1.Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Dreaming about sun, beach, surf and great BJJ and MMA? Rio de Janeiro has it all, plus the food! This is the fighters paradise and one of the most popular training tourism destinations.
Imagine transporting yourself right into the history, where it all started! train in gyms where the lineage and sport are as close to their roots as the Brazilian culture itself.
Where to Train: De la Riva, Gracie Barra
Phuket Thailand is not only famous for its amazing landscapes and natural scenery, it is also home to some of some of the biggest Muay Thai gyms in the world.
Every hard training sessions will be compensated with a beautiful beach, warm weather and great people.
Where to Train: Tiger Muay Thai
3. San Jose, Costa Rica
Do you start to see the pattern here? warm, weather, beach and surf seem to attract great fighters and a bunch of training tourism.
Did you know that Costa Rica has amazing BJJ and MMA? well, they do! and the BJJ and MMA community is growing fast.
Experience for yourself and find out why training here is Pura Vida!
Where to Train: Andre Oliveira Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Pura Vida BJJ Camp
4. San Diego, CA. USA
Historically, many BJJ legends and recognized MMA fighters fight out of gyms from San Diego CA. The proximity to L.A. the great weather and the culture creates the perfect atmosphere for fighters to grow and improve in this amazing city!
Where to Train:Clark Gracie Academy, Studio 540 , 10th Planet SD, Alliance
5. New York, N.Y. USA
This might be the only destination that does not have a warm weather, however, the BJJ and MMA are amazing!
The multicultural background of NY brings an exquisite mix of cultures and fight techniques under a big city, you will find yourself training with elite competitors and multiple times world champions.
Where to Train: Marcelo Garcia Academy, Renzo Gracie
What to Pack? Suggested Gear List
- Depending on your destination You might prefer a lighter more breathable BJJ Gi or a heavier more insulating one, Here are our top picks.
All Weather BJJ Gi – Combat Corner v5 BJJ Gi
Ultra Light Travel Gi Option – BJJLIFE CompLite
- A Good Gym Bag that can Stand it All! Combat Corner’s Heavy duty duffel built for all the punishment you can throw at it. The Fight Camp Duffel Bag is made from a durable laminate material that can handle almost and thing you can throw at it even Punches & Kicks. The 19 gallon (71 liter) capacity is the perfect size to haul all of your gear in 1 bag to the gym or your next Adventure.
- Don’t Forget a Fast Drying pair of Shorts and Rash Guards!
Ultra Light Training Shorts – BJJLIFE Complite Elephant Shorts
BJJLIFE Elephant Rash Guard