"Want To Train In Las Vegas, Enjoy the Sights, Take Part of Some Awesome Activities, and Kick Back and Relax?"

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Las Vegas BJJ Retreat:
July 28 - 31, 2023

Instructor: David Avellan

Co-Founder of FFA, BJJ Black Belt, ADCC World Championships 5xVeteran and 2009 Bronze Medalist, BodogFIGHT of the Night Winner, Creator of the World Famous Kimura Trap System

David Avellan is a world renown martial artist and has been the coach to many stars such as BMF UFC Champion Jorge "Gamebred" Masvidal, Bellator Champs Phil Davis and Michael Chandler, OneFC Champion Brandon Vera, IBJJF World Champs Keenan Cornelius & DJ Jackson, and many more. They all have gotten the chance to train one-on-one with David and have made huge leaps on their game as a result.

Now, you will get the chance to do the same! This retreat is 4 days long, with 4 two hour training sessions for a total of 8 hours of training. You will go over a TON of techniques from David's arsenal, such as Opening Guards, Guard Passing, and of course the Kimura Trap System. 

It is friendly for all ages, sizes, and experience levels. Whether you are a new white belt, or a 3rd degree black belt, you WILL learn powerful new details to take your technique to the next level.

What You Are Going To Learn:

  • Technique Refinement - Whether you are a white belt or a black belt - YOU WILL LEARN SOMETHING NEW. David has had the honor of training with UFC World Champions, ADCC World Champions, and many BJJ Black belts that were stunned with how much they learned from training with him. He teaches very systematically and in-depth, allowing beginners to get a grasp of a technique on their first exposure, while providing so many small details that even veterans with 10+ years training will pick up a golden nugget they have missed.
  • Take Downs - Let's face it - wrestling is VITAL to controlling where a match goes. You can either decide to take top or bottom position, or be forced to be bottom. Take downs are also a great way of gaining dominant position without having to pass guard. And some take downs can end the fight just from impact. So in this camp, we will go over various take down setups and finishes, that work beautifully for MMA and BJJ.
  • Submission Hunters - Scoring a submission is the ultimate expression of control. Being able to put your opponent in a compromised position with no escape is no easy feat, but David has plenty of tricks up his sleeve. He is a fan of creating traps, pins, and diversions to catch submissions, which will be learning plenty of.
  • Transition Skills - Transitions are where the magic happens! Opportunities to score big are present whenever a change in position takes place. Understanding how to control these transitions, and where you can go to from each one will make a very smooth grappler. 
  • Game Planning - When starting out with the martial arts, it can be hard to know what strategy to execute, or even how to develop such a strategy. David's technique series are fully fleshed out game plans that requires no thinking - just follow the steps to the finish.
  • All Ages, Genders, And Body Types - The great thing about the systems being taught is that it is not tailor made for one specific body type. They can work for you whether you are long and tall, short and stocky, flexible or stiff, young or experienced.

Training in the Fight Capital of the World

Every fighter wants to fight in Las Vegas. Getting on a big fight card in Las Vegas is when you have arrived in the fight world. You will get the opportunity to train in famous gyms with the chance to rub elbows with famous fighters.

Besides the top notch training, Las Vegas is an adult Disney World. Gambling is just the tip of the iceberg in a city where anything is possible. Sky diving, flying stunt planes, riding dune buggys, shooting in the desert, zombie survival courses (yes it is a thing here), zip lining, fine dining, shows, and of course out of control parties. There is something for every body.

After all the training, adventures, and parties, you will want a place to relax. Of course there are a ton of great places to stay on the Strip in Las Vegas that you are welcome to stay at.

David will also offer the option of staying with him in his home!

Some of the perks of staying at David's home are:

  • It's where the training is at! He will have a fully matted area that is 18' x 36' feet that you will be able to use whenever you like
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (7 meals total), plus complementary beverages and snacks
  • Access to his kitchen, BBQ Grill, and Smoker
  • Use of his home gym, which includes an IM-2000 system that has dumbbells, squat rack, low and high cable pulleys, FID adjustable bench, smith machine, and more.
  • Recovery tools such as a 8 person Barrel Sauna, Thermospa 14' Swim Spa, the Full Body Normatec Compression System, a Cozzia EC-618 Massage Chair, a Percussion Massager, a Massage Table (masseuse available for additional fee) and more available to you to relax and recuperate
  • Free WIFI and TV with ESPN Plus, FloSports, Netflix, Amazon Prime
  • Transportation to group events included
  • Only 10 minutes away from the Strip
  • You will have plenty of opportunities to pick David's brain while hanging out with him at his home

Space is limited to stay with David and it will be booked on a first come, first served basis. We have 3 guest rooms available, and will set up multiple beds in some rooms (as shown in the picture above) to accommodate up to 8 guests.

As mentioned before, you are welcome to stay anywhere you like in Las Vegas, staying with David is just a bonus option for those that want to maximize their experience.

Pictures from Past Camps:

Retreat Schedule:

Below is our training itinerary, along with optional activities that can be scheduled. Every group is different, as some people want to just train as much as possible, others want to be a lone wolf and adventure alone, while some want to party like it's 1999. 

That is the beauty of Las Vegas - there is something for everyone.

If you want to explore the outdoors and the beauty of nature, Las Vegas has plenty of national parks and out door attractions, such as Red Rock Canyon, Lake Mead, the Hoover Dam, and Mount Charleston.

If you want more excitement and adrenaline in you time off, you can go shooting in the desert with David (he is a NRA certified instructor), ride dune buggies, get on a race track in an exotic car, fly a plane (seriously), or shoot zombies (that's a thing too!).  And if you want to enjoy the night life, of course Las Vegas has that market cornered. 

You are free to do whatever you want. If enough people in the group want to jump in and do an activity together, then we can help coordinate it and adjust the schedule if necessary.

Friday, 7/28/2023

  • Fly into Las Vegas (LAS)
  • Check into your room
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm: Training with David Avellan
  • 8:00pm: Welcome Dinner

Saturday, 7/29/2023

  • 8:00am: Breakfast
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm: Training with David Avellan
  • 12:00pm: Lunch
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm: Training with David Avellan
  • Optional 5:00pm - Hot Tub Hang Out
  • 7:00pm: Dinner

Sunday, 7/30/2023

  • 8:00am: Breakfast
  • Optional - 9:00am - 1:00pm: Firearms Training Drills and Range
  • 1:00pm: Lunch
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm: Training with David Avellan
  • Optional 5:00pm: Sauna and Ice Bath Recovery Session
  • 8:00pm: Farewell Dinner

Monday, 7/31/2023

  • 8:00am: Breakfast
  • 12:00pm: Pack your bags and check out
  • If you have a late flight, enjoy some extra activities or hit the casino and try to win a big jackpot :)
  • Safe flight home


"I just finished the seminar with Avellan - Incredible! I have been to numerous seminars in the past 7-8 years with Chim. I have been to seminars with Marcello Garcia, Jeff Glover, a bunch of them. Not to say they are no good, but this is hands down, the best seminar I have ever been to."

Rock Starr - BJJ Purple Belt

“Amazing seminar! Basically, a game changer. If you are having trouble finishing the kimura, trouble setting up the kimura, or having trouble defending takedowns, this is the system that will improve your game and have you catching kimuras from all different angles, have you defending takedowns, taking people’s back and finishing with a one arm choke.”

Patrick Kelly - BJJ Black Belt Instructor

I just finished the David Avellan seminar – awesome seminar! The Kimura Trap is the new evolution of Jiu Jitsu. It is awesome and I can’t wait to start using it in competition…Jiu Jitsu is always changing – this is definitely the next step. Anybody who is not doing this is going to be back a whole notch so I highly recommend David Avellan’s Kimura Trap. Check it out!”

Jeff Cressman - BJJ Brown Belt Instructor

Instead of saying how good the camp was or how good David is as a coach and as a person...I'll just mention that for me to arrive all the way there from Spain to Tamarindo took me around 30 hours, 4 hotels and a hotel night in San José. All in order to go for the second time to the camp. That's how much impact his camp had on my game last year. This year the classes were as expected. Awesome, I'm so happy to have made it. I still learned a lot. And I'm a big fan of camps, I have already been in 7, so I know what I am talking about.

Raul Piquer - BJJ Purple Belt

What We Offer:

David Avellan's unique systems of submission grappling have seen him achieve at the highest levels including Bronze at the prestigious ADCC Grappling Competition.

This is your chance to learn the secrets of The Kimura Trap System, and the systems that have seen Avellan compete at the elite level for over a decade.

We offer two packages: training only, and lodging and training. Both packages include:

  • 4 Two Hour Training Sessions with David  for a total of 8 hours of mat time
  • 24/7 Open Mat Access
  • Use of home amenities such as Massage Chair, Normatec Recovery System, Sauna, Thermospa Swim Spa, Weight Training Equipment, Ice Bath
  • Complimentary Beverages and Snacks during Training
  • All training will be filmed, documented, and provided to students
  • Q&A sessions, with discussion on the proper mindset required for excellence
Training Only

Choose you own lodging and stay on the Vegas Strip



  • Enjoy Las Vegas and stay in the hotel of your choice
  • David's home is just 10 minutes away from the infamous Strip
  • 3 Days of Training (8 Hours total) 
  • Q&A sessions, with discussion on the proper mindset 
Training and Lodging: Queen Room

Stay with David in his home, and enjoy hanging out where all the action is. One or two guests can share this room. The price is for 1 guest, with an additional guest for $499, and allows both to train, so it's ideal for a couple.




  • Everything in the Training Only Package
  • 3 Nights Lodging at David's home 
  • 7 Meals, Beverages, and snacks included
  • Use of Kitchen, Grill, and Smoker
  • Transportation provided to group events
  • Free WIFI and TV
Training and Lodging: Bunk ROOM

Stay with David in his home, and enjoy hanging out where all the action is. Up to 4 guests can share this room.




  • Everything in the Training Only Package
  • 3 Nights Lodging at David's home 
  • 7 Meals, Beverages, and snacks included
  • Use of Kitchen, Grill, and Smoker
  • Transportation provided to group events
  • Free WIFI and TV
Training and Lodging: Full House

Bring your whole group and take over David's house! For up to 8 people, you will reserve all the rooms and beds to your group exclusively. As a bonus, you can choose what you wish to learn and activities we perform as well.




  • Everything in the Training Only Package
  • 3 Nights Lodging at David's home 
  • 7 Meals, Beverages, and snacks included
  • Use of Kitchen, Grill, and Smoker
  • Transportation provided to group events
  • Free WIFI and TV
  • Reserve all the rooms and beds - for up to 8 guests
  • Can help choose the teaching curriculum
  • Can choose different dates based on your schedule

Frequently Asked Questions:

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This retreat is limited to 16 students (8 in the house) because we want to make sure everybody gets plenty of attention. We believe that all of ours students should get personalized attention to address any questions and make sure they fully understand the techniques taught. When the spots are gone, they are gone.

Do you want to have a powerful submission you can count on from every position possible in combat, and be many moves ahead of your opponent in any transition?

Join us in Las Vegas for the ultimate martial arts retreat in the fight capital of the world and become a submission hunter and transition ace while having a blast in sin city!