Featured Camp Instructor: PJ Lucey – BJJ Globetrotters

PJ Lucey - BJJ Globetrotters

PJ Lucey – BJJ Globetrotters

Age: 42 years young
Belt: Blackbelt under John Kavanagh
Profession: School Teacher

Started training (year): 2009
City/country: Killarney, Co Kerry. Ireland


Main achievements in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu:

Multiple times Irish national Champion

Multi NAGA medalist

IBJJF London Open Gold Blue/Purple

British Open Medallist

IBJJF European Gold Blue

Founder and head coach of SBG Killarney

Now BJJ Globetrotter Instructor

PJ Lucey – BJJ Competition


Which Globetrotters camps have you attended:

Iceland Camp 2022 (Participant)

Winter Camp Austria 2023 (Instructor)

Beach Camp Parnu, Estonia 2023 (Instructor)

Summer Camp Heidelberg, Germany 2023 (Instructor)



Which camp has been your favorite so far?

It’s not an easy task to select one. Each camp is very different but if I was pushed, I would choose the Winter camp in Wagrain, Austria. This was my 1st camp as an instructor, so naturally it will always stand out for me. On top of this the camp is amazing, as all the participants sleep, drink, eat, socialise, and train under the same roof, so for me that is something special.


PJ Lucey- BJJ Globetrotters Summer Camp


Favorite stories/moments from the camps?

I have loads of fond memories, stories and moments from my camp days.

Highlights like momentarily holding the camp record, “most rounds sparred” was cool. Until I was quickly dethroned in the next camp by Alexander Neufang. Drinking a bar dry at the winter camp is always going to be a proud moment for an Irishman. Midnight techno bunker open mat in Austria was up there too. Hanging out with the crew at the beach in Parnu, an Apreol Spritz in one hand and pizza in the other is hard to beat.

As an instructor, people coming up to you, saying that they loved your class, or they are having success with your workshop material is always going to be great. The globetrotter’s camp has given me a springboard to meet new people, travel and get invited to gym/academies all over the world. For this I am very grateful.


Your favorite class/classes to teach at camp? 


PJ Lucey – BJJ Globetrotters Beach Camp

I have taught 3 classes to date.

  1.     Passing the upright/ sitting guard, Riverdance style.
  2.     Guard passing from HQ- surfing and floating.
  3.     Cooking your opponent from side control.

I got the most positive feedback and follow up requests for the cooking workshop so I will choose that as my favourite for now.

I love it when people get in touch with me so If anyone wishes to contact me about any of my classes material, workshops etc please don’t hesitate to message me through the social media channels. SBG killarney or @coachpjlucey.


PJ Lucey – BJJ Globetrotters instructor