BJJ Globetrotters Austria Camp 2020

* August 19-23 in Wagrain, Austria *
* 70 km from Salzburg airport *
* Beautiful location in the middle of the Alps *
* Five days of training *
* Four nights accommodation *
* Families welcome *
* Daily class and open mat for kids *
* Yoga classes *
* All meals included *
* Daily workshops, lectures and movie nights *
* 24-hr free fruit and non-alcoholic beverages *
* Extra mat space for all-day open mat / drilling *
* Free laundry service for training gear *
* Free access to water park next door *
* Garden party with BBQ & beer on last night *


A familiar setting, but at a new time of year and with an entirely fresh set of possibilities! For this summer camp, we’re heading back to Wagrain for five days of training among the rolling hillsides that are now brilliantly green and ready for you to explore. We’ll probably still manage to fit in the odd après-ski party though…


“We have been to a lot of places in a lot of holidays as a family but this was the first time our girls were able to instantly have friends. At that moment it dawned on me that this might be the best holiday we have ever had. Disneyland is overrated.”
– Ed, Bangladesh


For the past few years we’ve been making regular pilgrimages to the ski slopes of Wagrain for our annual Winter Camp. This time around we’ll be heading there at the height of summer, when this quaint mountain village of 3000 people and the surrounding alpine landscape open up into a vast wonderland of bike trails, hiking paths, and sparkling lakes.

Wagrain is easily reachable from Salzburg airport, and features an incredible range of summer activities in addition to the five days of BJJ lessons, open mats, and workshops we’ve got lined up in our own private hotel.

“A most surprising and amazing experience visiting Austria in the summer. Small town full of friendly people just 10 mins walk and friends made that will last a life time. Not only with the the amazing instructors leave a lasting impression but the views will take your breath away.”
– Melia, United States


The camp venue is Jugendhotel Wiederkehr, a hotel located about a 10-min walk from the centre of Wagrain. We have the entire building to ourselves, so there’ll be plenty of space for all of us. You can choose between staying in a 6 bed shared room or in one of our few double rooms in case you’d like some more privacy after all the rolling and biking/hiking/swimming.

This is a very family-friendly location, and children of all ages are welcome. Families of between 3-6 people will be given private rooms with their own bathroom and shower, and there’ll be one kids’ class (5-15 years) and one open mat play-time (all ages) on the schedule each day.

Food is served three times a day and is included in the price of the camp. There’s also a 24-hour free fruit and (non-alcoholic) beverages bar that you’re welcome to use as much as you like, day or night. And if you need anything else in between meals, there’s a small supermarket just a one-minute walk from the house.

For couples and participants not bringing their families, we have kids-free floors and private double rooms available.


The hotel has a small sports area where we’ll be laying down mats and running classes (both gi and no-gi) every day. These are all taught by a variety of highly experienced instructors who bring their own perspective on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, sometimes incorporating concepts from other grappling arts such as wrestling, Judo and Luta Livre. We’ll also schedule daily open mat sessions at which you can roll, drill technique or just chat with the instructors and pick their brains.

All of our camps are renowned for their open and welcoming atmosphere. They’re full of enthusiastic, friendly people from all around the world, who enjoy training in a fun, relaxed, and open-minded environment. So regardless of whether you’re there with a group or travelling solo, you’ll always find someone to slap hands with.

The mats are available 24 hours a day, so you can always grab a friend and roll at any time. Even while there are classes going on, we have an extra mat space for drilling, rolling, going over techniques etc.

“I remember having a conversation with Christian and a few others about family camp and I said it was something I had no interest in attending due to the fact I didn’t want to deal with kids running around the whole time. Anyways, an opportunity came up and I ended up going to Austria summer camp, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was my best overall camp experience out of the 8 that I have been to. Austria camp was my 3rd time at this venue, and it was such a great experience to visit in the summer. As always, the training opportunities were fantastic and even family friendly. Despite my original advocacy against having children at camp, my opinion was changed and I think the family aspect even enhanced my camp experience.”
– Stephanie, Germany


We’ll be professionally filming many of the classes and then hosting them online at our video library: BJJ Globetrotters in Action. They’ll be entirely free to access (as will the videos from all our other camps), so if you want to refresh your memory you can go back and check out the technique as many times as you want.


On the final evening of the camp, we’ll fire up the barbecue in the garden and take in the beautiful views around the hotel one last time. We’ve hired a professional butcher and sausage-maker for this evening, who will be producing our own, custom sausages for the party. We’ll provide a few hundred of them and there’ll be plenty of couches, chairs, and Weissbier for a nice, social evening before we all have to check out the next morning.


Wagrain is right on the doorstep of the largest national park in Austria, the 1856 km2 Nationalpark Hohe Tauern, and is an ideal starting point for you to jump onto dozens of potential hiking trails of varying length and difficulty. The spectacular mountain scenery stretches far off into the distance in every direction; just pick one and you’ll find yourself weaving through a fairytale landscape of lakes, meadows, and wooden huts. The largest lake, the Jägersee, is only 15 minutes away by car, and there you can either relax with a beer on the shore or hire a rowboat and spend a few hours drifting leisurely under a clear alpine sky.

The vast array of slopes around Wagrain make it paradise for mountain biking. Bike Welt Wagrain has 9km of trails featuring jumps, tables, and banked turns, and is easily reachable with the Flying Mozart lift (10-minute walk from the hotel). If you’re in the mood for something a bit easier on the bones, there’s a dense network of cycle trails in the countryside around the village, and plenty of places where you can rent bikes and e-bikes.

As well as all that, you’ve got climbing, ziplines, soccer golf, paragliding (Wagrain is one of the finest destinations for it in Austria), and fishing right on your doorstep. If you ever want to keep things nice and relaxed after a particularly strenuous open mat, just grab a rod and enjoy the picturesque scenery and the soothing silence.


Included in the camp price, is free, daily admission to the swimming pool part of the next door Wasserwelt Amadé, only two minutes walk from our hotel.

Apart from the indoor- and outdoor swimming pool, this place is also a large wellness center with many different saunas, steam baths, guided infusion sessions and fresh-air terraces. Admission to the sauna area is around €5.

This is the perfect place to relax after a long day of hiking or Jiu Jitsu!


Off the mats, we’ll be holding a series of workshops taught by a selection of instructors and highly knowledgeable camp attendees. These will all take place in the camp venue. Generally they focus on Jiu Jitsu and sport-related topics, but we’ve also had presentations on things like improving your photography, getting ideas and making stuff happen, and analysis of famous fights – basically anything cool that we think might be interesting!


Austria Camp 2019 was the first family-friendly camp we’ve ever held and it was a huge success. We’ll ensure that family groups of between 3-6 people get their own private room (with bathroom and shower) in the hotel, and we’re specifically tailoring the camp schedule so that kids can participate in their own dedicated BJJ class (5-15 years) and hour of open mat play-time (all ages) each day.

Here are a few more examples of the vast range of family activities nearby:

  • Playground, football field, trampolines and table tennis table directly at the hotel
  • Unlimited, free access to the water park right next door, featuring slides, pools and a large outdoor playground
  • Huge outdoor play area for kids (Geisterberg), accessible by lift from Alpendorf (20-min drive away)
  • Alpine roller coaster Lucky Flitzer in Flachau (15-min drive away)
  • Great selection of hikes and playgrounds reachable by Grafenberg lift (only a few minutes away)

Please note that our minimum age required to participate in the camp without an adult is still 18 years of age, as usual.

“According to my kids this was the best vacation ever (and we’ve been on some awesome adventures before). I can only agree. The company, the scenary, the spirit of it all that I could let my kids experience an learn from. Priceless. I wish all my bjj friends with kids could have the same experience.”
– Laura, Denmark


For the kids of the camp, there’ll be one morning BJJ class (5-15 years) and one evening open mat free-play hour (all ages) every day in the schedule. To keep our adult classes focused and quiet, kids will not be allowed in the training hall outside of the kids’ hours.


We will set up movie nights some of the evenings for the kids in our conference room. Parents and other campers are welcome to come watch the cartoons too, of course!


Five days of Jiu Jitsu and hiking in the alps is tough on the body! In order to keep us as limbre and loose right until the end, we’re bringing back our instructor to run morning yoga sessions every day of the camp.

Non-training partners at the camp are welcome to join the Yoga lessons!


More instructors to be announced!


Christian Graugart

  • From Saint Barthélemy, F.W.I.
  • Author of “The BJJ Globetrotter”
  • 2nd place IBJJF Europeans brown belt
  • IBJJF London Open black belt champion
  • Multiple x IBJJF default bronze medalist

  • Jochem Branderhorst

  • From Oss, The Netherlands (no joke)
  • BJJ Black belt
  • European Champion purple & brown
  • 400+ competition matches
  • Very exp’d teaching BJJ to ugly people

  • Jack Clover BJJ

    Jack Clover

  • From London, United Kingdom
  • BJJ Brown Belt
  • Yoga Alliance teacher
  • 2-0 MMA record from ‘back in the day’
  • Won staring contest vs Panama housewife

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    Priit Mihkelson

  • From Tallinn, Estonia
  • BJJ black belt
  • Head coach 3D Treening, Estonia
  • 2nd place Nordic Open BJJ 2016
  • Once stopped drone strike w/ turtle defense

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  • Jack Clover BJJ

    Chris Fensom

  • From Thame, United Kingdom
  • BJJ black belt
  • BJJ UK black belt masters champion
  • Brighton Grab and Pull Adv. Gold
  • Insert your own Brexit joke here


    All instructors at the BJJ Globetrotters camps must agree to:

    • Respect and treat everyone at the camp equally, regardless of gender, sexuality, age, belt level, and skill; on and off the mats.
    • Behave respectfully and with the integrity to be expected of an instructor, role model, and representative of BJJ Globetrotters; on and off the mats.
    • Be a team player and support their fellow instructors.
    • Treat neither rolling nor teaching as a competition.


    Schedule & camp guidebook will be released approximately one week prior to the camp

    * The rooms are available from Wednesday around noon. You are welcome to arrive earlier and leave your bag in a locked room. *
    * Checkout is Sunday morning around 10:00. You can leave your bags in a locked room and stay longer if you like. *
    * Welcome meeting and first training will be Wednesday late afternoon *
    * Daily classes and open mats from morning to evening *
    * Last training will be Sunday morning *

    Take a look at last Austria Camp’s guidebook here


    Book your spot before July 1st and get a special Austria Camp edition of either our light weight travel gi or pearl weave competition gi for just €100. You can pick any color of the gi (blue, white, black, brown, pink or gray) and it will have a special design just for this camp.


    BJJ Globetrotters Travel gi version 2
    * Special Austria Camp design *
    * Available in blue, white, black, brown, pink and gray *
    * Super light ripstop jacket and pants *
    * From just 1.1 kg *
    * Perfect to bring for traveling *
    * Separate large BJJ Globetrotters patch *
    * Special camp pre-order price €100 *
    BJJ Globetrotters Competition Gi
    * Special Austria Camp design *
    * Available in blue, white, black and gray *
    * High quality, 100% cotton 550GSM pearl weave jacket *
    * 10 oz canvas pants *
    * IBJJF competition legal *
    * Separate large BJJ Globetrotters patch *
    * Special camp pre-order price €100 *


    Pre-order with your camp registration and you can pick it up at the camp and pay in cash there. Binding, gentleman’s agreement :)



    * 4 nights accommodations *
    * Three meals a day *
    * 24 hr free fruit and beverages *
    * Free access to Water World *
    * Free laundry service for training gear *
    * Jiu Jitsu lessons *
    * Workshops *

    Adult with training€499 per person
    Adult without training (Yoga included)€399 per person
    Child 8-15 years€299 per person
    Child 3-8 years€249 per person
    Child 1-3 years€199 per person
    Child under 1 yearFREE
    Adult in double room with training€675 per person
    Adult in double room without training€599 per person

    Families with children (minimum 3 persons) will get their own private room with bathroom and shower



    Terms and conditions



    Where is the camp?
    The camp will be held at Jugendhotel Wiederkehr, Kirchboden 19, 5602 Wagrain, Austria.

    How do I get there?
    The closest international airport is Salzburg (SZG), less than 70km away. From there you can get a train to the nearby village of St. Johann im Pongau, and then a bus or taxi on to Wagrain. You can also take a taxi directly from Salzburg airport, which takes around 45 minutes and cost approximately €25 per person when shared as a group (get in touch with other camp participants through our Facebook group).

    There is also a train from Munich to St. Johann, which is very easy to use and only takes a few hours.

    Or just grab a lift with one of the many Globetrotters that drive to the camp from all over Europe.

    I’ll be nearby during the dates of the camp. Can I drop in for just one day / one class / one open mat?
    Unfortunately, this isn’t possible. The logistics of trying to keep track of day tickets for these camps would be a nightmare. Not to mention that if we allow one person to drop by, we have to allow everyone to drop by, and then we’d risk not having enough mat space for the people who actually paid for the full camp. Also, we often have a long waiting list for camp tickets, and it wouldn’t be fair to those people if we let someone skip the list and come for a day. Same deal for everyone! :-)

    Do you have female-only rooms or do you mix them?
    It depends on who signs up for the camp. If there are enough women to fill out a room, of course that will be our first priority. If not, we’ll have mixed rooms.

    Is there a minimum age for participation?
    Kids can participate together with at least one adult. Our minimum age required to participate in the camp without an adult is 18 years.

    What are the terms and conditions of the booking?
    Here you go.


    If you have any questions or special inquiries, feel free to email us at mail@bjjglobetrotters.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!