. All the way down the rabbit hole.”
– Calle, Sweden

joel

“Since I started training BJJ in 2013 I always tripped over Christians journey on the internet. After I have read his book it was clear for me to join his lifestyle. As my first camp I choose the BJJ Summer Camp in the lovely city of Leuven. It was the perfect place to train and socialize with people. The matspace was huge and the level of BJJ high. I loved every single class, every single night going out with you all and all the people from around the world. This is the real deal, I hope to never skip any European camp anymore – next will be Copenhagen and after that Austria. I have got infected! Thanks!”
– Joel, Germany

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 mightn’t 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

jimi

“The BJJ Globetrotters Summercamp 2016 in Leuven was one of the most awesome experiences ever! A community of likeminded people who love Jiu Jitsu. I made a lot of friends in advance through the Facebook group and that got me a ride to the gym from someone I never met before and a ride back as well from someone I met on the camp. I rolled with people from Russia, Germany, Belgium, USA, Australia and Denmark, from white belts to black belts, male and female. I got to meet some of the most awesome instructors imaginable, learn from them, talk to them and some of them I got to roll with as well. I had the privilege to see the Chris Haueter Show live and meet the man behind all of this, Christian Graugart. It was only possible for me to come in for just one day and that alone was an awesome experience. Of course I missed out on allot taking place on the other days, but I have no regrets the memories this gave me. After the camp I made so many Facebook friends with the other participants and got allot of invitations already to go train with, all over the world, i don’t even know where to start ;-) Hope to meet you all again next time!!”
– Jimi, The Netherlands

craig

“Greenland? I would have probably never thought to take a trip there on my own. I found out about the opportunity and looked up the flight prices at once, credit card in hand. I decided I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit and train in such an interesting and remote location. After arriving, seeing the country, and meeting the Greenlandic people, I couldn’t have been any more content with my decision. The training group in Nuuk is small, but welcoming. They are led by an awesome homegrown purple belt Jason and consist of a small group of locals that train hard. The family I stayed with all but adopted another globetrotter and myself. They provided more hospitality than I could have ever imagined. Of course the nature and culture in the area are good enough reasons to visit on there own merits, but throw in a handful of Globetrotters, and you’ve got a once in a lifetime experience. I recommend the Greenland camp to anyone who can make it. If you’re indecisive, take my word for it, and book your spot now”
– Craig, United States

eire

“When I first decided to go to a BJJ Globetrotters Camp I was nervous. I hadn’t even been training a year and was going on my own, but I packed my gi and left. The moment I arrived I knew I had made a great decision. After the first day I felt like the camp was home. Friendships were made, Jiu Jitsu was learnt and beer was drank. So very much beer drank! The only problem with these Camps are that you never want to go back to the real world and face the post camp blues! “
– Eire, Ireland

piotr

“I took part in 2016 BJJ Globetrotters Surf Camp in Sardegna in Italy. I came as an newbie to the sport. The event exceeded by far any of my expectations regarding it. Getting to know all the people from around the world with similar passion to mine was incredible. As a new guy (at that time I only been training for 5 months) I had a great chance not only to boost my skills, but what’s even more important to get inspired by the people, their stories how they got into BJJ and were they’ve already been because of the sport. Training and traveling seems to be a perfect combination. Doing what you love in beautyiful places, surrounded by even more crazy people like you = dreams come true. Can’t wait for my next camp!”
– Piotr, Poland

steviewong

“​​​​Globetrotter ​Leuven ​certainly set​s​ the bar high​ for other camps; you will be hard pressed to find any other setting where you get an absolutely jam packed week of Jiu Jitsu seminars, held by a myriad of black belts​, in a great venue in a relaxed atmosphere. You get to exchange / discover new techniques, meet and roll with other Jiu Jitsu freakazoids​ on and off the mats. Speaking of which, the evening shenanigans are just as eventful as the seminars!​ At BJJ Globetrotters, egos, belts and team affiliations are left at the airport. You roll, you learn and you party.​ ​​As well as learning a headful of techniques, I also discovered that black belts are people too!​ 100% recommend. See you there!​”
– Stevie, United Kingdom

daphne

“My husband and I had not been to a Globetrotters camp before we reached Leuven, and weren’t too sure what to expect. At this point we were 2 months into a year long backpacking adventure! We quickly realised that the experience would be amazing after our first day, surrounded by fantastic people and great instruction. The rest of the week didn’t disappoint, with a fantastic mix of training, learning and partying with many new friends from the camp. Everyone there was easy to get along with, and we all shared a love for learning BJJ which meant everyone felt like an old friend. Although we were sad when the camp came to an end, we had an unforgettable experience and met lots of new people, some of whom we will be seeing again along our travels. In short, if you’re thinking about going to a camp, do it – I promise you’ll have a blast!”
– Daphne, Australia

callum

“I’ve recently returned from the Bournemouth beach camp and I want to thank Christian and the whole Globetrotters team for the fantastic camp. I arrived as a white belt with a bit of time away from the sport but fitted in very quickly. There was no elitist attitude amongst the higher belts that I’ve encountered elsewhere and the camp was run smoothly and fantastically. The classes were fantastic and there was always something for everyone, I really enjoyed getting to know everyone on the Matts and in the evening when we went to a different restaurant each day. I will 100% be back as I’ve caught the camp bug.”
– Callum, United Kingdom

hannah

“I had the best time at the 2016 UK Camp! Even before I left, I felt like I had started to make friends through the Facebook group. By the time I arrived, I realized that this is a very special community. People genuinely took care of each other, and I didn’t meet a single douchebag :) Everybody just wanted to learn and have fun, and the training was top notch. Thanks Christian and everyone who made this camp great!! Now to start scheming on how to attend more camps”
– Hannah, United States

alexneufang

“To be honest, in Leuven I had some of the best time of my life. Being an introverted guy and someone who spends most of his time competing, I wasn’t sure if this is the right thing, but there was no doubt left right after the first day. I was new, a stranger but still everybody was so respectful and nice, even thanking me for the rolls although I was actually the one who was truly thankful. Everyone just felt how much Jiu Jitsu means to me and returned my positive vibes tenfold. This has given me so much inspiration, not to mention all the technical input. Since I’m back, I have been doing more Jiu Jitsu than ever. About a month has passed since the camp and that strong inspiration the Globetrotters gave me for sure has helped me to recently qualify for the european ADCC trials! I can’t wait for the next camp and roll, roll, roll”
– Alex, Germany

michelle

“It’s true when they say that all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage and something great will come out of it. I flew all the way to the other end of the world for the Copenhagen summer camp and it turns out to be one of the best decision I’ve made in the year. Being able to learn from top-notch instructors who are all extremely friendly and welcoming, even to a new white belt like me, and being able to enjoy one of the most amazing city in the world while doing so – what more can I ask for? So go on, take that leap of faith, don’t hesitate when you see the next upcoming camps. Go for it, you’ll leave with so much more new experiences, jiu jitsu knowledge and friendships that will last you for a very long time to come.”
– Michelle, Singapore

seanbg

“Now that I’m home from the Copenhagen Summer Camp, all I can say is wow! My head is full of a bunch of new BJJ things to work on, and my heart is full from the experience of meeting so many other like-minded BJJ practitioners from all over the world in an awesome environment to learn while having tons of fun. I’ve attended, and enjoyed other camps in the past, but what Christian has put together is unique. BJJ practitioners of all levels and backgrounds from all over the world training in a safe, no BJJ politics environment + high level BJJ instructors of different styles from around the world + truly great destinations = an experience like no other. The attention to detail that Christian and his crew put into the camp makes me think that if Christian ever wants to get away from BJJ, he would have a bright future as a vacation consultant. After seeing the instructor list for the camp, I fully expected that all of the BJJ would be first class – and it was! What I didn’t expect was how much fun all of the non BJJ experiences were, and how much Christian was involved in all of it. He truly is a great host (and is a killer on the mat too). I met a ton of people that I’ll surely stay in touch with who I truly consider friends for life. If you’d like to add some BJJ to your travels, or some travels to your BJJ, a camp with the Globetrotters is a perfect way to go. Pick some place that you’re interested in, and go. “
– Sean, United States

ramma

“I have to admit, I was a little bit nervous who travelled by my own to the camp in Copenhagen. I didn’t know anyone there. My coach would also join this camp as an instructor but he would arrive 3 days after me so that kinda freaked me out. But it wasn’t like I excepted. I came to the camp with an empty bag and left the camp with a full bag with new friends and new techniques. And all the higher belts was so respectful and never looked down on us lower belts (The opposite when I joined karate camps long time ago). Now, back to work so I can save money for second camp :)”
– Ramma, Sweden

vincent

“Sitting at the airport in Miami waiting for my flight to board shortly, and my head is filled with the memories of experiences this past week, on and off the mat. I can’t express in words how amazing it was to share time with all of you. This has been the best time of my life and I look forward to meeting again somewhere to continue the friendships we’ve made. Christian Graugart, you know how to change lives.”
– Vincent, United States

patrick

“Winter camp!!! What can I say, such a beautiful place to be! I have met some really awesome people here. Great vibe up at the mountain, on the mats and as well as at the after-party. I snowboarded for the first time and did pretty well, I learned some really good Jiu Jitsu techniques by very helpful instructors and you will 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 will see you cool people at the next one! “
– Patrick, Indonesia

mikhail

“When I decided to go to El Salvador, I didn’t know what to expect. I was anxious, because I was worried that the only people who would be willing to subjugate their bodies to surfing and Jiu Jitsu all day had to be be crazy. And everyone I met in El Salvador was crazy. But they’re all the best kind of crazy. I loved every second of my time at Casa Kickapoo. Luis and Gloria are magnificent hosts. Luis the surf instructor had many of us noobs standing on the first day! And Christian is an awesome instructor and person. I had so much fun rolling and trouble shooting Jiu Jitsu with my fellow nerds and hanging out drinking coconuts in the pool all day. The real camp secret is Rodrigo. He can seriously cook! I’m very thankful for the people I met. I am already planning to visit several of them this year! “
– Mikhail, United States

nathan2

“My last full day here in St. Barts has been breathtaking and I can’t count the amount of times I caught myself uncontrollably smiling due to the overwhelming feeling of pure happiness! I have come to love this place in a very short time and once again it’s the people that make all the difference. This place has giving me a magical experience that will bring me joy for years to come. It pleases me knowing I will return to this enchanting island and good company with great new friends. This has literally been the best year of my life and it’s due to the Globetrotters network of amazingly awesome people that make the community. My life has been extremely enriched by the relationships I’ve gained through these experiences and I can’t wait to keep this up with you all!!”
– Nathan, United States

erin

“After one of our Cleveland friends informed us that such a thing as jiu jitsu vacations exist, my husband and I knew we had to go! BJJ Globetrotters has permanently changed the way we think about vacations. Christian has created something so unique, with camps ranging from beach camps in central america to ski camps in the Alps. Our El Salvador 2016 Beach Camp included all of the usual great stuff about a vacation; to-die-for scenery, extra-curriculars like surfing, jet skis, and paddleboards, all of our (OUTSTANDING!) meals, cheap booze, a sweet travel gi, and more. PLUS with the added bonus of one of our OTHER favorite things–Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. My thoughts upon arrival, regarding the fact that we would be living in a house with 15 strangers for the week of our so-called honeymoon, were, “Ok, this is either going to be a total disaster, OR it’s going to be the best thing ever.” Maybe we got lucky with an exceptional group of people, but it seriously was the best thing ever, and we left with a new group of life-long friends. I think all of our future vacations will be with BJJ Globetrotters. We lazed around all day doing whatever we liked (for me, laying in the sun with a good book), and then trained BJJ for a while in the evening. That’s it. It honestly doesn’t get any better.”
– Erin, United States

greg

“I have been planning and going on adventure related trips for over 12 years and I can say every adventure needs four elements to be successful. 1) Destination, 2) Accommodation 3) Activity and 4) People. The right mix can be the difference between a good and a great trip. My trip to Austria with Christian and the BJJ Globetrotters crew had all 4 of those elements in excess. Amazing village to visit, fantastic lodge to stay at, top level Jiu Jitsu and snowboarding and great people from all over the world made for an unforgettable experience. I look forward to my next trip with the crew. If you like adventure and want the experience of meeting people from all over the world check out one of their trips happening all year long. “
– Greg, United States

aaron

“I just returned from the retreat of a lifetime; Christian has managed to change the way I’ll vacation forever! Surf, eat, relax, Jiu Jitsu and repeat… several times daily! Every 20 minutes the next thing on the agenda brought me to a new level of “high on life”. Christian created an amazing experience, with both the location and the company, and then welcomes you to come along and enjoy the ride with him. It’s out of this world awesome; truly something everyone whom enjoys the beach, Jiu Jitsu, and good company shouldn’t miss.”
– Aaron, United States

marlon

“I really did not know what to expect when I signed up for this camp. I went in with zero expectations and an open mind. It was truly one of the best life and Jiu-Jitsu experience, living in an exotic island and training with top notch level individuals. Christian put a lot of effort into putting this camp together, everything was taken care of that you can think of and it was really relaxing. Everything about Saint Barthélemy was beautiful; the many beaches, the hiking trails, training BJJ outside between the mountains, riding quads across the island, sailing trip on a catamaran just to name a few. You will not want to go home! I arrived by myself but left with 30+ new friends from across the world. I can’t wait to visit another camp, do yourself a favor and join the Globetrotters community!”
– Marlon, United States

mark

“The first time I looked on the BJJ Globetrotters website and saw the photos of the Beach Camp in El Salvador I knew I would have to make the journey. I booked 9 months in advance so I had plenty of time to watch the videos over and over again and get very excited. Arriving in El Salvador and having the friendly face of Santiago to collect me was a dream start to my two weeks. Everything about the camp was amazing. The ‘cant do enough for you’ hosts Luis and Gloria who are two lovely human beings who have created a wonderful home (that’s how it felt) and are always around to make sure everything is running well. Rodrigo the ‘Top Chef’ chef who created such an amazing array of food over two weeks that every meal was a experience. Luis the smiling surf man who was always there to help everyone catch the waves every morning and afternoon and who also took great photos and was pretty handy on the guitar. Meeting people from all over the world and having Jiu Jitsu every night under the coconut trees was as amazing as it sounds. Christian has a very laid back style of teaching which I enjoyed very much and I believe after two weeks some of it actually sunk in to this old head of mine. Rolling after class and then jumping into the pool to cool off and then enjoying a wonderful meal under the stars every night was a constant highlight. Wonderful memories from an amazing experience that every one should do.”
– Mark, New Zealand

valgeir

“The BJJ globetrotters winter camp in Wagrain Austria 2016 was unbelievable. Snowboarding the whole day, training in the afternoon and drinking in the evening with the other participants was very uplifting to say the least.”
– Valgeir, Iceland

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

betina

“As a complete beginner in surfing and BJJ, I wasn’t sure if the Beach Camp was the right thing for me. But I just took a leap of faith; after all, ‘white belts are real people too’. And not only was it the right thing for me, but the trip turned out to be the most amazing, inspiring and motivating experience I could have ever imagined. Christian and Luis were incredibly supportive and patient during my surfing and BJJ attempts. The owners of Casa Kickapoo, Luis and Gloria made me feel at home instantly and my fellow travellers turned into friends. But be careful, it’s highly addictive and you will end up registering for more BJJ Globetrotters camps!”
– Bettina, Germany

chad

“The atmosphere at the Winter camp is as good as it gets. Highlights for me: Meeting people from all sorts of countries and backgrounds, stacking it hard on the slopes and of course, a cheeky party in the evening. Also, the black belts you chose to teach – nice selection! None of them too ‘cool-for-school’ and everyone was willing to help out the white and blue belts, which I think is important. Good times, will see you for another soon.”
– Chad, Australia

adrian

“The Caribbean Island Camp was a unique experience. I have traveled quite a bit in my life time and can say this trip is one to remember. I’m so fortunate to have been taken part of it with so many good people in such an amazing place like Saint Barth. It’s great to know the Saint Barth BJJ community and feel now like I have friends in that part of the world. It’s great also to built relationships internationally and know you are now welcome to train in your new friends home towns.”
– Adrian, Mexico

diana

“One week rolling around with 220 other BJJ-addicts sounds like a dream. Well it felt like a dream. Six days, 32 hours of training from top instructors from all over the world. The vibe during the week was awesome, everyone is here for one reason: to learn and have fun. I thought it was a bit scary to go by myself, but I’ve met so many cool people and made new friends. Some of them I still speak to everyday! As a girl sometimes it’s hard to find other girls to train with. So it was really nice to train with other girls for a week. Besides rolling around there was time to party! Some drinks and a lot of dancing. Or was it a lot of drinks and some dancing? There is only one downside of the camp: it leaves you with this unbelievable yearning that keeps you wanting more! This turnes into the famous PCB; post camp blues. Don’t tell me I didn’t warned you! I wish every day could be a globetrotter camp day.”
– Diana, The Netherlands

chris-tp

“To sum up the experience I had on the summer camp in one word, it would be AMAZING! The friendly, feel good environment is simply in comparable to any other. Being welcomed with open arms by students and coaches from all around the world has left me emotionally attached to the globetrotters. The ‘high’ I felt during that week is some what addictive and I want more! I had expectations before I left for Europe, but I’m very happy to say that this camp has exceeded them all by far. If BJJ, making new friends and traveling are things you enjoy, then you have to do it (you will thank yourself, trust me!). One camp down… Many more to go! See you at the next camp.”
– Chris, Australia

chrishornsby

“The camp was brilliant. The instruction was great and everything happened on time. I would definitely attend another camp if I could. I feel like my training has a higher meaning now and that as a peer group, we are very lucky to be able to get together and share the knowledge.”
– Chris, United Kingdom

nico

“For me the BJJ Globetrotters community is an absolute paradise for the grappler’s soul and mind. It is full of nice, friendly and open minded people from all over the world that enjoy life intensively and willing to learn from each other as much as they could. It’s a place where new friendships are established.”
– Nico, Germany

scott

“I met so many interesting and combatively terrifying people in such a short space of time, my head nearly exploded from all the awesomeness. Everyone was just here to roll, learn things & make friends. The instructors included. Spending time with the higher belts, on & off the mats, realizing that even the Godlike Black Belts are people too…I learned a lot at this camp. Seeing people living the kind of life I long for, having BJJ as a intrinsic part of their lifestyle, & getting to know them as real people. Not some kind of genetic superheroes or rich playboys. But just normal people doing really cool shit with their lives. Attending the camp would have been worth it just for the social aspect alone…which is a pretty crazy thing to say about a sporting event. I was on such a euphoric high for those 6 days that I actually fell into a little depression post camp. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one. It seems like such a short period of time, but there was so much incredible shit crammed in. My own personal highlight reel of BJJ & life brilliance. I want my life to be more like those 6 days. More training, more human interaction, more love. Maybe less beer? There was an awful lot of beer, seriously, one night I only drank varieties of beer exclusively brewed by monks. In short, if you ever get a chance to attend a BJJ Globetrotter camp, do it. Don’t hesitate. Don’t panic. Don’t rush. Just crush. I’ll explain that some other time, my point is; Just fucking do it. I will be going again the very next chance I get, doesn’t matter where it is, I’m going. My expectations were unreasonably high coming in and they were exceeded by everything that happened at the camp. Hopefully you take my advice & we can choke each other in some exotic place somewhere in the near future.”
– Scott, Australia

foley

“The only thing more overwhelming than the beauty of Camp Winaukee was the friendliness and kindness of my fellow campers and instructors. World class coaches and athletes spoke to me as a peer and offered amazing instruction and feedback. This was an amazing experience and I highly recommend BJJ Globetrotters camps to anyone with an open mind and love of Jiu Jitsu.”
– Patrick, Canada

roman

“If you are looking for an ultimate BJJ experience with open minded people who come from all around the world, this is it. No barriers, no politics, no religions, no race. We are all one.”
– Roman, United Kingdom

samnewell

“Having already been on one BJJ Globetrotters Camp earlier in the year, I had pretty high expectations for the Summer Camp in Leuven. In reality the camp exceeded every one of them. They say that total immersion is the easiest way to learn anything, with 7 hours of jiu jitsu a day you can’t help but improve your game. For one week in June the BJJ Globetrotters basically took over Leuven! You couldn’t go into a bar or restaurant (or launderette!) without seeing familiar faces from the mats. I brought my 15 year old son with me on this camp as a last minute addition (thank you Christian!). He’d never trained jiu jitsu before apart from a couple of hours in our garage where I introduced him to terms like ‘guard’ and ‘sweep’. He was made to feel incredibly welcome by everyone on the camp and by the end of the week he was as enthusiastic about the thought of 150 people on the mats during an open mat as I was (and he had learnt a hell of a lot). Since we’ve been back he’s joined my club and is now training weekly. I’ve made a load of new friends from clubs all over the UK and Europe, several of whom I hope to be able to visit and train with at some point. All I need now is for Christian to confirm the camp schedule for next year so I can start planning.”
– Sam, United Kingdom

bevcoker

“Just returned from the Summer Camp in Belgium. So hard to dilute and put into words what a unique and incredible week it was! A week full of fun (still aching from laughing so much!) and training sessions delivered with skill and expertise that I know have changed my game forever; and at the end of the week I received my Blue Belt which I never expected – so so proud! I’ve always loved to travel and see new places – love meeting people and making new friends and I love BJJ. The Globetrotters Camps have provided me a way to do all of these things I love at the same time!! Super excited to get booking the next one!!”
– Bev, United Kingdom

stephen

“Attending the USA Globetrotters camp is one of the greatest memories I will ever have. Meeting and sharing laughs with like minded Jiu Jitsu practitioners from around the world was truly an amazing experience that I will never forget. I am truly thankful and blessed to have met such great individuals and I look forward to attending more camps in the future!”
– Stephen, Canada

simen

“St Barts is a tropical paradise with fantastic people and landscape you won’t find elsewhere. The small island offers good surf, hard training and fond memories all year round. It’s truly paradise on earth!”
– Simen, Norway

wim

“I participated in the BJJ Globetrotters Summer Camp 2015 in Leuven. As the coach of the local gym, I was at first very surprised there was going to be camp organised in my city. I had heard of Globetrotters before but I wasn’t sure what to expect. I decided to welcome the opportunity to join in and check what it was all about, and I’m really glad I did! The camp was the perfect combination of training, socialising, vacation and partying. With about 250 participants sharing the same mat, the camp was huge! Globetrotters tends to attract a kind of people which are very friendly and open minded. On top of that, the level of the instructors was absolutely outstanding. Never in my life have I met so many awesome people and learned so many things in such a short time. It was an amazing experience and I’ll definitely join again in the future!”
– Wim, Belgium

rene

“It’s really hard to describe the camp with a couple of sentences. The training part is awesome! Many great classes by great instructors and many amazing and egoless rolls with different people and different styles. On the last camp it was so amazing that I couldn’t stop train and ended up completely exhausted in a kind of delirium, but I can’t remember when I was feeling this alive and simply happy before. But it’s not all about the physical part. It’s much more! With the camps I got the chance to met so many great people on and off the mat with the same interests, same or similar lifestyle, with the same passion as me. Now I can’t wait for the next camp to see and roll with all my new friends again. If BJJ is your passion, you have to go to these camps. If BJJ is only your hobby, BJJ will be your passion after the camp.”
– René, Germany

wilson

“Instruction was intensive at the camp. Each day we were given 6 hours of solid BJJ instruction and 2 hours of open mat time to roll around. All black belt teachers also rolled with students. It was a very safe learning environment and open roll experience for students. I did not see anyone get injured. There were no big egos out of control. No bullies. No bad energy. All students and teachers were very friendly and helpful to each other. All wanted to improve their BJJ and have fun. It was certainly a very healthy social environment to be immersed in for 5 days. Christian Graugart and his instructors did a superb job in every respect with this first BJJ Globetrotter Camp in the USA. They certainly hit a “home run” their first time at bat here in the USA. They put their heart, soul and expertise into every aspect of it and the result was one of the most rewarding BJJ learning experiences possible. The memories will last forever. I wholeheartedly recommend Christian Graugart and his BJJ Globetrotter Camps anywhere in the world. The total quality of the experience was fantastic.”
– Michael, United States

kimmo

“The Globetrotter community is absolutely awesome! I took part to an intensive Winter Camp in the Alps and had a blast. The days were filled with skiing, rolling and after parties and after a few days you kind of lost track of time and place and just do stuff. It’s amazing how fast you connect with people in an intensive setting like that. Will definitely do another one in the near future!”
– Kimmo, Finland

sonny

“To describe the Globetrotter experience accurately, I would need a thesaurus to find enough words that mean amazing! Everyone I met there had a fantastic personality, the venue was epic and the BJJ & Snowboard classes were of a very high calibre! I learned a lot and had the time of my life. The camp was so energetic that I needed a holiday afterwards to recover :) Before the camp I was nervous about travelling by myself but now I’m hooked. I will definitely be at future camps! If I can offer some friendly advice, before you die…make sure you go to one too!”
– Sonny, United Kingdom

spencer

“When I heard about a random Snowboarding and BJJ camp on the slopes of Austria it sounded crazy. But I wanted in! Not only was I able to learn some new BJJ moves, but I made a lot of new friends from a dozen other countries who all are just as crazy about this sport as I am! I’m really glad I jumped in a BJJ Globetrotter camp and I can’t wait till I’m able to go on my next one!”
– Spencer, United States

jo

“Just returned from the 2015 BJJ Globetrotter Beach Camp in El Salvador with a serious case of post-holiday blues. An awesome experience and one that I hope to repeat next year. Everything was just spot on. The location at Casa Kickapoo has to be seen to believed. The house and grounds are beautiful and well thought out, so that a group of Jiu Jitsu freaks can hang out in paradise. There are communal areas to come together and chat, as well as space to chill out and be with your own thoughts – I recommend the hammocks by the pier. The food prepared by Rodrigo was amazing, plentiful and varied. Luis and the team at Casa Kickapoo go out of their way to make you feel welcome. There are as many daytime activities as you’d want – from surfing and SUP to chilling by the pool. The quality of the Jiu Jitsu instruction was outstanding. How Christian manages to cultivate such a laid-back attitude but still have a well-structured session up his sleeve every day is beyond me. His passion for BJJ is evident and he was available every day for free private sessions too. In the evening classes, we had the opportunity to really break down some stuff and look at all the little details that are so important. A decent amount or reviewing the previous day’s session and then building more on it has really helped me to embed this into my game. Rolling on mats under the palm trees at the end of every day was a joy. Getting to know and roll with others at the camp was also a great part of this experience. Some firm friendships made and some serious skills taken home to work on. Ossss!”
– Jo, United Kingdom

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“I can recommend the Globetrotters Winter Camp to every person who wants not only train, but have fun during and after training as well. I have rarely met so many nice and competent people bunched together. Globetrotter camps are equal to high level training combined with high level fun. Just had a good time.”
– Holger, Germany

maddi

“Winter camp was amazing! I still can’t believe how much we fit into one weekend, the instructors were all really high level and my skiing and BJJ has improved so much. It was great to meet so many new friends and training partners, can’t wait for next year.”
– Maddi, United Kingdom

mason-pool

“2 am arrival first day away from the home I knew. No one to be seen. Strange new country. Foreign language and of course customs. There is a driver waiting at the airport tho which is a great comfort so late in the evening. I arrive at the house and it’s dark. Can’t find my bed. The pick up driver barely understands me. Where do I sleep? What am I doing here? No direct answer. But hold on, I can see a lone hammock swaying in the gentle night breeze that seems to be spot lighted by the half moon. I found my place for tonight. I sleep as if it was meant to be, engaging in sleep as of it were days that went by not just a few hours. Not restless or nervous. At home under the stars, in a foreign place alone and uncertain. I still slept perfectly. I awoke in the morning to a bright smiling face, asking, “want to go surf?”. From that moment on I didn’t have a care in the world. The camp ran so smooth. I never noticed anything out of place. If I wanted for anything, it was already considered and waiting for me! Fresh coconut? It was there chopped to sit perfectly flat on the table. Want to explore the estuary? Paddle board waiting. Want hang out with dogs? The best dogs ready to follow you to the beach. Want to sneak in a lil extra training on the mats? Multiple other training partners ready to go. Want to find that deep relaxing sleep again? Pick a place. It didn’t matter. This place always felt like home.”
– Mason, United States

jodie

“Now to say that it was paradise is an understatement! I mean WOW! You know when you look through a travel magazine and you see the typical paradise photos, well I was actually in this kind of place, absolute paradise! After finally meeting everyone, we had some amazing laughs! Surfing in the morning (of what I enjoy surfing, but I need practice, I think I stood up on the board once!) and in the evening training. The heat was absolutly fantastic, even the wind was hot, so we mainly trained in the evening as it was so hot in the afternoons. Until the day I die I will forever remember this trip, the ‘Rolling’ song, Tanpetarna, ‘Youtube’, Pepto shots, the bonfire on the beach and Just absolutely everything, there was never a dull moment at this place. Thank you, guys!”
– Jodie, England

mariowinter

“I loved the Winter Camp! My excuse to go to Austria was to visit a native friend whom I met because of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The ideal reason came up with the participation in the BJJ Globetrotters Winter Camp. Once in Austria, I found a core of amazing people and made many new friends. Amazing what the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gives us!”
– Mario, Portugal

beatrice

“The most gorgeous event in the history of European BJJ. More training than you can manage with a bunch of people from all over the world in a familiar atmosphere. Great teachers and a lot of fun, it’s like a very big family meeting!”
– Beatrice, Germany

daniel

“Training Jiu Jitsu is very much like being a part of a secret tribe. But instead of going to war, we can also choose to come together as one, share and exchange techniques, become friends, and help eachother grow in this fantastic art. Very much in the spirit of Jigoro Kano’s Judo philosophy of ‘mutual welfare and benefit’. That’s what I’ve experienced while teaching at the last two Globetrotters camps. It’s fantastic to be a part of this movement. And I look forward to meeting you on the mat, next time.”
– Daniël, The Netherlands

ben

“The BJJ Globetrotter camps are an absolute blast. Travelling all the way to Denmark from the United States just to train Jiu Jitsu was worth it! On top of all the amazing instruction you meet people from around the globe and share awesome experiences on and off the mat. I’ll be back for as many camps as I can. Have to keep up with my new Jiu-Jitsu friends some how!”
– Ben, United States

sinistro

“The BJJ Globetrotters camp was a unique experience. I never shared the mats with that many different people, different nationalities, backgrounds and styles. In spite of being so different from each other, the vibe in the gym was great – it felt like we were all friends already. I made many new friends and I’m definitely coming back next year, God willing.”
– Francisco, Ecuador

carlmag

“I was nervous, I was excited and I was a little bit scared when stepping into the gym with all these people the first time. I have been to a few competitions, and the feeling of everyone sizing you up is usually very strong, so thats how I expected to feel. However, I had absolutely no reason to be worried, as the feeling quickly faded from my mind and the relaxed but hardcore attitude of camaraderie and love for bjj started shining through in everyones faces as we greeted and talked. The mood at a BJJ Globetrotters camp can only be described as awesome, loving and focused! Until next time; OSS!”
– Carl, Norway

harley

“I am a 35 year old blue belt and train very often at a small, young gym. I often attend seminars hours away to supplement my training and meet people. When I heard of the European BJJ Globetrotter camps, I knew I had to go. One in the U.S. finally made it possible for me. Within hours of getting to camp, I made a few friends and learned a few techniques. By the last day I made great friends and was very sad to leave. Not only was the instruction top notch, but the everyone got along great! I will not only go to other camps, I will bring friends into the fold!”
– Harley, United States

kari

“St. Barths is a really amazing place, it looks like paradise with the incredibly colored ocean, beaches everywhere, vegetation all over with friendly turtles puttering about, and Jiu jitsu training with great people. Can‘t recommend trying it out enough!”
– Kári, Iceland

martin

“There is so much more at the camp than Jiu-jitsu: The surf, the scenery, the friendships you get and the house you’ll be living in is fantastic. Every staff member is so kind and helpful. This place is about enjoying you’re self and the people surrounding you in total tranquility. My advice…. DO IT!”
– Martin, Denmark

cameron

“Relax, nap, swim, roll, eat, sleep, eat, roll, sleep and eat some more in the awesome weather. It was surprising how easy everyone from different levels of BJJ and different parts of the world could just get along so well. The staff at the Beach Camp are awesome (Louis literally gave me his shirt from his back when the airliner lost my baggage ) and you will make so many friends. I learnt so much from every person at the camp including the other white and blue belts. I won my first competition coming back from the camp using guard passing I learnt from Christian. Attending the camp was one of the best things I’ve ever done and when when I went back to my gym at home I had so many tricks to catch everyone off guard.”
– Cameron, Australia

ashild

“I signed up for this years Beach Camp without knowing anyone, and as a complete beginner, probably the whitest belt there! I had so much fun tho; the location is great (hello paradise!), the staff become instant friends, food is yummy, everyone got along really well straight off the bat, the BJJ techniques we learnt has proven to be useful maaany times (at least for me). Christian’s style of teaching is great (even as a BJJ noob, I felt included and could follow the concepts taught), surf lessons are on point, the naps fabulous… the list goes on!:)”
– Åshild, Norway

louis

“It was the best thing that I did all year. The techniques were easy to follow as a white belt too. And damn, never have I done so much doing nothing for a week. It was the most productive unproductive time of my life”
– Louis, Singapore

alejandro

“Truly one of the greatest experiences of my life! Do it you won’t be disappointed!”
– Alejandro, United States

glenn

“Being a bit afraid of going to one off these camps alone, I waited untill a camp was nearby. Seeing as I am from Belgium, this was a great opportunity. Met so many nice people, great classes, great rolling sessions. Doesnt matter where the next camp is, I’m gonna try to go there, even if I have to go on my own. I’ll get to know new people and have a great time anyway! Big cheers for organizing such a great camp and hopefully till soon!”
– Glenn, Belgium

neal

“Amazing location, private peer, boat trips on the estuary, exploring the mangrove by canoe, sunshine, surfing lessons, nights out, trip to Mayan ruins, visit to a dormant volcano, luxury accommodation with private swimming pool, fresh coconuts growing in the gardens, Jiu Jitsu under the stars; this camp had it all and with so many great people from different backgrounds and cultures I couldn’t help but incorporate new music, food, drink and hobbies into my own life when I got back home, not to mention some simple but effective jiu jitsu techniques into my game. Definitely be there in 2015, thanks Christian!!”
– Neal, Ireland

johan

“Im so happy that I went. It was really worth it. Meeting cool people, jits, surf all in a really cool enviroment. I hope I go on future camps”
– Johan, Sweden

andrew

“I recently joined the BJJ Globetrotters camp in Copenhagen with my 15yr old son for an amazing week long camp with we will never forget. The instruction was second to none, all the black belts, BJJ, Judo and wrestlers make learning fun and easy for such a complicated and technical art. Everybody was friendly and polite and treated each others as equals white belt or not. After that camp, I was immediately addicted and started planning for the next BJJ adventure which was located in New Hampshire. We arrived at the scenic location and were met and greated by some of the team and instructors and given cabins by the lake. We trained for hours every day, soaking in the lake to rest our tired conditioned bodies. The food was immense and plentiful, camp staff bending over backwards to help us out. By night we sat by the camp fire roasting marshmallows and hotdogs while laughing and joking with new friends and old from all over the world, making memories that will last a life time. Christian Graugart went out his way to meet and roll with everybody as well as socialising with every body in his own time, which I imagine must of been mentally and physically draining, which to me says a lot about his character as well as all the other instructors. If you ever get the chance to go to a camp, grasp that opportunity with both hands as you will not regret it. It has given me a different outlook on life! Who knows, our paths may cross and we might meet on the mats at some beautiful location.”
– Andrew, United Kingdom

matthew

“I appreciate that Christian didn’t limit himself to only teaching us BJJ techniques, in a day and age where step by step tutorials can be found on the internet. The things that I will remember for years to come are the concepts that apply to all aspects of fighting and self defense. Intangibles such as timing and the capturing of space are best understood when rolling and feeling others’ energy. We had ample time to practice one on one, ask questions, and request advice on any details that we were concerned about.”
– Matthew, United States

piet

“I am grateful that I had the opportunity to improve my Jiu Jitsu and surfing skills in beautiful El Salvador with like-minded fun people from all over the world. Unforgettable experience. Pure awesomeness.”
– Piet, The Netherlands

ellis

“The BJJ Globetrotters summer camp was the best thing I’ve done! It brought my Jiu Jitsu on so much and I met so many awesome people!”
– Ellis, United Kingdom

conor

“The BJJ Globetrotters summercamp is guaranteed to make you fall in love with the BJJ Lifestyle. Amazing people, fantastic training and one hell of a party! You’ll be traveling around the world seeking out more of this in no time!!”
– Conor, United Kingdom

sergey

“In summer camp in 2013, I found many new friends around the world, and I found myself in Jiu Jitsu. It was cool! I look forward to next summer!”
– Sergey, Russia

lorenzo

“Just got back from the fall 2014 camp and I have to say it was great. If you want a well organised BJJ trip, where you can train, chill and party with a great crowd this is the camp for you my friend.”
– Lorenzo, United Kingdom

philip

“The camp was awesome! I learned new techniques and experienced so many different styles of Jiu Jitsu. Every instructor was worth visiting and I am sad that my body was not able to participate in every training. Even if everybody was a stranger in the beginning, I quickly got the feeling and atmosphere of rolling with friends. For sure, I will go to the camp again next year!”
– Philipp, Austria

morgan

“It’s hard to express how awesome the whole camp experience was without repeating what everyone else has already said, but I had such a great time so I have to give it a try! Firstly, I’ve got to say how impressed I was with the attitude of every single person I met at the camp. Everyone I trained and rolled with was super cool and respectful, I didn’t see anyone taking it too seriously, or pouting if they got tapped. And it was great that all the higher belts were happy to share their time helping me (even when I had a million stupid questions lol). And secondly I wanted to say a huge thank you to every single instructor for filling every class with such fantastic techniques and concepts! I was honestly amazed that they managed to fill an entire week’s worth of teaching with such valuable information. I felt a light bulb going off in my head with every technique I learned, and I’m so excited to start adding them to my game. I’m already counting down the days till we can do it all again next year!”
– Morgan, United Kingdom

kira

“Smiling faces everywhere, people chilling out, geeking out, laughing and rolling. It’s like being in a big bubble of likeminded people with the focus on training hard, exchanging knowledge, meeting new and old friends and just enjoy the ride of endorphins you get from being at the Globetrotter camp. This was a blast, can’t wait to be back for more. To ALL, thank you! I hope to see some of you again really soon.”
– Kira, Norway

instructors

“My first camp and I was fortunate to start off with a great experience. Christian Graugart brought me out to teach, and I had an amazing time, so big thanks there. Thanks to the other instructors who made all the classes have such a cool vibe to watch and take part in. Everyone taught really good stuff, the students were very very lucky to have you guys teaching. One love.”
– David, United Kingdom

caroline

“Two days have passed since camp ended. I still can not find words enough to describe how good this week was. I think the best word I can find is… love! I can’t stop smiling when i thinking on the camp. I am so happy to be a part of a such a beautiful thing. It has truly been an honor to share the mat with all of you wonderful people from all over the world. And to get to know you. Thanks for everything everyone. ”
– Caroline, Sweden

candy

“Sounds crazy travelling around the world for a Jiu Jitsu camp but there must be a reason why Christian’s camps are so hot in demand. Politics-free, highly social training camps with top level instructors. Absolute mission accomplished. I’m so happy I don’t want to leave!”
– Candy, Singapore

kaltofen

“Hands down, the BJJ Globetrotter Summer Camp was one of the best weeks of my life. A week packed with top-notch training by world-class instructors, whilst making lots of new friends around the globe was a truly amazing experience. Apart from learning so many new things in and about BJJ, the summer camp was also a great holiday in general. The participants and instructors could not have been nicer and there was a strong sense of community, creating a learning atmosphere that crossed belt levels, individual Arts and age. The camp is a MUST for everyone who enjoys BJJ and its lifestyle!”
– James, United Kingdom

daniel

“Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, especially training camps, can be so competitive and demanding that, sometimes, you may get tired and disappointed. For me, the Globetrotters camp was, in that sense, a great opportunity to remember why I felt in love with the sport in the beginning and what I have always loved about it. You will be able to share with great trainers and roll with tenths of partners from different ranks, weight classes, styles and body types; but the most important part is that you will be among people full of good will, respectful and egoless, each with a different story and background, that share your passion for Jiu Jitsu, sharing and learning. Be prepared for the training with the best vibe you can find and to deeply understanding of the Jiu Jitsu lifestyle.”
– Daniel, Ecuador

“I have recently attended the 2016 Winter Camp in Austria. I am very happy to say that this was one of the best camps that I have been a part of in the last ten years. Normally when I attend camps like this it is for a specific purpose such as going to a major tournament or what have you. This camp was a fantastic way to meet and work with some of the other gyms in Europe I was very satisfied with the level of instruction of all of the instructors and there approachable nature. There was not one time during the camp that I felt I could not ask a question on the techniques and drills that were being taught. Along with all of this I feel that the level of camaraderie and friendship that was seen and felt during the four days of the camp is an intangible and integral part of this camp that cannot be weighed. I cannot wait for the next camp that I will be able to attain. I highly recommend this for all belt and experience levels. This for me was a great time to bounce ideas off of some of the other instructors to see how they run there classes and use this to make improvements to my own school. I am very grateful to all of the people that I had a chance to work with and I am excited to work with as many people as I can at future camps.”
– Michael, Italy

“Hi everybody, the fall camp was simply awesome under every point of view. I knew that it was going to be the best BJJ experience of my life, but I didn’t expect to such extend.”
– Enrico, Italy

“Hey guys, thanks for the great time this week. I have met so many new friends and I’ve gotten submitted so often (especially wristlocks). It will feel strange to not be on the mat the whole day after this week.”
– Brandon, The Netherlands

“This camp was so much more than I had dared hope for. I feel so privileged being a part of this sport, but think this camp was a display of just how good it is. Still can’t believe I just spend a week with that many dedicated practitioners and top level instructors. You guys are great!”
– Peter, Denmark

“I can type a whole story about how awesome it was. But all I got to say now.. I want back!!! See ya all next camp!”
– Andy, The Netherlands

“Well! So…. This was awesome! The whole week have been so amazing, with the best instructors and co-participants! Oh holy unicorns I am so happy!”
– Torgeir, Norway

“This was my very first training camp and I was so super impressed with all of the instructors!!!! I have met so many fantastic people who have the same passion for my beloved BJJ. Thank you to everyone for making me feel so very welcome!!!!!”
– Keith, United Kingdom

“My best Jiu Jitsu week! You have the real BJJ lifestyle and amazing people to train, hang out with and to share globetrotting stories. There’s high quality BJJ all day and world-class instructors. Christian did a great job and everyone at CSA was nice and helpful (and what a party!). The only downside is the return home, but I look forward to the next time!!! ”
– Florian, France

“I’m a little older than most participants so I was apprehensive but the camp was brilliant. I met amazing people, learned a lot from the excellent instructors and took part in my first ever tournament. Awesome!”
– Vince, United Kingdom

“The BJJ Globetrotters Camp combines some of the best things I know, getting to know awesome people from different cultures and training BJJ! There where so many good instructors that teach in way that you actually remember the important stuff. Either through emphasising a principle, or by having a story, metaphor or catch phrase so that you remember more easily. There is such a friendly atmosphere at the camp. You feel welcome and you are able to roll, talk and learn from everybody at the camp.”
– Oscar, Norway

“The 2014 Fall Camp made me feel as happy as I was on my first traditional Jiu Jitsu camp 21 years ago”
– Matilda, Sweden

“We could only make two full days of Christian’s summer camp, but the atmosphere was awesome. People coming from all over just to learn bjj and enjoy themselves. Copenhagen is a beautiful city and for sure next year, we are coming with more people and staying for the whole week. Like the people who annually attend music festivals I think this camp could turn out to be a yearly pilgrimage”
– Chiu, United Kingdom

“Probably the best experience of my life so far! Jiu Jitsu, friends and Copenhagen. Ooosss!”
– Mighele, United Kingdom

“I’m always amazed by the spirit on and off the mats at the Globetrotter camps. The evening we arrived in Leuven and walked to the city center, we immediately meet friends from the BJJ Globetrotters family. Over the course of the week, we not only got to know lot of new techniques & principles, but made new friends, added lot of amazing memories to our book of life and made plans about future BJJ adventures. If had to some it up in a phrase: Rock and roll :-) Hope to see you all next time.”
– Ben, Germany

“I attended the Beach Camp as a blue belt and I didn’t find there was any part of the camp that was beyond me. Christian’s teaching style is very accessible and the vibe at the camp is similar to my club, with a focus on learning rather than winning. The food is excellent, the vibe was great, the location is amazing and I had some of the best naps I’ve ever taken in my life. If you’re a lower belt, get on the Globetrotters thing now, before the world of corporate Jiu Jitsu can corrupt your fragile soul. “
– Andrew, Australia

“I had a great time at the Summer Camp. I learned a lot from the instructors and it was great having the opportunity to roll with a lot of higher belts from different gyms.”
– Patrick, Switzerland

“From the initial communication to the final good byes the camp was not only memorable but perfect and professional in every way. The instructors were diverse and world class. Every seminar I learned at least one thing that was pure gold. The students were beginner to black belt and age 12-63. All brought their unique perspectives and skill sets to share with everyone. I learned an incredible amount from rolling and having other students trouble-shoot some holes in my game. I can not give BJJ Globetrotter Camp USA camp any higher recommendation! This is a must experience, experience. Christian has created a fantastic community and his camp exceeded all my expectations. I look forward to your return and hope to be fortunate to attend, and oh yes this guy knows his Jits!”
– Tom, Canada

“Great location and facility; more BJJ than a human body can handle; a really good mix of people and abilities; “organised fun” that’s actually fun; party night; good food; and the list goes on. But, what really sets the camps apart is that Christian has clearly put a lot of thought and effort into creating a relaxed and inclusive atmosphere, which makes everyone feel welcome on and off the mats. When you combine this with world-class, approachable instructors, the whole thing is just awesome. Summary: This is a “must do” experience for any BJJ enthusiast. I had a fucking great time. See you at the next one.”
– Rob, United Kingdom

“Just returned from my 2nd Summer Camp in Leuven along with 6 teammates from UTC Blackpool & have to say I enjoyed it even more than the first camp last year. The level of tuition and coaching on offer was incredible, with high level Wrestling, Judo and MMA coaches sharing their knowledge alongside the world class BJJ instructors. It was an absolute honour to attend Chris Hauters sessions. I have honestly never learned so much in such a short period of time, made so many new friends and fully enjoyed the Jiu Jitsu lifestyle. I would highly recommend these camps to anyone that is even contemplating attending one, fantastic facilities, great training partners, and of course, Vara. Thank you for another awesome camp, every instructor was amazing and Daniels footlock class was a game changer. Your string theory is already being put into practice and makes so much sense, one of those things we did without thinking but to put it into a drill is awesome. Thanks again Christian, fantastic week yet again!”
– Scott, United Kingdom

“This years camp was the first camp for me, but it certainly won’t be the last! I had an awesome time with people who all have the same passion as I do (drinking and Jiu jitsu) ;) . The classes at the camp were top notch: Really concept based and a massive variety of instructors. What really made the camp interesting though was meeting people from all over the world and getting to know them. In the end we are all just a bunch of Jiu Jitsu hippies. I will be coming back next year that’s for sure.”
– Alex, Germany

“Globetrotters was a very refreshing experience. From the moment we got to Leuven, anytime before or during the camp if you bumped into some one wearing a BJJ OR WRESTLING shirt a greeting was heard and always with enthusiasm! The camp was great!! My favorite part was being able to roll with different people, all different levels, and the main purpose was to have a friend roll while learning from each other. The major difference I felt was there was no egos; even the black belts rolled with everyone and gave a lot of tips! There was a great deal of planning and consideration for this camp. We’ve made friendships with people from all over the world and its been amazing. Can’t wait till next time! Thank you Chris for creating this platform!”
– Eva, United States

“The Camp in Sardinia was my first Globetrotters Camp and I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it was better than I could have imagined and now I’m totally hooked. Where to start? The food was amazing, the super friendly staff prepared us fresh Italian food daily, the location of the house with a view over the ocean could not have been better and we basically had the beach to ourselves. Training in the morning and evening on the outdoor mat space provided something for every level and the instructors appeared to enjoy teaching, which made it fun to attend. But the most amazing part was to meet people from all over the world who share the same idea of ego and politics free BJJ and everyone seemed to be genuinely interested to get to know each other, enjoy the time together and to create new friendships”
– Anne, Germany

“Having never travelled alone before, I was beyond nervous and my anxiety was through the roof. I didn’t know what to expect from the other globetrotters or the classes. It being my first camp and being a white-belt I was naturally extremely nervous and bombarded Christian with dozens of questions via e-mail. The environment of the camp quickly became clear to me, laid-back, you could train with who you wanted and as much as you wanted or as little as you wanted. Prior to my experience with the BJJ Globetrotters, I had only ever trained within my home gym. It was a phenomenal experience getting the opportunity to learn half-way across the world with so many different BJJ practitioners. I’ve learned so many different techniques and variations of techniques, some of which I’ve begun incorporating into my game. Outside of training, the globetrotters were not only extremely friendly but also super welcoming. Everyone went out of their way to ensure my experience was not only enjoyable but also safe…despite my drunkard adventures involving double fisting long island iced teas, I got home overnight…almost”
– Fezzy, Canada

“The BJJ Globetrotters Winter Camp was a blast. Located right next to some of the best ski resorts in Austria, there was everything you needed at one place. Huge matspace, food, great accommodation and of course skiing. Regardless if you are skiing expert or total beginner, being on skies for the first time, this was a great place. Like always we had top instructors and heaps of awesome and friendly people from around the world you get along with immediately. I made many new friends and it was just the right mix of skiing, BJJ training and some party. Looking forward to the next camp.”
– Hannes, Germany

“The camp was great, and feel really blessed top have been a part of it. The people we meet were friendly and never felt uneasy. I was nervous before the camp but the atmosphere was great.”
– Taherul Khan, United Kingdom

“I’ve been in a bit of a rut with my Jiu Jitsu for months now. Things were off in my game, mentally and physically. I just wasn’t enjoying it as much as before. At the camp, I fell in love with Jiu Jitsu again. It was great having all the instructors with their different styles of teaching and little pearls of wisdom. It was great rolling with lots of different people with such different games – thanks everyone for the ass kickings and little tips you passed on! And finally it was just awesome to be around people who love Jiu Jitsu, 24/7. My game has kicked on a whole new level and it’s really cool to see a lot of the things we were shown popping up during rolling.”
– Dom, United Kingdom

“The camp was awe inspiring, as a Jiu Jitsu rookie, attending a camp with several notabilities, you can get a bit apprehensive. But being at the Summer camp, made one feel right at home, even among extremely talented, enthusiastic BJJ people. I would warmly recommend the camp for everybody , who wants to train Jiu Jitsu, have a good time, and make new friends.”
– Christian, Denmark

“If you like BJJ and we know you do; The summer camp is a must! It offers good vibes, a great atmosphere, superb techniques and fantastic athletes. And, eehhm, the beer in Denmark is very cheap!”
– Simen, Norway

“I recommend this camp to anyone that believes in the Jiu Jitsu lifestyle, of fun times with great people.”
– Joey, United States

“Reading Christians book, I was only expecting good things from the Globetrotters Summer Camp. Well, I was truly blown away by the whole experience! I ended up booking the fall camp whilst still being in the Summer Camp. If you are serious about your Jiu Jitsu, you need to come to this camp once in your life.”
– Robert, United Kingdom