WGC is coming to San Antonio! (January 14th-16th, 2012)

This awesome training opportunity is coming to Texas! The focus of the camp is on building community and development of effective training techniques and strategies. It is not a competition-style camp. Safety and fun around learning Brazilian jiu-jitsu and submission grappling are our major concerns.

The primary instructors are black belts Emily Kwok and Valerie Worthington. These instructors supervise all of the instruction, including but not limited to technique sessions, round tables and panel discussions, and troubleshooting.

We will kick off the camp with a dinner Friday night!

The proposed camp would feature:

• Two full days (Saturday and Sunday) encompassing
one two-hour morning and one two-hour afternoon technique/rolling
session each day;
o One round table/panel discussion session each day
• a Monday morning open mat, usually with selected male training partners invited
• Multiple breaks, for campers to rest, do laundry, and eat

We will also have a group dinner to socialize and have further discussions on Saturday or Sunday.

Early registration by 12/15: $250
After 12/15: $299

For more information and to register contact Lolanewsom1@yahoo.com

Emily Kwok is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner, instructor, competitor and mentor. She is best known for being a World Champion, a veteran of the prestigous Abu Dhabi Grappling Championships, a veteran of SMACKGIRL the all female MMA organization from Japan, the first female Black Belt in Canada, and the first Black Belt from Canada to have ever won a World Championship title.

Emily Kwok has pre-ordering available for her new dvd instructional “How to Beat the Bigger, Stronger Opponent.” Visit www.emilykwok.com

Valerie Worthington
■Gold medal, World Grappling Games, Antalya, Turkey (2007)
■Gold medal (purple belt), Mundial, Long Beach, CA (2008)
■Silver medal (brown/black—as a brown belt), Mundial, Long Beach, CA (2009)
■Gold medal (brown/black—as a brown belt), Pan American BJJ Championship, Dominguez Hills, CA (2010)

Carlson Gracie Texas
2277 NW Military Hwy #114, San Antonio, TX 78213

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Princeton Mini-Camp, November 11-14, 2011 Featuring Hannette Staack!

It is always our goal to provide you with high-quality, fun, and meaningful
BJJ experiences. We are pleased to announce our latest event: a weekend
mini-camp with 8 x World Champion, 3 x ADCC Champion and recently crowned ADCC
Silver medalist Hannette Staack! Hannette will be coming to Princeton BJJ to lead a mini-camp from Fri, November 11 through Sun, November 13, 2011. This is a singular
opportunity to learn competition-tested techniques and habits of mind from one
of the most decorated grapplers–male or female–in the world.

Space will be extremely limited, at a maximum of 20 attendees. We
anticipate high demand for this camp, due to Hannette’s incredible track
record. For further details please email Lola at

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More Info About Minneapolis Camp 2011!

Hi everyone! 

Women’s Grappling Camp, Minneapolis-style, is fast approaching! If you have not yet signed up, check out http://www.womensgrappling.org and get on board!

For those of you who are signed up, by now you should have received some information about a nearby hotel. Here it is again, just in case:

Country Inn Suites, Bloomington, MN
5120 American Blvd
Bloomington MN
952 831-9595

Also, we’re thrilled to report that Gracie Humaita black belt Jen Petrina will be joining us for Saturday and Sunday! She has extensive competition accolades (including purple belt gold and brown belt bronze—TWICE—at the Worlds), as well as great technique and useful perspectives on life for the female grappler. It’s going to be terrific!!

We’ll kick off with a welcome dinner at 6pm on Tuesday evening at:

Kona Grill
11997 Singletree Lane
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

We hope you can make it! Either way, the training sessions will begin at 10:30am on Wednesday morning at:

Alliance BJJ MN
7399 Bush Lake Road
Edina, MN 55439
Email: info@revdefenseandfitness.com

Finally, please take a moment to complete the following survey, which will help us better meet your needs during camp: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KNQGRQG

We are so excited to see you all!

Emily, Val, and Lola

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Register for Minneapolis Camp (July 20-24)!

 What are you going to do with your summer vacation? Come spend it on the mat with some cool chicks! Registration for the Women’s Grappling Camp, Summer 2011 Version, is OPEN! We’ll be in Minneapolis at Alliance MN from Wednesday, July 20 through Sunday, July 24, 2011.

Join Emily Kwok and Val Worthington, two female Brazilian jiu jitsu black belts, for 5 full days of instruction, training, and shenanigans with Team Estrogen! And we may just have a few surprises up our (rashguard) sleeves as well. Spaces are limited, so save yours today!

Plan to fly into the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, to arrive in time for a welcome dinner on Tues, July 19, and to stay until Sunday afternoon, July 24.

We have reserved a block of hotel rooms under Women’s Grappling Camps at:

Country Inn Suites (Bloomington, MN)
5120 American Blvd
Bloomington MN
952 831-9595

$79/night for a single/double room breakfast included, and shuttle service.
Questions: Ask for Tommy Clay, director of group sales

Click here to save your spot in the camp!

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Berkeley Camp Review

I love camp, LOVE camp. I am a devotee, a disciple, I have drunk the Kool Aid and it tastes awesome. Continue reading

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November 13th and 14th seminars for charity

The weekend of November 13-14, 2010, Women’s Grappling Camp instructors Felicia Oh, Emily Kwok and Valerie Worthington will be hosting two BJJ/grappling seminars in California and New Jersey.

For more information and to register, visit the Seminars for Charity page.

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Forecast for 2011

WGC would like to thank all of our supporters, old friends and new friends, over the past 2 years. None of us had ever imagined in our wildest dreams that our initial camp during the winter of 2008 in Valencia, CA would have helped us identify a strong need in the BJJ community for more accessibility and comradaerie amongst female practitioners.

Since 2008 we’ve held 4 week long BJJ camps in the USA and Canada. In addition to our popular week long camps, we also had our very first mini camp earlier this year in Richmond, VA. We’ve had the opportunity to meet and work with approximately 150 talented ladies from all over North America, and have seen the landscape of our community change and grow as we have all come together.

Due to the strong response we’ve gathered from our camps, WGC decided to reinforce and redirect our energies into creating a strategic outreach plan which will be able to service and target burgeoning BJJ communities around North America.

WGC will now be traveling more frequently to different cities for 2-3 day mini camps. Your school or any school that is interested in hosting a camp can now contact us to schedule something closer to you! Here is a list of some states we’re planning to visit in 2011:

  • Indiana
  • California (Northern)
  • Minnesota
  • Texas
  • New York

We will continue to have our week-long Grappling Camp, but our aim to is to make it bigger and better so that everyone from our past camps can try to make it for one big event every year, because we know how much you love each other!

We’re also working on introducing additional products and merchandise to better your camp experience and improve the quality of your training.  Every time we’re able to come together we witness how much we’ve all grown as a result of this process and we’d like to give more attention to beginner and advanced students, leaders, teachers, executives (35+), competitors and more.

We’re very excited about what we’re working on introducing for the next year and we hope you are too! WGC is always open to hearing your comments and suggestions. Being connected to you is of utmost importance to us.

Thank you for being a part of our journey so far, we will continue to work hard to enrich your training experience as you explore the sports of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and grappling!

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Toronto registration is open!

Register for the Toronto camp is open! August 23-27, 2010 in Toronto.

Pre-registration ends on July 31st. Previous campers should have an email with their special discount coupon code. If you’ve never attended a camp before, you get 10% off of registration: use the coupon code “PREREG” to receive it.

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Grapple Girls Open tournament August 21st

The second annual Grapple Girls Open tournament will be held the Saturday before the 2010 Toronto Women’s Grappling Camp, on August 21, 2010. For more informatio, visit the GGO website at http://grapplegirlsopen2010.blogspot.com/.

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Graciemag article on the Women’s Grappling Camp

Read about the January 2010 camp in Graciemag – photos and article by Emily and Val, so you know it’s awesome.

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