10 Day Martial Arts Retreat
April 5th to 14th in Phuket, Thailand


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

Since its debut in 2011, the Kimura Trap System has flourished in the BJJ and MMA world. BJJ stars like Keenan Cornelius, DJ Jackson, Nyjah Rollins, and Bellator Champ Phil Davis have all used it to win big matches.

Now, you will get the chance to do the same! This retreat is 10 days long, with two 90 minute session training sessions each day, for a total of 19.5 hours of training. We will go over a TON of techniques from the Kimura Trap System, along with instruction from my other courses. 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 new ways of utilizing the Kimura.

Did I mention we are in Phuket, Thailand? It is a beautiful paradise with beaches, jungles, amazing temples, and friendly people - with adventures for all types. Whether you want to ride an elephant, watch live Muay Thai fights, go on island tours, visit ancient temples, or party at night - you will have the chance to do it all!

What You Are Going To Learn:

  • Kimura Mastery - Whether you are a white belt or a black belt - YOU WILL LEARN SOMETHING NEW about the Kimura. I have 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 this seminar.
  • Take Down Counters - Wrestlers can be the bane of a BJJ fighters existence. The Kimura Trap System has MANY counters to all forms of shots, back takes, and cage take downs. When you master KTS, you will find no one will want to shoot on you anymore for fear of the Kimura Trap.
  • Submission Hunters - The Kimura Trap System has one inevitable conclusion - submission. Whether it is a Kimura, arm bar, triangle choke, rear naked choke, leg lock, wrist lock, omo plata, or crucifix - you will find a way to get your opponent tapping out.
  • Transition Skills - The Kimura Trap System is a controlled transition, where you know everything that will happen 3-5 steps ahead of your opponent. There are so many ways to start it, that it will give your transition game a whole new level.
  • 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. The Kimura Trap System is a fully fleshed out game plan that requires no thinking - just follow the steps to the finish.
  • All Ages, Genders, And Body Types - The great thing about the Kimura is that it is not tailor made for one specific body type. KTS can work for you whether you are long and tall, short and stocky, flexible or stiff, young or experienced.

Training Facility: Absolute MMA

The training facility is located in Rawai, near the famous Nai Harn beach. The facility itself is a classic Thai-style open air gym with fans blowing the tropical breeze through the gym while you train.

The grappling area includes a full-sized MMA cage and dedicated grappling mats surrounded by cage walls.

Training in the Tropical Paradise of Phuket, Thailand

Every martial artist wants to visit Thailand - the birthplace of Muay Thai kickboxing. Phuket is a popular destination for top fighters across the world who are looking to hone their skills not just because of the world class kickboxing, but because Phuket is a beautiful place to call home.

Besides the top notch training, Phuket is an awesome place for tourism. Lots of beautiful beaches, great food, huge markets to shop at, amazing wildlife, and of course, being able to watch live Muay Thai fights is really cool too!

After all the training, adventures, and parties, you will want a place to relax. We will provide with a 9 nights of resort accommodations, 11 meals, four 1 hour sports massages, and include several tours and adventures as part of the retreat.


We have partnered with a number of local luxury resorts to offer you premium accommodation at an affordable price.

Your accommodation will include private en suite, Internet, flat-screen TV, air-conditioning along with pool access direct from your room.

Retreat Schedule:

Sunday, 4/05/2020

  • Fly into Phuket, Thailand (HKT)
  • Check into your room
  • Enjoy Phuket! No official training on this day, so it is a good to enjoy and take part in some activities

Monday, 4/06/20​20

  • Morning Training
  • Tours: Wat Chalong, Big Budha,
  • Evening Training
  • Welcome Dinner

Tuesday, 4/07/20​20

  • Morning Training
  • Tours: Yiwu Beach
  • Evening Training

Wednesday, 4/08/20​20

  • Morning Training
  • Tours: Long Boat Island Tour
  • Evening Training

Thursday, 4/09/20​20

  • Morning Training
  • Tours: Promtiep Sunset

Friday, 4/10/20​20

  • Morning Training
  • Tours: Muay Thai Fights at Bangla (Optional)
  • Evening Training

Saturday, 4/11/2020

  • Morning Training
  • Evening Training
  • Phuket Night Market, Bangla Night out (Optional)

Sunday, 4/12/2020

  • Morning Training
  • Optional Paid Tours (James Bond Island, Phi Phi Island etc)

Monday, 4/13/2020

  • Morning Training
  • Tour: Nai Harn Beach
  • Farewell Dinner, Songkran (new year) Party Bangla

Tuesday, 4/14/2020

  • Pack your bags and check out
  • If you have a late flight, enjoy some extra activities
  • Safe flight home

Early Bird Special 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.

April 5 to April 14, 2020 is your chance to learn the secrets of The Kimura Trap System, The Switch Series and The Back Trap System - systems that have seen Avellan compete at the elite level for over a decade.

This camp will also roll directly into the wild Thai New Year festival Songkran! This is one of the craziest parties in Asia and we highly recommend sticking around after the camp to enjoy the festivities!

In addition to the two sessions of training you'll enjoy each day you'll also receive a video recap of the camp plus:

  • Two 1-hour sports massages
  • One seminar rashguard
  • Delicious Thai Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Included Breakfasts
  • 9 Days lodging at luxury resort

Plus daily tours including:

  • Full-day long boat island tours
  • Trips to the beautiful Nai Harn beach and others
  • Shopping at night markets
  • Night out to Bangla Road in Patong
  • Visit to the famous Big Buddha

The standard package is normally $2499, but right now you will get it for only $1999!

If you have a partner that you want to bring along to enjoy the tours (no training), it will be an additional $450 to join in. If they want to train along with you and do the tours (sharing a room), it will be $1,299.


"I just finished the seminar with Master Avellan - Incredible! I have been to numerous seminars in the past 7-8 years with Master 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

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This retreat is limited to 50 students. This is the maximum amount of people we can accommodate to do the training, tours, lodging, etc. 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 Phuket, Thailand for the ultimate martial arts retreat in the Muay Thai capital of the world and become a submission hunter and transition master while having a blast in a tropical Paradise!