Living The BJJ Dream: The Ultimate Jiu-Jitsu Vacations You Can Take Right Now

Living The BJJ Dream: The Ultimate Jiu-Jitsu Vacations You Can Take Right Now

It’s scientifically proven that Brazilian jiu-jitsu is instrumental in disabling destructive emotions and relieving tensions on an universal level (Kuśnierz, Cynarski & Litwiniuk, 2014 ) so it’s not surprising many have a wish to extend the lifestyle choice to their vacation time. In order to help you find the best possible bjj vacation experience we’re counting down jiu-jitsu themed vacations to die for.

1. Brazil, the motherland

Probably most of you reading this have been to padded rooms where there is a man with thick accent, an exotic name like ‘ricardinho’ teaching something. He (or she) is wearing a cloth fastener he refers to as his ‘black belch’ leading a strange tradition where the devotees chant ‘oss’ as a way to glorify their deities. Rumor has it he’s from a country where this tradition is extremely popular – It’s Brazil. Brazil is the mecca for any acolyte of this kimono wearing cult. A pilgrimage to Rio De Janeiro for serious Jiu Jitsu practitioners should be like the Hajj for Muslims: an obligation rite if you have the means to do so.

The most obvious reason to go to Brazil is because the training is really good. There are very few places on this planet where you’ll be able to step into a dojo and find 10+ blackbelts rolling on any day. Where many of the purple belts are 20 years old and they’ve been training since they were 10 – the talent pool is so deep and dangerous. The only closest comparison would be San Diego but you’re missing the point if you’re going to travel to the USA and avoid the cultural aspect of Brazil. Tournaments are held sometimes 2-3 times a month in Rio so you can be super productive on a short trip, or spend months grinding out tournaments and leveling up.


2. Temple Jiu-Jitsu, Phuket, Thailand

Temple BJJ in picturesque Phuket, Thailand is an environment designed to meet the highest demands of any training facility in martial arts.

Temple is located inside luxury wellness retreat Chivitr. Nestled on the hill, overlooking the lake, and only a short walk to Nai Harn Beach, Chivitr is located in one of the most stunning locations on the Island.

Chivitr was purposely designed to be a luxurious boutique wellness retreat that provides guest with
bespoke service to engage and ignite life enhancing activities for body, mind and Spirit.

Their Jiu Jitsu room is the pride and joy of Temple BJJ. With FUJI’s Springfloor system which is the best mat system in the world for Martial Art dojos.

The spectacular view, over the lake and surrounding fauna, won’t disappoint either.

As for air conditioning, its worth to mention the fresh ocean breeze blowing in from the coast.

Temple also offers The 3 Month White to Blue Belt Intensive BJJ Camp That You Never Heard Of…


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3. Jiutopia Camp: Train with Rafael Lovato Jr., Romulo Barral, Michelle Nicolini, & Marco Canha

Picture this… You’ve just arrived to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a place you’ve never seen before. Actually, it’s a place that is different from all other BJJ gyms you’ve rolled at; here, the fresh spring breeze welcomes you with its open hands as you peak out of your room, and the Sun’s warmth motivates you for training every time you wake up.
As you make your way to training, you walk through a beautiful landscape, which is full of snowy mountains and breathtaking nature. The birds are chirping and your BJJ buddies are laughing… And then, you step onto those mats; where Romulo Barral, Rafael Lovato Jr., Marco Canha, and Michelle Nicolini are waiting to train and roll with you.

No, it’s not an illusion and yes, you’ve guessed it right – you’re a part of an all-inclusive Jiutopia training camp in Poland!


The Jiutopia camp is a 4-day Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu vacation program that almost every BJJ student dreams about. Taking place from March 24-27 in Poland, it’s an all-inclusive training camp during which you’ll have a chance to experience:

  • Training with elite athletes and instructors: Romulo Barral, Rafael Lovato Jr., Marco Canha, and Michelle Nicolini
  • 11 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu seminars
  • Accommodation for 3 nights and food
  • All-day open mat accessibility for drilling and sparring
  • Sports and outdoor activities: basketball, volleyball, table tennis, etc.
  • Recovery amenities: sauna, steam bath, infrared sauna, swimming in a frozen river…
  • Yoga classes
  • Opening party
  • Wine tasting experience and BBQ
  • Surprise event

It’s a dream spring vacation, isn’t it? To have an opportunity to mix BJJ with partying and meeting interesting people… To improve in the Gentle Art and then to chit-chat with the world’s best – it is truly the definition of a perfect BJJ lifestyle.
Check out the Jiutopia’s website for more details and an hour-to-hour schedule of training and having fun: https://www.jiutopia.com/

The Jiutopia camp will take place in Poland, from March 24 until March 27, 2022, at a Dojo Facility “Stara Wieś”.
The Stara Wieś is an European Budo Centre, which is the world’s largest performance training center for Far-Eastern martial arts and sports. It offers numerous training opportunities to those who wish to experience the true spirit, atmosphere, and philosophy of Japanese martial arts.

Take a look at it below – it’s where you’ll be training and rolling with all those great names:

And guess what? The registrations are now open – take a look at the Jiutopia’s official website .


4. BJJ Intensive Camp in Italy: Your Full Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle Experience

Can it get better than training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with a number of awesome people… Under the warm Italian sun?
We can already see the excitement in your eyes – you’ve guessed it, the BJJ Intensive Camp is organizing a unique BJJ camp in Italy, Lignano Sabbiadoro!

Check it out:


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Looks like a great combination of top-notch BJJ training and BJJ lifestyle experience, doesn’t it?
“BJJ lifestyle, too?” Yup! You’ll be able to live it to the fullest; the training, the conversations with all of the other students and teachers, and the enjoyment of having a great BBQ and dinner at night… Before you head out to training again the very next day!



This year’s camp in Italy – taking place May 26-29 – will feature the following instructors (and more of them to come!):

  • Prof. Renato Migliaccio (host), USA, California – BJJ, Wrestling, Business Class
  • Prof. Martin Guggi (host),  Austria, Klagenfurt– BJJ, No Gi, Ginastica Natural
  • Prof. Hans Hutton, München, Germany – Krav Maga, Luta Livre, BJJ
  • Prof. Bill Loftus, NJ,USA – Wrestling, Nogi, BJJ
  • Prof. Neil White, Doncaster, Great Britain – BJJ
  • Prof. Julian Faszek-Con – BJJ
  • Coach Chris White – BJJ
  • Coach Wolfgang Michor – Judo



But here’s the kicker… You won’t just be training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, as the instructors will throw in other martial arts into the mix as well!
You’ll enjoy heaps of techniques, drills, and so many rolls that you’ll be ready for your next stripe as soon as you return back home:

  • BJJ – Fundamentals and Advanced
  • Nogi  – Luta Livre – Submission Wrestling
  • Leglocks
  • Judo & Wrestling
  • Standup – Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Sanda
  • Ginastica Natural, Movements
  • Sparring – Gi and Nogi


Oh, and by the way – you’ll also have an all-day access to the mats, in case you want to drill and/or roll with your favorite training partner some more!
Don’t forget to enjoy the training benefits this camp has to offer:

  • All day access to the gym for drilling and open mats
  • 10+ international instructors and black belts
  • Morning fitness at the beach
  • Private beach sector of the facility



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In case you’re still wondering why you should attend this BJJ Intensive Camp in Italy, then you for sure won’t be able to say “no” to the world-famous Italian cuisine that will go hand-in-hand with your training:

  • Full board (starts with dinner on the first day, ends with lunch on the last day)
  • 3 course lunch and dinner with table service
  • 0,5 l water during meals
  • Booking options: breakfast only or full board


And what about accommodation? Well, let’s just say that you’re really close to the sea:

  • Only 5 minutes walking to the beach!
  • Single, double or dorm rooms 3-5 people available
  • Daily room service
  • Air conditioning
  • Sheets and towels included
  • Beach service (1 umbrella and 2 deckchairs per room)


Want to sign up or find out more? Then check out the official BJJ Intensive Camp website or their official Instagram account, reach out… And get ready for one of the greatest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu experiences of your life!