Is there a minimum age for participation?
You have to be at least 18 years old in order to attend the camp. The only exception is our family friendly camp in Austria, where kids can participate together with at least one adult. Our minimum age required to participate in the camp without an adult is 18 years. 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 of the booking? Here you go
. Is it safe?
Yes :) How many gis should I bring?
It depends on how much you want to train and if you also train nogi. We recommend two gis, that's enough for most people. Some people switch their days between gi and no-gi, and can do with a single gi. Will I be allowed to film during the camp?
Yes, but always check with the instructor beforehand. I only train with/without the gi, will there be enough training for me?
Yes! We promise there'll be more classes than you can possibly handle. Where do the participants come from?
Our camps are usually attended by happy people from all over the world. What language will the classes be taught in?
All classes are in English. Is it possible to do private lessons with the instructors?
Yes, please talk with the instructors directly to make an appointment. Is this just a BJJ camp?
Yes. Will I receive a ticket in the mail?
There are no physical tickets for the camps. Your name is on our list when you arrive and check in. When will there be training?
Training is running all day, every day! I'm a complete beginner, can I still join?
Yes!! We have many hundreds beginners participate in our camps, every year. I have booked a spot but have to cancel. Can I get a refund?
Coordinating refunds for a camp this size is a log 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. Due to COVID-19 we are relaxing our cancellation policies as long as the pandemic is ongoing: In case you can not make it to a camp due to travel restrictions or lack of access to vaccine, you will be able to request a refund (minus transaction fees) or a voucher :) Where do the participants come from?
All over the world. What other camps are you hosting?
See our full schedule of camps
here! Is it possible to test for belt promotion?
The Council of Traveling Black Belts can offer a brutally honest evaluations of skill level at our camps – no belt promotion guaranteed, naturally. If you’re interested in the opinion of the instructors at a camp, shoot us an email with a description of your training career as well as link to a verified profile on www.beltchecker.com
and we’ll catch you on the mats for a few rolls and some feedback. We do not consider anyone for promotion who already have an instructor or are in between gyms.