FightCation 2024 - Martial Arts in the Mountains

St. Johann im Pongau, Austria

When: 08 – 12 Aug 2024

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A martial arts vacation in the picturesque Austrian mountains! Join elite fighters from the European martial arts community for training and savor the beauty of the mountains!

Immerse yourself in a camp that seamlessly combines elite martial arts training with the tranquillity of the Austrian Alps. Explore the realm of martial arts through seminars led by distinguished fighters and coaches hailing from Europe's vibrant fight scene. Each day, you'll train amidst the breathtaking natural beauty of the Austrian Alps, experiencing the environment like a true professional. You will enjoy a diverse array of meals, encompassing breakfast, packed lunches, and sumptuous 3-course dinners. Both vegan and vegetarian options will be catered. Kickstart your mornings with invigorating yoga sessions, fostering physical and mental well-being. The outdoor amenities await your exploration, including a bathing lake, sunbathing spots, soccer and beach volleyball courts, trampolines, table tennis, and a BBQ area, promising something for everyone.FightCation masterfully blends martial arts excellence with a peaceful mountain escape, providing an unforgettable experience.

What's Included

  • 5 days / 4 nights Accommodation
  • 15 Seminars from Prominent Fighters and Coaches
  • Daily Supervised Open Mat Training
  • Meals (Breakfast, Packed Lunch, 3-Course-Dinner) with Vegetarian/Vegan Options
  • Daily Outdoor Yoga with Mountain Views
  • Free Access to the Outdoor Lodge Courtyard
  • Onsite Cafe and Sports Hall
  • 24-hour Juice Bar & Fresh Fruit Table


Daniel Strauss

Black Belt under Roger Gracie

Daniel Strauss (aka “The Raspberry Ape”) is a Jiu Jitsu Black belt known for putting a big emphasis on strength and conditioning. He is an active and successful competitor with many achievements at the highest level of the competitive scene:

Notable Achievements:
  • IBJJF No-Gi European Champion
  • British and English Champion (Black Belt)
  • NAGA elite European Champion
  • Number one ranked Black Belt by the UKBJJA
  • ADCC, Polaris, EBI and Quintet Veteran
He has tournament organization and has been teaching BJJ for 15 years.

Niko Samsonidse

Professional MMA Fighter and BJJ Black Belt

Niko Samsonidse, known by his ring name "One Love," is a professional MMA fighter with an impressive record of 10 victories. He competes in the Featherweight weight class and is proudly affiliated with the Spitfire Gym Berlin. Born in Germany on December 17, 1994, Niko's most recent bout took place on September 16, 2023, at OKMMA. He is recognized as one of Germany's top black belt BJJ talents and has earned the title of world champion in the prestigious grappling and BJJ organization, NAGA. Niko is known for his penchant for quick victories, as he has a remarkable track record of finishing most of his fights before the end of the first round. Niko Samsonidse is a force to be reckoned with in the MMA world.

Owen Livesey

Head Coach at Carlson Gracie Hull

Owen Livesey, born on August 3rd, 1991, is a versatile martial artist from the United Kingdom. He has achieved remarkable success in several disciplines, including judo, submission wrestling, and mixed martial arts. As a representative of Great Britain and England, he has competed in high-level judo tournaments on the international stage and won a gold medal in the Men's 81kg judo at the 2014 Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow. Moreover, he regularly participates in submission grappling and wrestling competitions throughout Europe, earning the titles of Polaris Vet and ADCC Vet. Additionally, he is a distinguished Judo Commonwealth & British Champion, CACC World Champion, and holds a black belt in both BJJ and Judo. Owen is currently the head coach at Carlson Gracie Hull, where he shares his knowledge and expertise with aspiring martial artists.

Dilara Kocak

Professional MMA Fighter

Dilara Kocak is a professional MMA fighter with a competitive background in the Flyweight division. She is affiliated with Fight School Hannover in Germany and is based in Hannover.

Julia Scardone

Judo Blackbelt and a Submission Grappler

Julia Scardone, representing Carlson Gracie Hull, is undeniably a noteworthy figure, boasting an impressive collection of three international titles at the youthful age of 23. Notably, she secured victory at the Scottish Open in Edinburgh in January, adding to her previous tournament triumph in 2015. Currently pursuing a degree in Sport, Physical Education, and Development at the University of East London (UEL), Scardone has previously clinched both gold and silver medals in the -52kg women's competition.


St. Johann im Pongau

Nestled within the awe-inspiring Austrian Alps, St. Johann im Pongau serves as a perfect gateway for venturing into the region's natural wonders. It provides an ideal launchpad for discovering the enchanting landscapes of the Salzach River Valley and the grandeur of the Hohe Tauern National Park. With its breathtaking mountain vistas, St. Johann im Pongau and its environs create a haven for those who relish the great outdoors and have an affection for the beauty of nature. The area offers a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers, presenting a plethora of activities such as hiking, skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, and paragliding. The town preserves its historical allure, characterized by a charming town center adorned with traditional Austrian architecture, inviting boutiques, and cozy cafes. A notable landmark in the town is its church, featuring a distinctive onion dome that adds to the town's character. St. Johann im Pongau truly embodies the essence of exploration, be it through its outdoor adventures or the appreciation of its natural splendor, making it an enticing destination for travelers. St. Johann im Pongau St. Johann im Pongau


*The official agenda will be announced before the camp! This is a temporary schedule and it might be changed.
Day 1 August 8
16:00 - 19:00 Registration
19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
20:00 - 22:00 Kick Off Open Mat
Day 2 August 9
07:30 - 08:00 Yoga
08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
10:00 - 11:30 MMA Striking
12:00 - 13:00 KickBox
13:00 - 14:00 Drills/Sparring
14:00 - 15:30 Lake Break
15:30 - 17:00 Judo for BJJ/MMA
17:00 - 18:30 Grappling
19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
20:00 - 22:00 Open Mat
Day 3 August 10
07:30 - 08:00 Yoga
08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
10:00 - 11:30 Grappling
12:00 - 13:30 Wrestling for Grappling
13:30 - 14:00 Sparring
14:00 - 15:30 Lake Break
15:30 - 16:30 KickBox
17:00 - 18:00 MMA
18:00 - 18:30 Drills/Sparring
19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
20:00 - 22:00 Open Mat
Day 4 August 11
07:30 - 08:00 Yoga
08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
10:00 - 11:00 Boxing
11:00 - 12:00 Drills/Sparring
12:30 - 14:00 MMA/Stricking
14:00 - 15:00 Lake Break
15:30 - 16:30 Judo for Grappling
16:30 - 17:30 Wrestling
17:30 - 18:30 Grappling
19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
20:00 - 22:00 Closing/Open Mat
Day 5 August 12
10:00 - 12:00 Departure


  • 4 Nights
  • Dorm, Double and Single Rooms
  • Private Bath and WC
  • 3 Meals a day
  • Seminars
  • Yoga
  • Outdoor Activities


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St. Johann im Pongau, Austria

When: 08 – 12 Aug 2024

Price:   $ 763.00

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