Updated on 7/27/2014
A short flight from our hometown, students from the United States and Mexico joined a team of Gracie Barra world class black belts in Cancun, Mexico this July. Under the palm trees, surrounded by the sound of waves, we shared an unforgettable experience at the 2014 GB Riviera Maya Summer Experience Camp.
Gracie Barra world champions, (from left to right) professor Roberto Tussa, Carlos Lemos Jr, and Gibran Alvarez lead intensive training sessions in the morning and afternoon each day. Training was customized to share their years of experience from competing around the world, and coach the students on building their skills through drilling with proper technique.
The professors paid close attention to the students to create a safe and positive environment meeting the different level and experience across the team. With the opportunity to train among extremely talented and enthusiastic Jiu-Jitsu practitioners, our students built friendships and shared live-changing experience at the camp.
Embracing the Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle means having the desire to stay healthy and the passion to train your body, mind and spirit to become the best of yourself.
Implementing a healthy lifestyle is one of our focus at the camp. We encourage our students to explore the Gracie Diet. The all inclusive resort provided exceptional selections for us to enjoy the benefit from a healthy diet. While the camp took place along one of the most beautiful and exotic beach, the resort and surrounding area offered plenty of activities and attractions to keep us active outside of training. A few of us joined professor Carlos to experience the thrill of riding beautiful waves for the first time in our lives!
When we interviewed our students towards the end of the camp, they all expressed a very positive attitude towards their experience. “It makes you think very hard about your technical jiu-jitsu and to concentrate on that rather than the energy.” said Joe after a hard day at training, “I’m 48 years old and I felt great. The experience (training) with all the professors has been fantastic; you can tell that they worked very hard to bring us together.”
If anybody is thinking about doing this seminar, who loves Jiu-Jitsu and wants to make this part of their lifestyle, you need to do it. Come on down and join us at the next Summer Experience Camp!
Wind down at the beach after a long day of training, watching the sun setting into the horizon, and feeling the breeze from the sea brushing off the sweat is an indescribable feeling. Special thanks to professor Gibran Alvarez and Gracie Barra Cancun for supporting this great adventure. As we recap from this wonderful weekend, we cannot wait to sharing this life-changing experience with more Gracie Barra students from around the world. We look forward to see you at the next camp!
– GB Events Team
Original posting on 5/5/2014
The GB Riviera Maya Summer Experience Camp
July 3rd – 7th, 2014
Enjoy you 4th of July weekend with Gracie Barra world champions in Cancun, Mexico this year! Indulge yourself on the white sand beaches, network with students from around the world, and train with a team of Gracie Barra world class black belts.
Meet Our World Champion Instructors
Prof. Roberto Tussa
· 4x World Nogi Champion
· Pan American Champion
· World Silver Medallist
· Pan American Silver Medallist
· Brazilian National Open Weight Silver Medallist
· 2x World Bronze Medallist
· 2x Pan American Bronze Medallist
Prof. Carlos Lemos Jr
· 2x World Champion
· American Nogi Champion
· 2x Brazilian National Champion
· European Champion
· Pan American Champion
· Brazilian Teams Champion
· World Silver Medalist
· American No gi Silver Medalist
· 2x World Bronze Medalist
· MMA record 2×0
The Package Includes…
· 4 nights at a 5 star, all-inclusive resort on beach Riviera Maya
· Healthy meals and snacks available throughout the day
· 2 training sessions per day with Gracie Barra world champions
· Unlimited access to the training room outside of regular training sessions
· Round trip transportation between the airport and the resort
· Exciting activities at the Xplor Adventure Park
Note: Airfare is NOT include in the package
July 3rd, Thursday
Check-in at the resort and enjoy a relaxing evening.
July 4th, Friday
11 am: Camp kick-off
11 am – 1 pm: Training (No gi)
5 pm – 7 pm: Training (No gi)
Join professor Roberto for drills and techniques.
July 5th, Saturday
10 am – 12 pm: Training
1 pm – 6 pm: EXplor Adventure Park
7 pm – 9 pm: Training
Join professor Aparecido for drills and techniques.
July 6th, Sunday
11 am – 1 pm: Training
5 pm – 7 pm: Training
Join professor Carlos for drills and techniques.
July 7th, Monday
End of the the camp.
Hear from Our Former Camp Participant
Note: Detailed schedule may be subject to change. Special black belt guest instructor(s) to be added.
Join Us Today!
All participants must register online by completing the form below. Payments are accepted through credit card or Paypal. Please keep in mind that space is limited, so reserve your spot today!
Adult and Teens 12+
4 Nights: $900
3 Nights: $700
4 Nights: $550
3 Nights: $415
Kids Under 5
$200 for the transport and attractions.
*Single Room = One person per Room
**Double Room = Two people per Room (rates are per person)
Instructors and Group Rates
If you are a Gracie Barra instructor or would like to organize a group to join the GB Riviera Maya Experience Summer Camp, please contact our team at
firstname.lastname@example.org for special rates.
Note: A non-refundable deposit of 50% is required to secure your spot