WELCOME TO BTT JIU-JITSU CAMP 4TH edition
Brazilian Top Team is proud to offer the FOURTH Edition of JIU-JITSU CAMP to the practitioners and enthusiasts of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
This one tells the other camps apart because of the high quality of its instructors, its infrastructure (accommodations, transportation, social & cultural activities) and city tours.
The BTT JIU-JITSU CAMP will take place May 04 May 14 2006. It is open to every practitioner all over the world, regardless of academy, age, belt or sex.
You will be probably training when you bump into top fighters like Rodrigo Minotauro Nogueira, Luiz Buscapé Firmino, Rogerio Minotouro Nogueira, Ricardo Arona, Fernando Margarida, Paulão Filho, Carlão Barreto, Roan Jucão Carneiro, Milton Viera, Fabio Mello, among others BJJ World, PRIDE and UFC Champions.
NEW IN THIS EDITION:
BOXING CLASSES at famous NOBRE ARTE School!!! Participants will have a chance to learn boxing techniques from legendary CLAUDIO COELHO, boxing coach of many MMA fighters.
You DECIDE where do you want to STAY: single room, double room or hostels.
Enjoy your holidays and bring your family to one of the most beautiful cities in the world. There will be alternative activities for them, such as outdoor activities and visits to historic cities.
To assure quality we limited to 15 the number of students at this time!
Come and train with the best BJJ and MMA academy in the world at the most beautiful city in the world!!!
2 daily training sessions at the Brazilian Top Team Headquarters under the supervision of the champions ZÉ MARIO SPERRY, MURILO BUSTAMANTE, BEBEO DUARTE, FABIANO CAPOANI, PEDRO DUARTE, EDUARDO RIOS and RODRIGO ANTUNES.
There will be AT LEAST ONE BTT BLACK BELT following EACH PARTICIPANTs development during JIU-JITSU CAMP
NEW: BOXING CLASSES at famous NOBRE ARTE School!!! Participants will have a chance to learn boxing techniques from legendary CLAUDIO COELHO, boxing coach of many MMA fighters. Sparring is optional!
Rules Clinic with Certified Referee (CBJJ).
Housing in Hotel or Hostel for 11 days / 10 nights.
2 meals per day included.
Transportation to all activities.
Sightseeing to Pão de Açucar (Sugar Loaf), Barra Beach, shoppings and Maracanã Stadium with a bilingual guide.
Visit to Rocinha Project.
More activities coming soon.
During the first day in Rio de Janeiro, participants will attend a meeting at the hotel when everybody involved in the camp will present the schedule, solve doubts regarding their stay and give a Welcome Pack.
A travel agency, our partner, will present outdoor activities that can be chose by participants.
Options (These activities are not included):
Rappel at Pedra da Tartaruga
Trekking at Pedra Bonita, Pedra da Tartaruga or Pedra da Gávea
If you need SPECIAL PACKAGES, e-mail us. Were working together with a travel agency to offer the best.
Murilo Bustamante (UFC Champion & BJJ World Champion), co-founder of BTT: Im very happy to help Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu development in other countries. Thats why foreigners practitioners are more than welcome at BTT. Personally, I was very impressed with participants development in this small period of time. Id like to invite all to enthusiasts in Martial Arts studies to join us at BTT Training Center. Itll be a pleasure to host you in the most beautiful city of the world.
Rune Brinckmeyer (White Belt) DENMARK: JJ Camp promised a chance to roll with some of the best BJJ players and delivered. BTT provided a rare opportunity to train with really skilled people that are on the top of their game. They managed to present a friendly and relaxed environment, without ever compromising training focus and a serious approach to the learning process. I found the instructors highly inspirational, the focus on technique, form and training drills to be top-notch. Instructors and students of the academies had every intention to make me a better player, showing attention to the fact that people are different, and thus needs to strengthen different parts of their game.
Definitely a camp I would like to return to! It met and even exceeded my highest hopes for it, obviously with respect to BJJ, but also in terms of learning a little about how cariocas (the people of Rio) go about important business such as beach- and party activities as well! Coming as a White Belt, I got away with a lot of insight on how the landscape of BJJ looks, and I am eager to explore it given this new knowledge. Ill be back!
Johnny Zemouli (promoted to Blue Belt) Cannes, FRANCE: I would like thanks everybody for this Camp, I improved my skills so much. Brazilian are so friendly and the atmosphere so cool. This camp is not good only for jiu-jitsu but also to live like a brazilian and fell like a carioca (natural from Rio de Janeiro). Thank you to everyone and youre all welcome in France. * After the JiuJitsuCamp, Johnny decided to stay one more month in Rio and improved more and more, we had no doubt promoted him to a BTT Blue Belt. Congrats, Johnny!
Ethan Day (Purple Belt) Kansas City (USA): I am a purple belt from the United States currently living in Ipanema and training at BTT in Rio. Since I arrived four months ago, I couldnt be happier with the quality of instruction Ive received here at BTT. I had always heard that the level of Jiu-Jitsu in Rio was the highest in the world and while training at BTT, Ive come to understand why. In every class there is a wide variety of levels from beginners to seasoned black belts and the instructors do an excellent job of understanding the technical needs of everyone in class. The precise attention to detail, level of competition, and instruction that I have received at the BTT academy has been above my expectations.
I had always wanted to train Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil and visit Rio de Janeiro since I began training over five years ago. Before arriving, I didnt speak any Portuguese or know anything about Rio. I was relieved when several instructors and students who spoke English were able to help me communicate, find a place to stay, and show me around the city. BTT is right in between Ipanema and Leblon. Its one of the best areas in Rio to stay in for safety, food and beaches. In addition to the training, everyone here has treated me really well and Ive always felt welcomed and accepted as part of the team.
Ive had a completely positive experience. Ive trained with and talked to many of the BTT Camp participants who felt the same way I did about the training and their experiences in Rio with the Brazilian Top Team. The BTT camp is an ideal vacation for training Jiu-Jitsu and experiencing Rio de Janeiro.
Chris Cowboy (Purple Belt) San Diego, California USA: Thank you for the opportunity and hospitality you all showed me while I was in Brazil. It was an AMAZING time. This was my 3rd trip to Brasil and by far the most fun and informative BJJ experience I have ever had. I left the camp with many incredible memories of the people and places that we met. The level of all of the instructors and facilities were the best!!! I left with so many new techs it was like being at an epic BJJ seminar everyday The camp structure and information that was presented to us daily was also incredible. Everything was laid out perfectly everyday in clear and concise instructions and we were kept extremely busy. The hotel and activities were great and more than we expected. I would HIGHLY recommend this camp to anyone that wants to truly experience Rio and take their game to the next level! Dont miss out on this experience!
Mohammed Abdul-la (White Belt) Oberhausen, GERMANY: The academy is perfect, excellent instructors and very friendly. I like the training also, I like the way you to it, following your routine, learning techniques and rolling a lot. JiuJitsuCamp is also perfect. If I have time at 4th edition I will be here again. Thank you very much for everything. I had a very nice time and I hope to see you soon.
Robert Hugus (Black Belt) Plattsburg, New York USA: I would definitely come for a 4th edition and I am going to recommend it to my friends. The training and attitudes of everyone at your school is excellent. We felt like a part of the team. Maybe next time I can set up a week long visit with my girlfriend to come with me.
Mike Saint (White Belt) Aberdeen, SCOTLAND: I think that what amazed me the most about the whole experience is that you are training with world class fighters and you are treated as an equal. Everyone is very friendly and extremely generous with their time, everyone I met was happy to help go over techniques.
The accommodation is excellent and you have ample opportunity to spend time in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It really is an experience not to be missed.
Cliff Keltner (Purple Belt) San Diego, California USA: BTT Camp went far and beyond what I expected for my two weeks in Brazil. The camp is extremely organized and you get to train at some of the best academies in Rio. The staff and instructors are professional and make you feel welcome as soon as you get off the plane. Between the training, tours, nightlife, seminars and competition, you definitely get the most for your money. This is a great camp for the first-timer to Brazil as well as the seasoned traveler. I would highly recommend this camp to anyone involved in brazilian jiu-jitsu and I plan on attending next years camp as well.
Morris Williams (Blue Belt) Higley, Arizona USA: I thought the BJJ camp was outstanding. I enjoyed the training, as well as meeting some of the top BJJ players and MMA fighters. The instruction was top notch. From the privates to the seminars. I would definitely recommend this camp to any serious Jiu Jitsu player. * Morris won 3 fights (submitting 2) becoming International Master Champion!
IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION, PLEASE EMAIL US
Q I train at an academy affiliate from another team, can I participate?
A Sure, we welcome everybody who want to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and follow BTT training routine.
Q We want to stay longer. Can you make arrangements for my wife and me?
A We are working together with a travel agency that has been in the market for more than 10 years giving its support. If you want a personalized package, e-mail us and well make it happen.
Q Can I come earlier? Or stay fewer days?
A Yes, sure you cam. Just let us know the dates and well be more than happy to assist you to find a nice place to saty (hotel or hostel). Stay fewer days is not possible because your Camp is designed to improve your Jiu-Jitsu at we require participants to stay for the hole period.
Q What should I do join the NHB classes?
The MMA class is only for professionals who are under a BTT contract. All Gi classes are under supervision of Murilo Bustamante, Zé Mário Sperry and Bebeo Duarte (founders of BTT). We have a bunch of Black Belts training regularly. But during all editions, participants were invited to join some MMA sessions.
Q Will I have chance to get some private classes?
A Sure. All instructors, including Sperry, Bustamante, Duarte will be available. But hopefully you get all instruction you need during group classes.
Q Whats average size of our classes?
A Half of the classes are held during our training sessions, so youll have a chance to roll with everyone. Usually we have another at least 7 black belts on the mat everyday. During the camp, there will be more to assist you. The other half of classes are exclusive for BTT Jiu-Jitsu Camp participants, where you be able to discuss your doubts and get some moves to fit better in your game.
Q Should I have a health insurance?
A We strongly recommend you get yours before leaving home. Its much more cheap. Brazil has a weak infrastructure in public medical service, but private hospitals are very good.
Q Do you have air tickets deals?
A No. Many participants can get a better deal in their countries or are using mileage programs.
Q What are the outdoor activities included?
A Sugar Loaf, Maracana Stadium and Floresta da Tijuca, transfers incluided.
Q Do I need a visa?
A Depends. For more accurate info, check http://www.brasilemb.org/ or http://www.mre.gov.br/ingles/index.htm