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Less than 40 tickets left for our return to AZ!
Our first ever Arizona camp was a huge success, so we’ve decided to go back to the desert. All day classes, open mats and workshops, combined with on-site barbecues and breathtaking landscapes.
Cologne, Germany
Host: Jost
Contact emailjostmergen@gmail.com
Can accommodate: 3

The host: I am an archaeologist and a father of three. Currently I am finishing my PhD-thesis and when I need to set my head straight, I love to roll with
the nearby PTCBJJ-academy. Our professor (4-stripe black belt Oscar Felipe "Japa" Neves) sadly past away earlier this year, but we keep rolling to keep his legacy alive... and hey - it's way too much fun to quit, right!?

Feel free to contact me! OSS!

The place: We live in an old chocolate factory in the southern part of Cologne (Südstadt or "Vrings Veedel" as the call it in the local dialect), which has a lot of great restaurants, parks, shops and bars. The Rhine and all the major sights like the cathedral are close and in walking distance.

I can offer a bunk bed and a sleeping-couch in a room, the kids use to play in. So there might be a possible danger of stepping on a lego block in the middle of the night... of course I will tidy up before you check in to avoid that! ; )

The training: We train three times a week (mo, wed, fri) in the evening. The Wednesday-Training is really close to my home (1 min. walk). There are usually several blue and white belts, on some Fridays a purplebelt from Krefeld stops by to teach. Mondays and Wednesdays we train Gi, Fridays is our NoGi-day.
Réunion island ( Saint Denis )
HostGratien
Contact emailgratien.beuf@gmail.com
Can accommodate: 1

The hostRaised in Réunion island, I am an 28 years young martial artist.
Daily routine: eat - work - train - sleep - repeat.
Proud islander, I'm deeply connected to nature and I like to enjoy the tropical lifestyle.
I'm a jiu-jitsu brown belt, competitor (french national champion in my division ) & certified instructor.
Martial arts enthusiast, I also love studying self defense and combative arts.
So basically anything related to fighting, self protection or combat sports!
I speak fluently French, English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Strongly involved in the growth of the jiu-jitsu community here in Réunion Island, I like to visit academies and train with different people.


The placeWelcome to the intense island!
Jutting out of the ocean like a basaltic shield cloaked in green, Réunion is a scenically magical island that enjoys a truly astonishing diversity of landscapes. Expect awesome mountains, emerald forests, tumbling waterfalls, soul-stirring panoramas, energetic coastal cities and a sprinkling of white- or black-sand beaches – not to mention the formidable Piton de la Fournaise, one of the world's most accessible active volcanoes. With its extraordinarily varied terrain, Réunion is a dream destination for lovers of the outdoors. Hiking is the number one activity, but paragliding, canyoning, mountain biking, rafting, diving, whale watching and horse riding are also readily available.
But it's not all about nature, landscapes and adrenaline – Réunion has its cultural gems as well, including stunning Creole architecture in cute-as-can-be villages as well as colourful religious buildings and festivals.
Saint Denis is the administrative capital of Réunion Island and it's located in the north.
15 minutes away by car from the main international airport Rolland Garros, you will basically find everything you need here in Saint Denis.
The island by itself is a diamond mine so you should go all around and enjoy its's treasures.

My place is a minimalist studio apartment with all commodities in a secured residence ( fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, wifi, parking, washing machine + a nice balcony to dry your gi in the tropical sun.) You will sleep on a single place inflatable mattress and of course I can borrow you a gi if needed.
You will find everything you need near the apartment: Grocery and all kind of stores, market, gas station, restaurants & fast food, bus stops etc.
I live close by a community sport center where you can find a gym, a street workout area, a skate park, a dojo, tennis courts, a rugby field, football fields, swimming pool, outdoor running park etc .
Easily accessible my place is located 15 minutes away from the airport and 5 minutes away from the place I train jiu-jitsu.
Nice place to be if your goal is to train and have everything you need close by!


The trainingMy team offers 4 different places to train all the week in Saint Denis.
Open mats at mid-day and regular class at noon (mainly gi).
Training available also on weekends (open mat only)
Classes are run by black or brown belts.
Basically you can have all the training you want here in town!
Please notice that there are many Jiu-jitsu academies in Saint Denis city so you have the choice to go and visit others teams too.

Less than 90 tickets left for our biggest camp of the year
We’re back in the most beautiful city in Germany at the most beautiful time of year. Train in the same facilities as Olympic athletes and then unwind with a castle raid or a trip to a truly legendary cocktail bar. 

Camp ticket includes free admission for the world premiere of the BJJ Globetrotters feature length documentary in a 350-seater Heidelberg cinema!
Barcelona, Spain
Host: Daniel Ramos Altemir
Contact emaildanralt@gmail.com
Can accommodate: 1

The host: Purple belt from Barcelona, I speak English fluently and make incredible pizza.

The place: I live next to the beach in Barcelona, also close to the downtown.
I can offer a couch-bed in a single bedroom house with AC and kitchen.

The training: Big academy (bcn jiu jitsu) you can google it, the facility is big and there are close to 200 members.
Oviedo, FL, USA
Host: Isiah
Contact email: isiahcabal@gmail.com
Can accommodate: 2

The host: I'm the stereotypical dad-bod purple belt: middle aged, shaved head, stubble.

The place: Oviedo, FL is less than an hour from Cocoa Beach and if you go the other direction, you can be at Disney within the hour. You can also head out to Cape Canaveral if NASA and space is more your thing.

I have a couch! I live in a townhouse that's pretty sweet.

The training: All classes are in the evening (7:00 PM): Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday=gi. Thursdays=no gi. Friday is Open Mat, and Saturday at 1000 is another gi class. We are a Renato Tavares affiliate but you'll never have to wear a "team" gi and you can wear whatever funky, patched up gi you want.
Less than 70 tickets left
We continue to break new ground with this camp in the ancient yet vigorously modern Baltic city of Tallinn. Join us as we explore the largest and most innovative Jiu Jitsu gym in the country, as well as some of the most beautifully preserved medieval architecture that Europe has to offer.
Kamloops, Canada
Host: Alex Morrissey
Contact emailalexkmoz@gmail.com
Can accommodate: 2

The host35 years old (2019)
Male, Blue belt, Affiliated with Pacific Top Team
BJJ Student under Coaches Brandon Gill/Mike LaPierre and Supa Dave Rothwell.
Aside from folding people in their clothes, I enjoy skiing, cross-country skiing.
Business student, while working full-time.

The place: Sun Peaks Resort, Lots of lakes/mountains etc...
Bring your bear spray ;)

At my place I can offer a couch/spare bed. All visitors welcome, regardless of gender/ethnicity/race/religion. Happy travels and stay safe :)

The trainingValley Jiu Jitsu is open 6 days a week with the occasional open mat on Sundays. Typically there are no fees for visitors provided they're stopping by. Longer-term arrangements will need to be made between the gym owner and the traveler. Higher belts/accomplished travelers can provide technique in exchange for mat time.
Odense, Denmark
Host: Tomas Kostka
Contact emailtomik.kostka@seznam.cz
Can accommodate2

The hostI am a white belt, have done BJJ a year and two months or so. I am from Czech Republic but live and study in Denmark. 23 years of age.

The placeOdense is kind of cool, there is not so much to see, yet it is a very pretty city. There is a hipster dance cafe where we go nuts - tequila and illegal mosh pits.
Everything is pretty easily accessible by walking.

I live with other two people who are from Slovakia and Ecuador. If you come and visit, you will sleep on an extra mattress I keep under my bed just for such occasions.

The trainingWe have both Gi and NoGi trainings, beginner and advanced.
Less than 60 tickets left
Ever wrestled a Viking? Relaxed after a long day of rolling in an open air hot spring? Trained at the largest grappling and MMA gym in the world? Tick all these and more off your Jiu Jitsu bucket list in one of the most spectacularly scenic countries on Earth.
Less than 35 tickets left for our only family-friendly camp of the year
A new family-friendly training camp in the summer wonderland of the Austrian alps, with a legion of outdoor playgrounds, bike trails, zip lines and water parks to keep travelling companions of all ages happy from dawn till dusk.
Make your custom gis, patches and rashguards at our dedicated BJJ Globetrotters factory
It can be a mess to try and find a manufacturer of BJJ gear that you can trust on quality, delivery and attention to detail. 

You can burn a lot of money going through samples from the many thousands of factories in Asia, trying to find one that will provide you with the product as you’ve imagined it. We know, because we’ve been through it all, ourselves!