Make friends and experience new people and places through a shared passion for Jiu Jitsu.
Several sessions per day, morning and late afternoon and evening with small group jiu jitsu instruction, lots of open mat time and plenty of one on one time with top-level black belts from around the world. Some of the notable instructors we have hosted include: Caio Terra, Magid Hage, Marcio Stambowsky, Kroyler Gracie and more.
Yes you did! BJJ in Paradise is more than just a small group Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu camp; It's an all-inclusive jiu jitsu vacation with beautiful beaches, surfing, deluxe accommodation, great food, but most importantly, the chance to make new friends and discover new places through a shared love of the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
A large part of living the jiu jitsu lifestyle is good healthy food to fuel your sessions on the mat. With this in mind, we will be offering the best food for breakfast and lunch every day of camp full of fresh fruits, juices and other high quality fresh food to keep our athletes and their families in top condition. For dinner, choose from dozens of delicious local places, vegetarian options, burgers, and much more within a short walk of the hotel, or eat in the award winning Hotel Santa Fe restaurant.
At the of the end of the Sierra Madre del Sur mountain range that snakes through Oaxaca, Mexico, and down to the Pacific Ocean, lies the safe, tranquil coastal resort of Puerto Escondido. The town is built around a picturesque bay dotted with gigantic rock formations. On the northwestern end, Bacocho Beach has the most variety of hotels and the atmosphere is decidedly laid-back. Playa Principal in the middle of town has a nice beach for families and several boats you can hire for fishing or sightseeing. On the southeastern end you’ll find Zicatela, a vibrant action-packed beach with a cosmopolitan atmosphere that attracts surfers and other tourists from around the world, especially Europe. Many come to conquer the resort's famous waves. A stroll along Zicatela provides the chance to enjoy the spectacular performances of surfers skimming atop the crests of colossal waves. According to experts, Puerto Escondido is among the ten best surfing sites on the planet.
We strive to offer a wide array of top level instructors at very camp. Check our current camps page as instructors are confirmed for our next camp.
The area surrounding the bay has a wealth of natural wonders. Just 20 minutes north of Puerto Escondido, birders can rent kayaks or motorboats to view the pelicans, hawks, hummingbirds, spoonbills and more that inhabit the mangrove forests of the Manialtepec Lagoon.
Alternatively, if you’re looking for an authentic ethnic experience, visit the communities nearby and learn a little of their customs. Mazunte, for example, is a small village whose inhabitants have dedicated themselves to protecting the natural environment. They invite visitors on eco-tours on foot, on horseback or by rowboat.
Just 15 minutes away, Ventanilla is an ecological reserve for families wanting to explore the imposing rock formations that dominate the beach, spend time getting to know the indigenous community and maybe even watch baby turtles hatch in the moonlight. The longer you stay here, the harder it is to leave this tranquil and unspoiled paradise.
Brad is an avid traveler, 20 year student of BJJ, second degree black belt and owner of Soulcraft BJJ, he first visited Puerto Escondido in 2015 through a chance meeting with Adrian through BJJ Globetrotters. After that first trip, he just knew that this magical place would always be a big part of his heart and soul.. Brad is a husband, dog father and academy owner based in New Haven, CT.
Adrian is a Puerto local, avid BJJ practitioner, surfer and family man. Born and raised in Puerto Escondido, he, along with his brothers has been instrumental in the growth of BJJ in the area. He is the co-founder of La Colonia BJJ, a home builder, frozen yogurt mogul, father of 3 and an all-around great dude.