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).

Retreat Itinerary:

Tuesday, 8/13/2019

  • Fly into Las Vegas (LAS)
  • Check into your hotel
  • Enjoy Las Vegas! No official training on this day, so it is a good to enjoy and take part in some activities
  • Meet up on the strip with me and enjoy the night life. :)

Wednesday, 8/14/2019

  • Optional - 8:00am - 11:00am: Dune Buggy Adventure
  • 12:30pm - 3:30pm: Training with David Avellan
  • After 3:30pm: Free time for relaxation or day trip activities

Thursday, 8/15/2019

  • 12:30pm - 3:30pm: Training with David Avellan
  • 3:30pm - 8:00pm: Free time for relaxation or day trip activities
  • Optional - 8:00pm: Enjoy the Cirque de Soleil Show: Ka - A martial arts based theatrical performance

Friday, 8/16/2019

  • Optional - 8:00am - 10:00am: Battle in Las Vegas - Shooting Fun (real guns using simunition rounds)
  • 12:30pm - 3:30pm: Training with David Avellan
  • After 3:30pm: Free time for relaxation or day trip activities

Saturday, 8/17/2019

  • 10:00am - 12:00pm: Open mat at Drysdale BJJ (common to see UFC fighters and famous grapplers)
  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm: Training with David Avellan
  • ​After 7:00pm: Enjoy Las Vegas!

Sunday, 8/18/2019

  • 11:00am - 12:30pm: Open mat at 10th Planet (common to see UFC fighters and famous grapplers too)
  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm: Training with David Avellan
  • 9:00pm: Farewell Dinner Party

Monday, 8/19/2019

  • 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 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 20 students 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 master while having a blast in sin city!