Costa Rica Kimura Trap System 7 Day Retreat
June 16th - June 22nd in Tamarindo, Costa Rica
RETREAT HAS BEEN COMPLETED! We will announce our next one shortly :)
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 2 classes each day. Each class is 1.5 hours long, for a total of 15 hours of instruction. We will go over a TON of techniques from 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 new ways of utilizing the Kimura.
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 a Tropical Paradise
We will be on the west coast of Costa Rica in Tamarindo. Everything you need to enjoy a dream vacation is at your finger tips. We will be staying in a cozy condo together that has a full kitchen, laundry, pool, fitness center, BBQ pits, and is just a few minutes away from the beach (.5 mile) and all sorts of bars and restaurants (.4 miles). Oh, and of course our training facility is just a short walk away (.1 miles). :)
Besides training, you will have a lot of activities to keep you entertained. Surfing, paddle boarding, spear fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, cruises, horseback riding, cruising in ATVs, hiking, white water rafting, zip lining, sky diving...have we covered enough yet? :) And yes, you will have plenty of time to enjoy them between training sessions.
You will need a lot of energy to fuel you, so we will provide a complimentary catered breakfast in your room every day. For lunch and dinner, you will have your be able to choose from a wide variety of restaurants in town with all sorts of cuisines. There should be something for everyone to enjoy. And if you prefer to prepare your own meals, you have a full kitchen at your disposal in your condo.
Monday, 6/17/2018 through Friday, 6/21/2019
"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 covers your 6 night stay in our condos, 6 daily breakfasts, 10 training sessions with David Avellan, and transfers to and from the Liberia Airport (LIR).
What activities can I do and whats the cost?
Some of the more popular activities are surfing, paddle boarding, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, spear fishing, catamaran cruising, horse back riding, ATV rides, hiking, zip lining, white water rafting, volcano tours, and water fall rappelling. The costs for these activities vary of course, but the average is around $85.
Will I be able to workout on my own?
Yes! Your condo has a fitness center you are free to use, and if you wanted to get some extra mat time, that can be arranged as well.
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 the Kimura Trap System. There is something to learn for every one!
How much does it cost?
Attendance for the entire 7 day retreat is only $1,710. That allows you to attend all 10 sessions. That is a total of 15 hours!
This includes your lodging, transfer to and from airport, training, and breakfast. Your flight, lunch and dinner, and any extra activities you take part in are additional charges.
Do you offer group discounts?
Yes. If 2-4 people 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. As of now, we have one spot left due to a cancellation so make sure to take advantage of this deal soon!
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) seminar, 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).
What's NOT included?
Your flight to Costa Rica, any activities you choose to take part in, and meals other than breakfast.
When will I have time for activities?
We do our training sessions from 9-10:30am and 7-8:30pm, leaving you a window of 8.5 hours to enjoy Costa Rica.
Some activities might require too much time 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, our activities coordinator will be in touch with you so you book time with him.
What ages can join the retreat?
This seminar is friendly to all ages, sizes, and genders that are serious about taking their Kimura game to the next level. :)
However, minors would have to be accompanied an adult.
What if I can not attend all 7 days?
The training is 5 days long, from June 16th to June 22nd. You are not required to train in every session. Some people may wish to train once a day to enjoy Costa Rica more. It's your experience, so you can choose how you wish to enjoy it.
What if my partner doesn't train?
No problem! If they don't plan on training, they will still have plenty of fun in Costa Rica. We provide other forms of fitness as well (aerobics, yoga, etc).
But if they just want to relax, the it will only be an additional $350 to bring them along.
Where should I stay?
We got you a place to stay, so no worries. It will be a nice condo right next to the training facility. You will have your own room with access to laundry, full kitchen, bathrooms, fitness center, pools, and BBQ pits. All just a few minutes away from the beach.
Plus, complementary in room breakfast is provided as well.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept Credit Card and PayPal. If you need to make another payment arrangement, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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WARNING: LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE
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 for the Costa Rica Kimura Trap System Retreat and become a submission hunter and transition master while having a blast enjoying a natural paradise!