Im writing to let you know that we have schedule the Brazilian Black Belt BJJ CAMP, it will happen in
April 5, 2008.
THIS IS YOUR CHANCE!!! The vacation you have been dreaming!
We will only have 15 spots available as usual and some spots are already taken, if you are considering coming, please let me know and I will safe a spot for you, even if you are not 100% sure at this moment but is interest, let me know and I can hold your place.
(CHECK OUT MANY PICTURES IN THE END OF THIS EMAIL)
Also, if you don’t mind I will ask your help to let your friends know about it, tell them to email me personally and I will give them all details they want to know. (felipe@BrazilianBlackBelt.com )
I’m sure you have seen at least one of those, but just in case you have not or if you want to review, here are some links that you MUST click. Those videos give you a SMALL idea of what is waiting for you here:
http://br.youtube.com/watch?v=KhPb_XMAsXU (ONLY ONE MINUTE LONG)
http://br.youtube.com/watch?v=_cF9moW2tFw (about 15 thousand people have seen this one)
http://br.youtube.com/watch?v=VdDYoZKlAjQ (over 13000 people have seen this one!!!)
Brazilian Black Belt BJJ CAMP (ABOUT US)
Would you like to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu exactly the way it is taught here in Brazil? If the answer is yes, then our exclusive Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Camp is just what you need!
In 2004, we created a very exclusive BJJ CAMP specifically designed for you to have the opportunity to experience what Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is like from the original source.
Now, we have had several very successful and highly acclaimed classes go through our BJJ camp – all of them have provided a major opportunity for the attendees to learn the most technical Brazilian Jiu-jitsu available worldwide. What makes our camp so special? The answer is simple; it is taught by instructors that have proven to be the best teachers and competitors. Nowhere else can you train one on one with so many World Champions, National Brazilian Champions, State Champions, and title holders of the most significant competition events available.
Along with your total immersion in Jiu Jitsu, you will also be surrounded by Brazilian culture and experience the Rio de Janeiro life style like a native of Brazil. You will experience first hand the “relaxed atmosphere” of Brazilian life, and learn how this has a great influence on the learning process of the most effective martial arts system ever!
Get ready for the time of your life!!!
First: We created this concept of the BJJ Camp. Others may try to copy it, but they don’t have the formula.
Second: We don’t advertise or promise big name Black Belts, then you end up with someone else. We also have the finest collection of instructors and champions available. ALL OUR INSTRUCTORS ARE BLACK BELTS, and they will roll with you everyday; get to know your style and personally critique and improve your game.
Our experience with the BJJ CAMP has proven to be so effective that we have been invited, and have successfully held International CAMPS in Europe and USA.
Third: At our BJJ CAMP the students and the teachers stay together the entire time - in the same place. We don’t take you to a hotel , or leave you to survive on your own. We are all together from the moment you arrive at the airport , to the moment you leave the airport on your departure day.
Fourth: The Brazilian Black Belt BJJ CAMP has the highest rate of referrals and students who return and bring friends with them.
Teaching method and activities
Our teaching method has been developed by the finest instructors with several decades of combined experience. During your 10 DAYS at the BJJ Camp, you will learn through the same process and using the same concepts that we personally use to prepare for international competition at the top tournaments. From your first minute to very end of the camp, we will develop the technique and movement that will help you to incorporate the best natural flow to your game. Our exclusive system of teaching will help you to understand the way the technique works and how to apply the same concept to several different situations and opponents. When we teach you a technique, and make you understand the mechanics and theory behind it, you will be able to immediately apply it in other positions with full understanding of why it works. Our process will improve your game so fast and so significantly, that 10 days training will give you the equivalent of months of experience!
Now, remember this before you decide to come; we train hard, we train very seriously, but we also party hardy! There is no place like Rio! In addition to the training routine, there is plenty of time for extra activities such as visiting nearby beaches, jogging, mountain biking, surfing lessons, scuba diving, boat trips, the famous Rio night clubs, poker nights, skating, and…a lot more!
Location and accommodation
The Brazilian Black Belt BJJ CAMP is located in Buzios, the most charming area in the state of RIO DE JANEIRO. We are 90 minutes from the state capital.
Voted by the citizens of the state of Rio De Janiero as “the best city for holidays and summer vacation,” this area is located in a small peninsula with 23 beautiful beaches with crystal clear water, an outstanding night life, and some of the best restaurants available. Dining is diverse, and includes a wide variety of cuisine such as Japanese, Brazilian, Mexican, Italian, French, and more.
In addition to our 2 large mat areas, our facility also includes seven suites, a swimming pool, and a sauna. You live here, and train here – all in one!
Fun+ techniques+ relax= BJJ CAMP
As a matter of fact it is located steps way from the Geriba beach, where all the beautiful people go to hang out and also the only beach that have waves to surf. You can literally finish your training and take less than 10 steps to reach the sand and go for a refreshing jump in the ocean.
Routine / agenda
The routine can be changed depending on the group or plans for the day, but in general:
7:00 am: we start to serve breakfast at 7 am
10:30 am: First group class that last from one hour and an half to two hours
1:00 pm: we start to serve lunch
5:30 pm : free time to relax, go to the beach, do extra activities, private classes etc. During all this time there will be a table of fruits available and the dependencies of
Kitchen will be open to anyone who want to have a snack
5:30 pm: one hour just for drills and review the techniques
6:30 pm: another group class that also last from one hour and an half to two hours.
8:30 pm: we start to serve dinner
After the dinner we usually go to downtown to see the night life, some people stay longer, some return earlier to rest for the next day.
Usually the fifth day there is an outside activity during most of the day and at night an open mat where students ask questions and review the techniques.
You will pay only one price that will include transfer from the airport to the house and from the house back to the airport, accommodation during all 10 days, all meals and all the classes with TOP black belts there are also bilingual.
You will pay only 120 dollars a day, no further expenses, no surprises after you arrive
(* it does not include expenses such as night clubs, alcoholic drinks and souvenirs)
There are only 15 spots available on each CAMP, so to assure your spot make you online reservation now. Doing your reservation does not mean you have to pay now, this will garantee you to be pre-selected and we will contact you to clarify any questions you have and then make your final reservation.
What are the students level?
As we teach the concepts (the way things work), the different levels of students is not a problem. We have had students from white belts to black belts and they were all pleased at the end. We have had martial arts lovers who had never put on a BJJ gi before, but at the end they were feeling quite comfortable with BJJ.
We will be giving FULL-TIME attention during the classes, not only teaching but also rolling while correcting the mistakes. This will allow us to address everyone's BJJ needs with 100% satisfaction.
Do I train with black belts?
Yes, the black belts will be training everyday.
Can I arrange a BJJ CAMP with a close group of friends or students?
Yes, you can schedule a SPECIAL CAMP
The special CAMP is made for close groups, let’s say you have a group of friends who want to come to the CAMP or you want to bring your students, in this case you don’t need to wait the regular CAMP, you can schedule to when is the best for your group.You choose the dates and how long you want to have it.
You make your own SPECIAL CAMP. Send us right now the best dates for you and how many students you want to bring and we can already schedule the next one
Do I share room with someone else?
We have 7 suites for 15 students in the most, so there is a big possibility you will end up sharing a room.
Can I bring my wife and kids?
Every camp we separate a room for couples with or without kids, if you sign up soon there are big chances that this will be available to you. That way you will stay only with your family. If you have young kids there is a chance you will not have to pay at all for them, contact felipe@BrazilianBlackBelt.com to have more info about that.
Can I get a new belt by attending the BJJ CAMP?
No, we do not test for belts in during the BJJ CAMP
I train under another affiliation, can I enter the CAMP?
YES, the CAMP is not made for any specific team. Everyone is welcome, despite the team or level of instruction.
I want to stay more than 10 days, can you help me?
YES, just contact us and Felipe will make sure to set absolutely everything you need while in Brazil
Do I need a VISA to go to Brazil?
Send me your details right now and I will give you all the info about it: felipe@BrazilianBlackBelt.com
Felipe Costa showing a technique
Demian Maia correcting the students
Ratinho, Felipe Costa, Demian Maia, Comprido, Bezinho and Rosalie
Alemao, Bezinho, Ken and Yuri
This CAMP we have a record of female attending, besides Michelle, our black belt, 5 students girls!
Alemao, Bezinho, Tomas and Demian
Rosalie and Michelle
Andrea, Titi and Yuri
After training...Just relaxing! :)
Bezinho and Felipe
Andrea from Mexico
It was Andrea´s birthday, she got a chocolate cake as a surprise during training!
Mike (Texas), Cristopher (Scotland), Yuri (Finland) and Olliver (German)
Dan (Canada), Felipe (Brazil) and Comprido (Brazil)
Comprido, Demian, Tomas, Olli, Dan and Ginger
Scuba diving! It was awesome!!!
Dan and Ginger
Demian and Comprido
Demian trowing up :(
Comprido, Felipe, Tomas, Demian, Andrea and Keitha
Ken, Alemao, Andrea, Ginger, Ketha, Dan and Christopher (Scott)
Many of the students decided to stay longer after the BJJ CAMP to visit different places and have even more fun,