AUGUST 13th to 19th in Las Vegas
"Want to spend 7 days in Las Vegas training martial arts, riding dune buggies, see shows, go shooting and party?"
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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 7 days long, with 1 three hour training session each day, plus access to 2 two hour open mats that will have a bunch of great training partners (and maybe a few celebrities as well) for a total of 19 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.
As an extra bonus, we MIGHT train in some famous gyms such as Drysdale Jiu Jitsu, 10th Planet Las Vegas, Xtreme Couture, and others. By doing so, we MAY also get the chance to train alongside stars such as Robert Drysdale, Kevin Lee, Frank Mir, Forrest Griffin, Rafael Domingos, Michael Chisea, Renato Canuto, and Vinny Magalhaes. This depends on scheduling and availability so there are no guarantees, but very likely to train at a couple of the gyms and meet a few of the stars.
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 in the Fight Capital of the World
Every fighter wants to fight in Las Vegas. Getting in a big card in 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 even more 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 dessert, 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. The Strip has plenty of beautiful places to call home for the week. We recommend Caesar's Palace, but there are plenty of great options to choose from for all budgets (nightly rates as low as $25).
"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
Frequently Asked Questions:
Your registration includes your training with me (5 three hour training sessions), plus access to the weekend open mats (additional 4 hours on the mats). During our activities and training, beverages and snacks will be provided.
What activities can I do?
It's Las Vegas - the question is what can't you do. :)
The lifeblood of Sin City are the casinos, which besides gambling, have all sorts of things you can do. Shopping, fine dining, pool parties, clubbing, shows, movies, zip-lining, roller coasters, and all sorts of tours and sight seeing from wax museums, dolphin encounters, tiger exhibits, and more.
If you are looking for fun off the strip, hiking Red Rock Canyon or Mount Charleston are less than 30 minutes away. You can also go sky diving, blaze your own trail in the desert with dune buggies, have fun shooting all sorts of firearms, or even fly a stunt plane!
Will I be able to workout on my own?
Yes! Most hotels have their own gyms, pools, and all sorts of amenities.
I'm new to the martial arts. Should I join?
Absolutely! This retreat is friendly for all experience levels. David has taught young children just getting started in the martial arts up to UFC champions. There is something to learn for every one!
How much does it cost?
Attendance for the entire 7 day retreat is $997. That gives you access to 5 three hour training sessions plus 2 two hour open mats. That is a total of 19 hours!
With our 4th of July Weekend Sale, you will get 30% off, for a new total of $697.90, while spots are available.
During our training beverages and snacks will be provided.
Your flight, transportation, lodging, meals, and any activities you take part in are additional charges.
Do you offer group discounts?
Yes. If 2-4 students enroll together, you will get 10% off your registration. A group of 5+ will get a 15% discount.
How many spots are available?
We are accepting 20 students to the retreat.
Can I pay online or by phone?
Of course! You can pay online by using any of the big orange "Register" buttons and putting your info there.
You can also call us at 305-209-2097 to pay by phone. If we don't answer, please leave a voicemail and we will return your call.
What should I wear?
This will be a No Gi (kimono) training retreat, so you can come in any exercise attire you feel comfortable with. We recommend bringing rash guards, board shorts, or spats to training, along with any safety gear such as mouth pieces or knee pads.
Practice proper mat hygiene and make sure you shower, clip your nails, and no shoes on the mat (unless they are wrestling shoes).
While you are in Las Vegas, it will be summer, so you want to dress accordingly, and bring sunblock. And if you plan on living it up and enjoying the night life, you want some dressy clothes too.
What's NOT included?
Everything else: your flights to and from Las Vegas, transportation, your lodging, your meals, and any activities you choose to take part in.
When will I have time for activities?
We do our training sessions on weekdays from 12:00pm to 3:00pm, and on weekends we have 2 sessions: 10am-1pm and 4pm-7pm, leaving you the rest of the day to enjoy Las Vegas.
Some activities might require too much time or conflict with our schedule that may require you to miss a training session.
We are fine with you doing that, but if you didn't want to miss a session, we recommend scheduling them before or after the training days, such as on check in or check out days.
Can I take Private Lessons with David?
Of course! Once you register, we can coordinate with you so you book time with him.
What ages can join the retreat?
This retreat is friendly to all ages, sizes, and genders that are serious about taking their game to the next level. :)
However, minors would have to be accompanied an adult.
What if I can not attend all 7 days or I want to stay longer?
The training is 5 days long, from August 14th to the 18th. You are not required to train in every session. Some people may wish to skip a day to enjoy Las Vegas more. It's your experience, so you can choose how you wish to enjoy it.
If you want to stay longer, that is fine too. :)
What if my partner doesn't train?
No problem! Since you will be responsible for your own lodging and transportation, you are welcome to bring as many people with you as you want. We will only are charging for training, so you are welcome to bring guests to enjoy Las Vegas.
Where should I stay?
Since you are visiting Las Vegas, the Strip is THE place to be. You will be in the heart of the city where all the action is. There are casino/hotels as low as $34 a night, and can go up to as much as you can imagine, lol, so it depends on your budget.
We recommend staying at Caesar's Palace, which is currently about $175 a night including all taxes and resort fees. It is a beautiful hotel and casino, great location nearby everything, and can offer you the full Vegas experience.
If you are staying on a strip casino/hotel, You won't need a car to go to the pool, hit the casino floors, enjoy fine dining, go to shows, or take part in the party scene.
If you do need to commute, Uber is readily available and a convenient way of getting around.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept Credit Card and PayPal. If you need to make another payment arrangement, please email email@example.com.
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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 master while having a blast in sin city!