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BJJ CAMP

ASHEVILLE, NC

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Spend your vacation in Asheville, North Carolina doing jiu-jitsu, meeting new people, and exploring the Appalachian Mountains.

- Four days of BJJ training and seminars -

- 24/7 access to 1,300+ square feet of mats -

- A Welcome Cookout on your first night -

- Soak in the funky, unique Asheville vibe -

- Access to more breweries than you can count -

- Camping/ pseudo-glamping and hanging out at the Baying Hound Campground, just steps away from the gym -


Asheville Activities

- Hike to Mountaintop Views and Waterfalls -

- Drive the Scenic Blue Ridge Parkway -

- Tube down the French Broad River -

- Breweries Galore -

- Top Rated Restaurants -

ASHEVILLE, NC

West Asheville Mural
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Waterfalls
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Breweries
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Fall Mountain Colors
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If you haven't heard about Asheville before, all you have to do is mention it to one of your friends and their response will be, "You're going to Asheville? Oh, I LOVE Asheville." Really. Try it.

It's got mountains, waterfalls, the third oldest river in the world, a bustling downtown, live music galore, murals around every corner, renowned restaurants and so. much. beer.

When you're not doing jiu-jitsu, there's plenty to explore. We're happy to give you recommendations on our favorite restaurants, hikes and other quintessentially "Asheville" experiences.

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Checking out plane tickets? Here are nearby airports and their approximate distance to the gym:

*Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) = 20 minutes

*Greenville/Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) = 1.5 hours

*Charlotte International Airport (CLT) = 2 hours

FACILITIES

THE GYM: OPEN SOURCE JIU-JITSU

Open Source Jiu-Jitsu gym in Asheville NC
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Open Source Jiu-Jitsu instruction in Asheville NC
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  • 1,378 sq feet/ 128 sq meters of mat space

  • Mats are on a custom made sprung-floor on over 100 repurposed tires

  • Lots of ventilation with doors on opposite sides, large garage door and plenty of fans

  • Indoor shower and outdoor solar-heated shower at the gym

  • Hot tub

  • Outdoor, Rocky-style weightlifting equipment available

BAYING HOUND CAMPGROUND

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Our BJJ-themed campground shares the same property as the gym, allowing folks to enjoy a bit of nature while taking a break from the mats. Our "full package" camp option includes lodging, food and laundry.

  • Campground features a fire pit, deck, hammocks and multiple chill zones

  • Indoor shower and outdoor solar-heated shower

  • Indoor kitchen, dining area and hangout spots at the campground bunkhouse

  • Unique structures made from upcycled materials

  • Hostel-style indoor lodging - shared bunkhouse bedroom for 6 people

  • Tent sites for you OG campers

  • Indoor toilets and rustic outhouse

  • WiFi and indoor workspace

INSTRUCTORS

SEPT 2022

Rich Sab - BJJ Camp Grappalachia instructor

Rich Sab (AKA Dominick R. Sabatino)

  • BJJ Black Belt 2nd Degree (Team Combat Base)(Team Edge)

  • Personal Fitness Trainer and Nutritional Coach

  • Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist

  • Professional Actor, Musician, and all around swell guy

  • The least formal coach in the martial arts world

 

>> @richsab

Mary Holmes - BJJ Camp Grappalachia BJJ black belt instructor

Mary Holmes

  • Black belt awarded by Royce Gracie

  • Started training in 2008

  • Masters Worlds 2021 Black Belt Bronze Medal

  • 2018 Pan Am Master 2 Lightweight and Absolute Silver Medalist

  • 2017 Brown Belt World Master 2 Lightweight Gold Medalist

  • 2016 Master World Brown Belt Master 2 Lightweight Silver Medalist and Absolute Gold Medalist

  • 2016 Pan Ams Purple Belt Master 1, Light weight and Absolute Gold Medalist [this was prior to expanding the female masters division, so there was only Adult and Master 1]

  • Pisces, lover of puppies, good food, and true crime podcasts

Brad Wolfson - BJJ Camp Grappalachia BJJ black belt instructor

Brad Wolfson

Brad is the owner of Soulcraft Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and BJJ in Paradise retreats and the first American black belt promoted under Coral Belt Marcio Stambowsky in 2011. His love affair with jiu jitsu began in the late 90’s and has brought him to more than 45 countries around the world to share the art. As  a frequent teacher at BJJ Globetrotters camps, Brad loves to explore new places and use jiu jitsu as a way to make friends and build community.

>> @brad_wolf2

>> @macarra_bjj_hamden

Kris Shaw - BJJ Camp Grappalachia BJJ black belt instructor

Kris Shaw

  • Part of the original Dirty Dozen Female Black Belts, the first female grapplers outside of Brazil to achieve the rank of black belt

  • Started BJJ in 1997

  • Moved to Brazil 2000

  • Competed with a strong all women's team in the early aughts

  • Black belt in 2005

  • Founder of BJJ Legends Magazine in 2007

  • Trained under Rigan Machado, Leka Viera and Mauricio "Tinguinha" Machado

  • 25 years of experience and injuries

PAST INSTRUCTORS

Steve Austin - BJJ Camp Grappalachia BJJ black belt instructor

Steve Austin

Memorial Day 2022

Kaitlin Carlucci Mommy Grappler - BJJ Camp Grappalachia BJJ black belt instructor

Kaitlin Carlucci (Wonder)

Memorial Day 2022

Mary Holmes BJJ Camp Grappalachia BJJ black belt instructor

Mary Holmes

Labor Day 2022

Labor Day 2021

Joshua Janis BJJ Camp Grappalachia BJJ black belt instructor

Joshua Janis

Memorial Day 2022

Heather Raftery BJJ Camp Grappalachia BJJ black belt instructor

Heather Raftery

Memorial Day 2022

Labor Day 2021

Rich Sab BJJ Camp Grappalachia BJJ black belt instructor

Rich Sab (AKA Dominick R. Sabatino)

Labor Day 2022

Memorial Day 2022

Labor Day 2021

Kris Shaw BJJ Camp Grappalachia BJJ black belt instructor

Kris Shaw

Labor Day 2022

Labor Day 2021

Brad Wolfson BJJ Camp Grappalachia BJJ black belt instructor

Brad Wolfson

Labor Day 2022

Labor Day 2021

Greg Wood BJJ Camp Grappalachia BJJ black belt instructor

Greg Wood

Labor Day 2021

*Subject to change *

ITINERARY

SAMPLE*

2023
MAY & SEPT

FRIDAY
Arrival Day [~3-5pm]
-Open Mat
-Welcome Cookout dinner


SATURDAY
-BJJ Workshops/Seminars
-Lunch

-BJJ Workshops/Seminars

-Open Mat
-Brewery Hopping


SUNDAY
-BJJ Workshops/Seminars

-Open Mat
-Lunch
-BJJ Workshops/Seminars
-Disco Open Mat Party


MONDAY 
Departure Day
-Morning workshops
-Lunch
-Open mat

 

All pics courtesy of @jitzpix

- 50 Spots Available -

- Choose your desired package -

- Online Payment -

- Tickets fully transferable -

- 100% Refund 3+ weeks out -

- Partial refund up to 48 hours out - 

FULL PACKAGE

-Full access to all seminars, classes, open mats

-24/7 access to mats

-3 nights lodging in a tent-less sleeping structure at Baying Hound Campground (first come, first serve determined by completed registration)

-Welcome Cookout

-Continental Breakfast every day

-Lunch every day

-Laundry

-Camp Grappalachia Swag

-- $555 --

Coming soon!

FULL PACKAGE

FOR TENT/VEHICLE CAMPERS

-Full access to all seminars, classes, open mats

-24/7 access to mats

-3 nights lodging in your own tent or vehicle at Baying Hound Campground 

-Welcome Cookout

-Continental Breakfast every day

-Lunch every day

-Laundry

-Camp Grappalachia Swag

-- $505--

Coming soon!

MATS-ONLY PACKAGE

-Full access to all seminars, classes, open mats

-Access to campground hangout areas

-Welcome Cookout

-Camp Grappalachia Swag

-- $215 --

Coming soon!

Questions? Shoot us an email and ask away: amanda@opensourcebjj.net

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