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Las Vegas BJJ Retreat:
July 27- August 2, 2021

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 7 days long, with a 3 hour training session each day, plus access to open mats that will have a bunch of great training partners (and maybe a few celebrities as well) for a total of over 18 hours of training. You will go over a TON of techniques from David's arsenal, such as the Guard Passing Made Easy, the Under Hook Series, the Guillotine Choke Series, 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:

  • Kimura Mastery - Whether you are a white belt or a black belt - YOU WILL LEARN SOMETHING NEW about the Kimura. 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 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. Add the Switch Series, which is a classic wrestling reversal that can be used in the same situations as Kimuras (especially when you can't make the grip), and the Front Headlock Series - you will have tons of powerful options to counter take downs.
  • 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. The Back Trap System is another powerful finishing system against the turtle position, along with the Front Headlock Series, giving you many ways of finishing.
  • 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. Likewise, the Back Trap System, Front Headlock Series, and the Switch Series follow simple progressions that you can count on.
  • 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.

But this time around, 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, complementary beverages and snacks
  • Access to his kitchen, BBQ Grill, and Smoker
  • Use of his home gym, which includes an Iron Master 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, UFC Fight Pass, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime
  • Transportation to group events included
  • Only 10 minutes away from the Strip on one straight road
  • 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 bunk beds in some rooms 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.

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.

Tuesday, 7/27/2021

  • Fly into Las Vegas (LAS)
  • Check into your room
  • Optional - Open Mat at 5:00pm
  • Optional - Welcome Dinner

Wednesday, 7/28/2021

  • Optional - 10:00am - 1:00pm: Hiking at Red Rock Canyon
  • 2:30pm - 5:30pm: Training with David Avellan
  • After 5:30pm: Free time for relaxation or activities

Thursday, 7/29/2021

  • Optional 10:00am - 12:00pm: Firearms Training
  • 12:30pm - 3:30pm: Training with David Avellan
  • Optional 4:00pm - 7:00pm: Backyard BBQ Hang Out
  • Optional 8:00pm - 9:00pm: Axe Throwing

Friday, 7/30/2021

  • Optional - 10:00am - 12:00pm: Firearms Shooting Drills in the Desert
  • 12:30pm - 3:30pm: Training with David Avellan
  • After 3:30pm: Enjoy Las Vegas!
  • Optional - 7:00pm - 8:00pm: Hangout at the Las Vegas Strip

Saturday, 7/31/2021

  • Optional 9:00am - 1:00pm: Visit Hoover Dam
  • Optional 10:00am - 11:30am: Open Mat at Drysdale BJJ
  • 2:30pm - 5:30pm: Training with David Avellan
  • After 5:30pm: Free time for relaxation or day trip activities
  • Optional - 6:00pm - 9:00pm: UFC Fight Night: Hall vs Strickland

Sunday, 8/01/2021

  • Optional - 11:00am - 12:30pm: Open Mat at 10th Planet BJJ
  • Optional - 11:00am - 12:30pm: Sunday Brunch
  • 2:30pm - 5:30pm: Rolling with David Avellan and Mindset
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm: Sauna and Ice Bath Recovery Session
  • 8:00pm: Farewell Dinner party

Monday, 8/02/2021

  • 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

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.

July 27th to August 2nd, 2021 is your chance to learn the secrets of The Kimura Trap System, The Under Hook Series, The Guillotine Choke Series, and Guard Passing Made Easy - 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:

  • FIVE 3 Hour Training Sessions with David
  • 24/7 Open Mat Access
  • Use of home amenities such as Massage Chair, Normatec Recovery System, Sauna, Thermospa Swim Spa, Weight Training Equipment
  • 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
  • 5 Days of Training with up to 8 Training Sessions (19+ Hours total) 
  • Q&A sessions, with discussion on the proper mindset 

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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 master while having a blast in sin city!