Rio Grappling Club 2013 Summer Camps In Italy & Poland


Roberto Atalla‘s Rio Grappling Club association will run a series of BJJ summer camps starting from June 2013:

From The Rio Grappling Website:

The European Summer is just around the corner, and our association will host 4 BJJ summer camps, 3 in Italy and one in Poland. Find out below which one suits you better and drop us an email to find out how to register and to get more details and prices.

JUNE, 17th to 25th – Florence: This camp will be preparatory for the IBJJF European No Gi Open/Rome International on the last weekend of June.

Starting on the 17th of June, we will train twice a day at the Rio Grappling Club Firenze (Palestra Nidiaci, Via della Chiesa, 52, 50126 – Florence) to get our fighters ready for the upcoming competition in Rome.

This Camp will aim to improve competition specific skills like speed, accuracy, getting submissions, scoring points and advantages; we will focus on drills and competition sparring to prepare our athletes for Rome (29 and 30 of June).

Coaches Roberto Atalla, Matteo Calamandrei and Bernardo Serrini will oversee the classes.

Notice that because this is a preparation for an important comp, we will allow only grapplers from the Rio Grappling Club, independent clubs not linked to any major networks as well as fighters from teams Fratelli Letteri and Bulldog (Rome/Latina) in Italy as well as other small clubs from other countries with connections with our network. If unsure of the status of your club, don’t be shy, just ask us more or consider joining the camps in Sardinia or Ferrara, which are open to everyone.

This camp will provide only training. Athletes are encouraged to make their own arrangements for accommodation, food and transportation to Rome. If you feel like joining, please find yourself a hotel near our gym or ask us for recommendations as we can suggest a few places next to us.

Find out more on the event page in Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/events/442211592531340/


JULY, 1st to 7th – Sardinia: Our first summer camp in the gorgeous island of Sardinia, near Alghero, is open to everyone, regardless of rank or gym affiliation. We will stay at Village La Plata (www.laplata.it), train 3 times a day, have fun together, at a location which is walking distance to a pristine beach, just 20 minutes away from the Alghero airport.


Make sure to check their website to see how beautiful the place is! Breakfast is included at the hotel rates and it is possible to lunch at the place paying separately, but we will dine out (It is not possible to cook in the apartments). Bookings must be made directly with the hotel early to get cheap rates, and training fees will be paid directly to us (cash only).

Black belts Bernardo Serrini and Roberto Atalla will guide the classes. Morning sessions will focus on specific and general sparring, afternoon sessions are all about drills and night ones will focus on BJJ technical details.

To attend this camp, register at the hotel, book flights or ferry to Alghero and email us to confirm your bookings. We will take care of the rest.

More details on our Facebook event page:https://www.facebook.com/events/405460676219006/


August 5th to 11th, Borowice – Poland: Running for the second year, our Polish Camp is already a success with 62 students attending in 2012.  This time people will be able to train BJJ and/or MMA. Featuring 4 BJJ black belts and an amazing value, this is our cheapest training camp this summer. The package includes accommodation, 3 meals and training, but guest are responsible to find their way to the hotel Hottur [http://www.hottur.pl/].


Due to limited space, this camp will be open only to Rio Grappling Club members, Pitbull Nitra (Slovakia) and Jungle BJJ (Czech Republic). If you train at any of our affiliated schools in Poland, you must register directly with the head coach of your club, paying a deposit fee before the end of May. If you live in other countries, please email us to find out how to register, before June ends.

If you fancy training with us in the Polish mountains, make sure to rush as places will fill up fast. Coaches Mariusz Koziej, Walmaro Medeiros de Sá, Roberto Atalla, Krzysiek Golaszewski and Krystian Kwiecen will conduct the BJJ and MMA trainings.

Please check our Fb event page to find out more:https://www.facebook.com/events/358590244251124/


August 26th to September 1st, Ferrara – Italy: Our most traditional summer camp, running every year since 2009, will be held this year in the historic city of Ferrara at the Kleb academy [http://www.kleb.it/wp/]. With growing numbers from the start, this camp is a multicultural experience. Last year we had people coming from many European countries as well as Egypt, South Africa and Brazil. This camp is open to everyone with at least 4 months of grappling experience, regardless of where they train or which belt they hold.

We give you different options for accommodation, with an associated hotel offering discounted prices and a camping area nearby, but guests can book at other places at their choice; meals can be eaten at the gym restaurant (they serve amazing pizza, pasta, salads as well as great Italian and regional cuisine, with a discounted price for our guests) or elsewhere if one prefers to explore the surroundings. Gianluca Boni, Mariusz Koziej, Roberto Atalla and Matteo Menna will be responsible for the classes, with other black belts visiting.

Trainings will follow the structure we believe suits us better, with morning focused and general sparring, drills in the afternoon and techniques being taught at night. Guests can also use some facilities of the gym like the swimming pool, sauna and weights room at no extra cost. Want to know more? Write to us and we will address your questions. For bookings make sure to arrange a place to stay, and you will pay us separately for trainings.

Our suggestions for accommodation (to get a discounted rate at the B&B, please mention the training camp):

ALBERGO “AL FLUVIALE” (bed and breakfast low cost)
Via Darsena, 2 int. 4
Web: http://www.fluviale.it/site/modules/tinyd0/

via Gramicia 76
Web: http://www.campeggioestense.it/

Alternatively, check on Booking.com places nearby to find what suits you better:

Join our Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/142637352585975/