BJJ Globetrotters Spring Camp Estonia 2019

* From May 6th – 11th 2019 *
* In Tallinn, Estonia *
* Less than 30 minutes from Tallinn airport *
* Huge mat space in a beautiful medieval town *
* Six-day training camp *
* Gi and no-gi classes all day long *
* High-level international instructors *
* Yoga every morning *
* All experience levels and affiliations welcome! *

WELCOME

We’re kicking off our main European camp season in the crisp spring air of the Baltic Sea. Come join us for some rolls and beers in this medieval northern city where a Jiu Jitsu revolution is quietly brewing.

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“​​​​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

LOCATION


The capital of and largest city in Estonia, Tallinn is a wonderfully vibrant mix of old and new. Its strategic coastal location helped to establish it as a trading hub for the medieval Hanseatic League, and ensured a regular flow of fresh cultural influences – Scandinavian, German, and Russian – that constantly mingled with and drew inspiration from both each other and Tallinn’s native Baltic heritage. Its legendary Old Town, a densely layered historic network of cobbled streets, majestic churches, and grandiose merchant houses dating from the 13th century, is one of the best preserved in Europe.


Wrapped around this ancient heart is a forward-looking, modern city that is very much on the cutting edge. A thriving centre of technological, cultural, and educational innovation, Tallinn is often referred to as the Silicon Valley of Europe. It officially has the highest number of startups per person on the continent, and has been the birthplace of many international tech companies such as Skype.

“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

FACILITIES


Located in downtown Tallinn, 3D Treening (pronounced “Training”) is the largest BJJ and MMA gym in Estonia. Founded in 2005 by a grassroots group of Estonian grapplers, including current head coach Priit Mihkelson, it recently moved to a new 1000m2 facility that features everything we need for a week of training – grappling mats, weights, showers and saunas. It’s easily accessible from the city centre by bus and train.

“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

BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU TRAINING


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 :-)

We’ll be running classes (both gi and no-gi) every day from morning to evening, 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 frequent open mat sessions at which you can roll, drill technique, or just chat with the instructors and pick their brains. There’ll be more training than you can possibly handle over the course of the week, so make sure to bring your notepad!

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

MORNING YOGA


Regardless of the colour of the belt around your waist, six days of 8+ hours on the mats is tough on the body! And that’s not even counting the hours spent sampling Tallinn’s historic array of beers afterwards. 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.

ONLINE VIDEO LIBRARY OF CAMP CLASSES

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.

JIU JITSU PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

BJJ Globetrotters’ own professional photographer, Stevie Antoniou, will be running a workshop during the camp on how to take better photos – of Jiu Jitsu and in general. Bring your own camera for a theory lesson, followed by hands-on practice with Stevie’s guidance during the open mat training. Here is your chance to take your Jiu Jitsu photography skills to the next belt level!

OTHER ACTIVITES


Tallinn is a small city and thus easy to explore on foot. Wander through the cobbled streets of the remarkably well-preserved Old Town (on the UNESCO World Heritage list), head over to check out Viru Gate – once where the merchants and artisans of old Tallinn lived, now the trendiest shopping street in the city – and then up to Toompea Hill to see the site of the Danish Castle that founded Tallinn in 1219 AD. There are botanical gardens, museums on the Soviet occupation, and towering Russian Orthodox cathedrals, so no matter your interests you’ll find something to catch your eye. And if you have even more time on your hands, you can always hop on a ferry and take a day trip across the Gulf of Finland to nearby Helsinki; the ferry ride only takes two hours.

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

CONFIRMED INSTRUCTORS

More instructors to be announced!

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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

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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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  • Aaron Ross

  • From Florida, USA / Tokyo, Japan
  • BJJ black belt
  • 10+ yrs training in Paraestra, Tokyo
  • “Best Horse Stance” ’84 All Valley Karate C.
  • “Leuven Bicycle Parkour” inventor

  • Jorgen Matsi

  • From Tartu, Estonia
  • BJJ Brown belt
  • Founder of first Estonian MMA & BJJ club
  • Practicing sports psychologist counselor
  • Once saw a Gracie in an airport bathroom

  • INSTRUCTORS’ CODE OF CONDUCT

    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.

    ALL UPCOMING CAMPS


    “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!”
    – Eerie, Ireland

    SCHEDULE

    The training schedule will be released closer to the time of the camp. The first training session will be on Monday afternoon, and the last one on Saturday morning. Then we’ll finish off the camp with a giant 250+ person open mat on Saturday afternoon.

    And of course, save your energy for the camp party later that night!

    €100 CUSTOM DESIGNED CAMP GI OFFER

    Book your spot before March 1st and you’ll have the option of ordering either our special lightweight travelling gi or pearl weave competition gi for just €100 (normal price €150 and €185 respectively). You can pick whichever colour you like for the gi (blue, black, white, grey, pink or brown), and it’ll have a special design unique to this camp.

    Just pre-order it along with your camp ticket, and then pay for it in cash when you pick it up at the camp. Binding, gentleman’s agreement :)

    BJJ Globetrotters Travel gi version 2
    * Special Spring Camp 2019 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 *
    * Regular price €150 *
    * Special camp pre-order price €100 *
    BJJ Globetrotters Competition Gi
    * Special Spring Camp 2019 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 *
    * Regular price €185 *
    * Special camp pre-order price €100 *

    ACCOMMODATION

    Tallinn has everything from backpacker hostels to 5-star hotels to choose from, but the camp will coincide with the start of the busy travel season so we do recommend that you nail down your accommodation as soon as possible. Here are a selection of suggested places, most of which are close to the scenic Old Town.

    Hostels:
    16eur – Fat Margaret’s Hostel
    Viru Backpackers Hostel
    The Knight House

    Apartments:
    Tallinn Premium Apartments
    Best Apartments – Kotzebue
    MyApartments
    Romeo Family Kaarli Apartments
    Pronksi 3 Apartments
    Modern History Apartment
    Kaarli Avenue Apartment
    Best Apartments Toom Kuninga

    Hotels:
    St. Olav Hotel
    Tallink City Hotel
    Rixwell Old Town Hotel
    Hestia Hotel Europa
    Lilleküla Hotel
    Hotel Bern
    Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia
    Radisson Blu Sky Hotel
    Hotel Palace
    Swissotel Tallinn

    And of course there’s always AirBnB as well.

    “Traveling almost halfway across the globe for a Jiu Jitsu camp, I have no idea what was in store. But it turned out to be one of the best moments of my life. Really cool and friendly people, great instructors from all over the world teaching cool stuff, and of course the wonderful party at the end of the camp! “
    – Ming, Malaysia

    BOOK YOUR SPOT


    Six days unlimited training camp
    (Accommodation not included)

    €249

    Availability: GOOD (1/3 of tickets booked)

    book-now

    Terms and conditions

    “Well, I’m back home and trying to put into words what I experienced this week. As someone that’s been on and off with Jiu Jitsu over the years, and being a fairly quiet and private person, taking prt in this camp was a massive step out of my comfort zone. And I’m so glad that I made the decision to do it – it has confirmed that Jiu Jitsu is what I love and enjoy doing, and that you guys and girls are awesome. Massive thanks to Christian Graugart and all the instructors that went into making this as fantastic as it was.”
    – Anthony, United Kingdom

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    Where is the camp?
    The address of the camp is 3D Treening, Tondi 17, 11313 Tallinn, Estonia

    How do I get there?
    Tallinn airport (TLL) is only a 15-minute drive from both the gym and the city centre, and there are flights there from many different places in Europe. Alternatively, you can fly to Helsinki (HEL) in Finland and take the two-hour ferry down to Tallinn.

    I have booked a spot but have to cancel. Can I get a refund?
    Coordinating refunds for a camp this size is a ton of work for us, so all bookings are non-refundable. You are most welcome to sell your spot to someone else, just let us know about it. In case the camp is sold out, we might have a waiting list you can obtain by emailing us.

    I’m not sure if I’m free on those dates yet and/or can’t afford to buy a ticket right now. Can I reserve a spot at the camp and pay later once I’ve made my decision/ saved enough money?
    Sorry, but we can’t bookmark spots for people in advance. It would make it far too difficult to accurately determine how many spots are still available, and would cause additional confusion if people then cancel their reserved spots on short notice. To make it fair for everyone, we only secure camp spots for people who have bought a ticket.

    I’m not sure if I’m free on those dates yet and/or can’t afford to buy a ticket right now. Can I reserve a spot at the camp and pay later once I’ve made my decision/ saved enough money?
    Sorry, but we can’t bookmark spots for people in advance. It would make it far too difficult to accurately determine how many spots are still available, and would cause additional confusion if people then cancel their reserved spots on short notice. To make it fair for everyone, we only secure camp spots for people who have bought a ticket.

    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!:-)

    What are the terms and conditions for the event?
    Please visit this page :)

    ANYTHING ELSE?

    If you have any questions or special inquiries, feel free to email us at mail@bjjglobetrotters.com and we’ll return to you right away!