FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Here are the most frequently asked questions our customers and students ask. We hope to find them useful and answer any questions you might have.

How do I find out what camps you’re hosting?

Take a look at our camps page. You may also want to sign up for our newsletter to receive first announcements of new camps.

Do I have to be a member to join your camps?

No, everyone is welcome to participate.

What’s the age limit?

There are no age restrictions in place. However, if you are under the age of 18 and intend to travel unaccompanied, written consent from your parents or legal guardians will be required as a prerequisite.

I’m a complete beginner, can I still participate?

Absolutely! Our camps always attracts participants of all levels and we do our best to make everyone feel welcome, both on and off the mats. We’ve even had participants who did their first ever Jiu Jitsu classes at the camps!

Can I bring my partner who does not do Jiu Jitsu?

Yes, non-training partners are most welcome at the camps too.

Can you tell me about camps that aren’t on your website yet?

As soon as a camp is confirmed, it will be announced here on our website. We prefer not to give out any dates or details before that, as there is always a risk of a camp not happening or being re-scheduled. And we don’t want people to plan / take time off work for a camp, that might not happen.

Can you please organize a camp in [location]?

There are many amazing places in the worlds that would be interesting for camps, but the main criteria for us is always enough mat space. If you know of a beautiful, accessible place with plenty of mats (for at least 100+ people), we would love to hear from you on info@jiutopia.com. If you want to know more about the decision process of selecting camp locations, read this blog post.

How do I become an instructor at the camps?

We are overwhelmed with interest from instructors who want to teach at our camps, and unfortunately can’t find room for everyone in our schedules. We also don’t really use new instructors who are not already part of the social community of the camps, since we like to have had a chance to get to know the people who are representing the camps as instructors, before we put them on the poster. We care a lot about the vibe and type of people we involve, so we don’t leave that responsibility to “strangers”. We encourage anyone interested in teaching to come join the camps like everyone else, then we can always look at trying to fit you in the schedule down the road.

Will you do X camp again next year?

Unless a camp is officially announced on our website, we can’t tell yet if it will happen or not. No location is safe; if we don’t feel excited about going back the following year, we aren’t afraid to drop it in a heartbeat – no matter how successful the last camp there was. It’s called BJJ Globetrotters after all, not BJJ go-visit-the-same-place-again-and-again 😉

When are you going to do a camp where I live?

A big part of the camps is the travel experience, exploring a new place, making friends outside of your comfort zone. We highly recommend you don’t wait for a camp in your own backyard – go see the world with us instead!

I’m not sure if I’m free on those dates yet and/or can’t afford to buy a ticket right now. Can I reserve a spot at the camp and pay later once I’ve made my decision/ saved enough money?

Sorry, but we can’t bookmark spots for people in advance. It would make it far too difficult to accurately determine how many spots are still available, and would cause additional confusion if people then cancel their reserved spots on short notice. To make it fair for everyone, we only secure camp spots for people who have bought a ticket.

I’ll be nearby during the dates of the camp. Can I drop in for just one day / one class / one open mat?

Unfortunately, this isn’t possible. The logistics of trying to keep track of day tickets for these camps would be a nightmare. Not to mention that if we allow one person to drop by, we have to allow everyone to drop by, and then we’d risk not having enough mat space for the people who actually paid for the full camp. Also, we often have a long waiting list for camp tickets, and it wouldn’t be fair to those people if we let someone skip the list and come for a day. Same deal for everyone!:-)

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What are the terms and conditions of booking a camp ticket?

You can find our terms here: https://jiutopia.com/terms-and-conditions/

What language will the classes be taught in?

All classes are in English.

Will I receive a ticket in the mail?

There are no physical tickets for the camps. Your name is on our list when you arrive and check in.

I’m a complete beginner, can I still join?

Yes!! We have many hundreds beginners participate in our camps, every year.

I have booked a spot but have to cancel. Can I get a refund?

Ensure a seamless cancellation experience by adhering to our cancellation policy guidelines. If your cancellation meets our policy criteria, we've got you covered. Alternatively, take advantage of our flexibility and transfer your spot to someone else hassle-free.

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