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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training camps for 2022

The best intensive Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) training camps to consider in 2022.

If you’re interested in furthering your jiu jitsu and having a holiday at the same time, a training camp could be a good idea.

Below are some great camps from a variety of organizations and gyms around the world. Not only do you get to immerse yourself in improving your jiu jitsu, but you can also explore the location the camp is in. Some camps also include extras like daily surf lessons, yoga classes and meditation sessions.

NOTE: Due to changing circumstances surrounding COVID-19, some camps may change dates or require negative tests prior to arriving. Check directly with the camp for more accurate information.

If there’s a good camp you think should be on this list let me know!

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Jan 2022 updates: We added in camps for 2022 and removed sold-out camps.

BJJ Globetrotters Carribean Island Camp

  • Where: Saint Barthélemy
  • When: Jan 31 – 5 Feb 2022
  • Confirmed instructors: Heather Raftery, Christian Graugart, Nicolas Harmange, Priit Mihkelson, Chris Vangu, Chris Ulbricht, Matthieu Granier (surfing instructor) 
  • How much: From €1499 
  • What’s included: Training, accommodation, dinner at local restaurants, catamaran boat trip, daily surf lessons and board rental, fresh bread every morning, rental cars, laundry service
  • Gym/club affiliation: None
  • Who is welcome: Everyone 

The Carribean Island Camp by BJJ Globetrotters is an opportunity to enjoy an intensive training camp and learn how to surf at the same time.

Located on the small volcanic island of Saint Barthélemy (240 km east of Puerto Rico), it’s surrounded by beautiful beaches.

As always, the training portion of this camp is intensive, with classes from morning to night, and a mix of gi and no-gi relevant sessions. There’s also the possibility of an outdoor cliff-side open mat session if weather permits!

In addition to the daily surf lessons, there are also opportunities for hiking, beach visits and scuba diving.

Note that airfares are not included in this price. 

Check out in BJJ Globetrotters Carribean Island Camp

Hidden Jiu Jitsu Costa Rica Camp

  • Where: Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • When: 20 – 26 February 2022
  • Confirmed instructors: Henry Akins
  • How much: $1299 USD
  • What’s included: Training, one group dinner, travel gi and camp t-shirt
  • Gym/club affiliation: None
  • Who is welcome: All schools, affiliations and belts are welcome

Henry Akins’ first announced camp for 2022 is being held in the beautiful beach town of Tamarindo in Costa Rica. 

For those who don’t know, Henry is a blackbelt under Rickson Gracie. He’s known for his online Hidden Jiu Jitsu video library which is based on the principles taught to him by Rickson.

This camp includes three hours of training sessions per day and is limited to only 30 spots. This means you get more technical assistance and attention from Henry.

The camp is held at Hero Academy, a 3000+ square foot gym which is only a few minutes walk away from the beach.

Note that this camp doesn’t include accomodation.

Check out the Hidden Jiu Jitsu Costa Rica Camp

BJJ In Paradise Winterfest

  • Where: Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA
  • When: 28 Feb – 4 March 2022
  • Confirmed instructors: None yet. Past instructors have included Caio Terra, Magid Hage, Master Marcio Stambowsky and Kroyler Gracie.
  • How much: $1600 USD (deluxe king room), $1500 USD (shared two queen room), $500 USD non-training participant, $300 BJJ only
  • What’s included: Accomodation, daily breakfast, welcome party and bonfire, tours and excursions. 

BJJ in Paradise is running two camps in 2022, one in Puerto Escondido in Mexico, and a ‘Winterfest’ in Colorado.

It includes 5 days of training from world-class instructors, with previous BJJ In Paradise instructors including Caio Terra and Marcio Stambowsky.

Check out BJJ In Paradise Winterfest

BJJ Globetrotters Arizona Camp

  • Where: Tempe, Arizona, USA
  • When: 7 – 12 March 2022
  • Confirmed instructors: Chris Haueter, Christian Graugart, Jay Pages, Lisa Pages, Aaron Ross, Matthew McPeake, Rich Sab, Kyle Sleeman, Zakk Miller, Heather Raftery and more.
  • How much: $315 USD (accommodation is not included in this price)
  • What’s included: Training, gym BBQs, yoga classes and open mat time
  • Gym/club affiliation: None
  • Who is welcome: Everyone

BJJ Globetrotters’ Arizona Camp is being held in Tempe, a college town only 30 minutes drive from Phoenix.

The camp is being held at Jay Pages Jiu-Jitsu Academy, a large and modern gym led by

Jay Pages, a Caio Terra 3rd degree black belt and champion BJJ competitor.

This camp has both gi and no-gi training, open mat opportunities and yoga classes. There are also outdoor BBQs planned at the gym, workshops, and you’re under four hours from the Grand Canyon if you want to do some sightseeing before or after the camp!

Check out BJJ Globetrotters’ Arizona Camp 2022

BJJ In Paradise Puerto Escondido

  • Where: Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • When: 25 – 30 April 2022
  • Confirmed instructors: Brad Wolfson and Adrian Erick Davo Vela. 
  • How much: $1650 USD (deluxe private room), $1525 USD (shared double room), $600 USD non-training participant
  • What’s included: Accomodation, daily breakfast, daily laundry for gis and clothing, airport transfers, surf lessons, welcome BBQ

BJJ In Paradise is a six night camp held in sunny Puerto Escondido in Mexico. 

It includes several training sessions throughout each day with open mat time and one-on-one time with the instructors.

Instructors include Brad Wolfson and Adrian Erick Davo Vela. Brad is a black belt under Marcio Stambowsky and the owner of Soulcraft Martial Arts. Adrian Erick Davo Vela is the co-founder of La Colonia BJJ in Puerto Escondido.

Being held in Puerto Escondido, there are also plenty of opportunities to relax and go swimming and learn to surf. 

Check out BJJ In Paradise

BJJ Globetrotters Spring Camp Estonia

  • Where: Tallinn, Estonia
  • When: 25 April – 30 April 2022
  • Confirmed instructors: Christian Graugart, Priit Mihkelson, Jorgen Matsi, Francesco Fonte and more.
  • How much: €269 for training; optional accommodation from €149
  • What’s included: Training, morning yoga, workshops, camp t-shirt and camp party
  • Gym/club affiliation: None

The BJJ Globetrotters Estonia camp for 2022 is being held in Estonia’s beautiful medieval capital Tallinn.

The camp includes six days of training and is being held at Estum Jiu Jitsu, the largest BJJ and MMA gym in Estonia. Estum is currently operating out of a 450 square meter facility (approx 4,800 square feet) with large mat areas plus saunas, weights and showers.

Training runs from morning to night and includes both gi and no gi classes. There’s also scheduled open mat sessions too.

The announced instructors so far include:

  • Christian Graugart from BJJ Globetrotters
  • Priit Mihkelson, the head coach at Estum Jiu Jitsu and a black belt under Matt Thornton of SBG
  • Jorgen Matsi, professional MMA fighter and BJJ black belt

There’s also optional accommodation at a nearby hostel organised by BJJ Globetrotters.

Check out BJJ Globetrotters’ Spring Camp Estonia 2022

BJJ Intensive Camp Italy

  • Where: Lignano, Italy
  • When: 26 – 29 May 2022
  • Confirmed instructors: Renato Migliaccio, Martin Guggi, Hans Hutton, Bill Loftus, Neil White, Julian Faszek-Con, Chris White, Wolfgang Michor and more.
  • How much: Early bird prices until 31 Jan 2022 with full board are €525 (single room), €455 (double room), €420 (dorm room); Regular prices are €580 (single room), €510 (double room), €480 (dorm room)
  • What’s included: Accommodation, training, 3x daily meals (for full board option), all day access to the mats
  • Gym/club affiliation: None
  • Who is welcome: Anyone

The 2022 BJJ Intensive Camp is being held in the Italian coastal town of Lignano. The camp is hosted by Professor Renato Migliaccio, a Ryan Gracie blackbelt with a laundry list of competitive accomplishments, and Professor Martin Guggi. 

The camp itself includes 5+ hours of training per day with a wide variety of gi and no gi BJJ and also:

  • Sparring
  • Wrestling
  • Judo
  • Luta livre
  • Ginastica Natural

Full board is offered, and beginners, advanced students and instructors are all welcome, with the camp emphasising a love of jiu jitsu over politics.

Check out BJJ Intensive Camp

BJJ Globetrotters Iceland Camp

  • Where: Reykjavík, Iceland
  • When: 13 – 18 June 2022
  • Confirmed instructors: Christian Graugart, Priit Mihkelson, Halldór Valsson, Gudmundur Gunnarsson, Inga Birna Ársælsdóttir, Steve O’Keeffe, Dennis Schindler, Joshua Janis, Robin Javorek, Alan Burrows and more to be announced
  • How much: €269 (optional bus tour €69)
  • What’s included: Training; morning yoga and mobility classes; viking wrestling tournament; workshops; sauna, hot tub and gym facilities; free camp t-shirt
  • Gym/club affiliation: None

Once again one of the most interesting camps being held in 2022 is the BJJ Globetrotters camp in Iceland.

It’s held at Mjölnir MMA, the largest MMA gym in the world. Mjölnir has 3000 square meters (approx. 32,000 square feet) of floor space and its own store, restaurant, bar and even barbershop on the premises! It also has a professional MMA cage, boxing ring, six training areas, saunas, cold and hot tubs and a weightlifting area.

The camp includes six days of training from morning to evening and a range of different styles including BJJ, wrestling, judo and luta livre. There’ll be opportunities for drilling, sparring and asking instructors questions. 

Like many other BJJ Globetrotter camps, the Iceland camp also includes yoga classes and workshops on topics as diverse as photography and stand up comedy.

There’s also an optional bus tour which takes you around the Golden Circle, the famous 300km Iceland tourist loop which brings you to three famous sites: the Þingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area and the Gullfoss waterfall.

Check out BJJ Globetrotters’ Iceland Island Camp 2022

BJJ Globetrotters Faroe Islands

  • Where: Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
  • When: 3 – 6 August 2022
  • Confirmed instructors: Francesco Fonte, Christian Graugart, Bjarni Baldursson, Giles Garcia, Ruadhan MacFadden, Aaron Ross and more.
  • How much: €249 (Camp but no food, accommodation or flights included), +€245 for optional accommodation. 
  • What’s included: Training
  • Gym/club affiliation: None

This camp takes place in the beautiful Faroe Islands, an archipelago of self-governing islands which are part of Denmark. 

The camp itself takes place in the capital Tórshavn, in the Tórshavn sports hall, and includes four days of unlimited training. There are both gi and no gi classes, as well as several hours of open mats each day.

Check out the BJJ Globetrotters Faroe Islands Camp

BJJ Globetrotters Austria Camp

  • Where: Wagrain, Austria
  • When: 24 – 28 August 2022
  • Confirmed instructors: Jack Clover, Christian Graugart, Gareth McNamara, Priit Mihkelson, Kenny Polmans and Adrienne Meehan.
  • How much: €499 (adults), €299 (children 8 – 14 years), €199 (children 1 – 2 years) 
  • What’s included: Accommodation, training, 3x daily meals, 24-hour free fruit and beverages, free laundry service for your training gear, workshops, free entry to the Wasserwelt Amadé waterpark nextdoor
  • Gym/club affiliation: None
  • Who is welcome: Anyone including individuals and academies

BJJ Globetrotters host open politics-free camps with world class instructors throughout each year. The Austria camp for 2022 is being held in the mountain village of Wagrain near Salzburg airport. In addition to the jiu jitsu training sessions each day, the camp is conveniently located next to Austria’s largest national park, and also a waterpark which you have free access to.

No-gi and gi training is available and there’s also regular open mat sessions scheduled.

Also included are meals, laundry for your gear, and workshops about diverse topics from some of the instructors. 

BJJ Globetrotters has a number of camps in 2022 some of which include the “Castle Camp” in Italy where you train in a medieval castle.

Check out the BJJ Globetrotters Austria Camp

BJJ Globetrotters Summer Camp Germany

  • Where: Heidelberg, Germany
  • When: 25 – 30 July 2022
  • Confirmed instructors: Christian Graugart, Priit Mihkelson, Francesco Fonte, Bryan White, Michael Velotta, Matthew Gallagher, Gareth McNamara and more to be announced
  • How much: €269 for training; optional accommodation from €269
  • What’s included: Training; morning yoga; workshops; free photo booth
  • Gym/club affiliation: None
  • Who is welcome: Anyone

BJJ Globetrotters’ Summer Camp is being held in the historic university town of Heidelberg in Germany. The facility being used for the camp is the large Olympiastützpunkt sports hall, so there’s plenty of mat space to train and stretch out on.

The camp consists of six days of training in both gi and no gi from morning until night. There are also open mat sessions to allow participants to roll, drill and ask instructors questions.

The instructors announced so far include BJJ Globetrotters’ founder Christian Graugart, Estonian BJJ legend Priit Mihkelson and many more.

If you don’t want to worry about where you’re staying, BJJ Globetrotters also offers optional accommodation in the sports hall.

This camp will also have opportunities to socialize with a pub crawl, and has various workshops like other BJJ Globetrotters camps.

Check out BJJ Globetrotters’ Germany Camp 2022

BJJ Summer Week

  • Where: Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
  • When: 21 – 25 September 
  • Confirmed instructors: None yet. Past instructors have included Lucas Lepri, Michelle Nicolini, Lucas Liete, Victor Ribeiro, Nick Brooks, Luca Anacoreta and more.
  • How much: €400 (seminars with no accommodation), €500 (camp and hostel accomodation), €600 (camp and hotel accomodation), €650 (camp and premium hotel accommodation), 
  • What’s included: Accommodation, food, training, tourist excursions in Cagliari, excursions in Sardinia, special edition Tatami gi
  • Who is welcome: All belts and levels

The BJJ Summer Week camp is held in Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia, known for its medieval monuments and beautiful beaches. 

The training camp is comprised of over 20 technical seminars and open mat sessions along with other activities.

There are also cultural excursions in the city to enjoy in your downtime. 

All lessons are held in English, and private lessons can be arranged with instructors.

Check out BJJ Summer Week

BJJ Globetrotters Zen Camp

  • Where: Stara Wieś, Poland
  • When: 12 – 16 October
  • Confirmed instructors: Charles Harriott, Priit Mihkelson, Christian Graugart, Jack Clover, Wim Deputter, Giles Garcia and more to be announced
  • How much: €749, + €150 for private room/€200-€250 for a VIP house
  • What’s included: Training, daily meals and drinks (coffee and tea included), accomodation, 2x complimentary traditional/minimalist white gis, free laundry
  • Gym/club affiliation: None
  • Who is welcome: Everyone

The BJJ Globetrotters Zen Camp is being held in a traditional Japanese-style village in a remote national park a number of hours south of Warsaw.

Training is held from the morning to night, with a combination of technique and open mat sessions. This is both a gi and no-gi camp, with two large mat spaces to service all participants.

The remote location means this camp is a great way to connect with your training in a distraction-free environment, and there are opportunities to relax in the surrounding rivers and woods and go mushroom picking.

As with many of BJJ Globetrotters’ camps, there are also opportunities for yoga, meditation and even free access to a sauna and sauna therapy to help your body cope with the high amount of training.

Check out BJJ Globetrotters’ Zen Camp 2022


Did I miss any good camps? Let me know below and I’ll add them to the list.

6 thoughts on “Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training camps for 2022”

  1. Free Rollers Jiu Jitsu, based out of Australia are putting on some amazing immersive training getaways all around the globe. Check them out!

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    • Hey Luke! Thanks for the suggestion, it’s great to see an Aussie-based organisation running BJJ camps. We’ll add it to the list!

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  2. I’d also add Roll Chasers camps in there – they’ve got a weekend camp in Toronto in December and a tropical one next year (I believe this years was cancelled due to the pandemic)

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  3. You should check out bjjsummerweek at bjjsummerweek.com. The biggest camp in Europe on the beautiful island of Sardinia! 400/500 athletes and the best professors you can find.
    Worth to mention in your blog.

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