Artemis BJJ Training Camp

Following government advice regarding the coronavirus pandemic, we will be temporarily closing from the 20th March. We hope to be open again soon, depending on how the situation develops. There will be interactive online classes instead for our members, while we wait to get back on the mats. This means that our upcoming April camp will be postponed to 26th/27th September 2020, subject to govt regulations.

Can and many of the students at Artemis BJJ regularly attend BJJ Globetrotters Camps. Those consist of an awesome week long BJJ training camp, with classes from 9am through to around 8pm. It’s a fantastic experience and one Can would highly recommend.

Unfortunately, not everybody has the time to take a whole week off work to enjoy a spot of pyjama wrestling. Therefore, Artemis BJJ has begun hosting a mini BJJ training camp right here in Bristol, to bring a taste of that experience closer to home.


Our camps take place in Bristol, at the easily found Artemis BJJ clubs: directions are over on our Locations page).

The next Artemis BJJ Camp (our fourth) will take place over the 26th to 27th September 2020 (though be aware that depending on government advice, we may have to postpone), at our central venue (Easton Road, by LA Gym). If you would like to book your spot (£65, limited places) contact There will be at least 10hrs of training in total, across Saturday and Sunday, with both classes and open mat time.

Instructors will include Seymour Yang (the man behind the famous Meerkatsu brand), Chris Paines (Priit Mihkelson black belt), Gret Zoeller (veteran international competitor and instructor at GB Long Eaton), Mike Velotta (almost three decades of BJJ experience), Ana Yagües (owner and operator of Nexus Fighter Academy in Hamburg) and Can Sönmez (Artemis BJJ head instructor).

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Tickets for our camps are non-refundable as the proceeds are used to pay for the venue and the instructors. However, you can of course sell that ticket on if it turns out you can no longer make an event. Please follow the Artemis BJJ Facebook page if you would like to stay updated on future camps. For footage of previous camps, head over to Instagram.

If you’re looking for things to do when you’re not on the mats, take a look at our dedicated Bristol page. To get an idea of the camp timetable, here’s the provisional schedule, subject to change:


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11:00-12:00 Can Sönmez
12:00-12:20 Open Mat
12:20-13:20 Seymour Yang
13:20-14:20 Lunch/Open Mat
14:20-15:20 Chris Paines
15:20-15:40 Open Mat
15:40-16:40 Mike Velotta
16:40-17:00 Open Mat
17:00-18:00 Floorwork with Anna
18:00-22:00 Open Mat


11:30-12:30 Can Sönmez
12:30-12:50 Open Mat
12:50-13:50 Ana Yagues
13:50-14:50 Lunch/Open Mat
14:50-15:50 Gret Zoeller
15:50-16:10 Open Mat
16:10-17:10 Ana Yagues
17:10-22:00 Open Mat

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