Jiu Jitsu Legacy Winter Camp 2024 - 3rd Edition

Bansko, Bulgaria

When: 13 – 18 Mar 2024

Select a Package Starts from $333.00

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Discover the ultimate BJJ experience at Jiu Jitsu Legacy Camp in Bansko, Bulgaria. The camp includes 5 top-notch BJJ instructors who will deliver 12+ seminars, open mats all day, and yoga every morning. You'll enjoy a delicious breakfast and dinner buffet, full access to the luxurious 2000 sq meters spa, and a special hot springs excursion. The best part? You won't need to worry about trekking through the snow to get to your training space. We've arranged to have our mats located inside the hotel. After your training session, unwind in the spa or take a short stroll into central Bansko to experience the vibrant nightlife. Join us at Jiu Jitsu Legacy Camp and make unforgettable memories with your fellow BJJ enthusiasts. Book your spot now, get ready to elevate your skills, and unwind in stunning surroundings.

What’s included

  • Mats inside the Hotel (no snow boots required!)
  • Breakfast & Dinner Buffet
  • Full access to Spa facilities
  • 5s BJJ Professors
  • 12+ BJJ Seminars
  • Open Mat All Day
  • Yoga Every Morning
  • 2000 square meter Spa
  • Special Hot Springs excursion
  • Custom Camp T-shirt


Priit Mihkelson

3rd Degree Black Belt

For 25 years, Priit Mihkelson has been deeply involved in martial arts, with a focus on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, grappling, and MMA. Through his extensive experience and expertise, he has developed a distinct and highly effective training approach called "Functionalistic Minimalism". Currently coaching at Estum Jiu-Jitsu in Tallinn, Estonia, Priit's training philosophy is centered around fundamental postures and movements that are essential for all grapplers and MMA fighters to know. Priit's name has become synonymous with defense, and his innovative defensive concepts have had a profound impact on the sport.

Leah Grovell

Head Coach at Apex Jiu-Jitsu in the Netherlands

Leah is a black belt from the Netherlands, where she and her brother run their own academy, Apex Jiu-Jitsu. Leah is famous for her technical, funky, and creative style, which makes her a joy to watch and learn from. She has won many tournaments, including her most recent achievement- the 2024 IBJJF European Championship at Black Belt.

Leonardo Lucindo

Jiu Jitsu Instructor & Competitor based in Finland

Hailing from São Paulo, Brazil, Leonardo, a passionate 28-year-old, has spent the last 20 years mastering the art of Jiu-Jitsu. He earned his black belt under the guidance of Michelle Nicoline and has become a skilled teacher and competitor, collecting numerous titles in competitions like Open IBJJF, CBJJE, and FPJJ. Starting his training journey at the young age of 7, Leonardo's love for the sport has only grown stronger over the years. He now shares his knowledge and passion by teaching Jiu-Jitsu in Finland.

Liló Asensi

3rd Degree Black Belt

Lilo is from Spain and for the past several years she has been teaching at Artesano Fight Sport Academy in Hamburg, Germany. An experienced competitor with many medals at high level tournaments, she is an amazing BJJ instructor and currently is active on the competition scene as a referee. Lilo is the first female to earn a BJJ Black Belt in Spain.

Robert Nestor

Founder and head coach at BJJ Akademie Berlin

Robert is a black belt under Nick Brooks. He is a full-time instructor, a competitor, and has a great understanding of Jiu Jitsu fundamentals. The teaching approach he uses is particularly advantageous for beginners.

Brian O'dea

Yoga Instructor

Brian O’Dea teaches what he describes as a “gooey-yet-firm-mid-tempo-flow” designed to bring the class to a simmer before melting into deeper stretches. He aims to create a fun classroom environment for all skill levels to explore the mind-body connection through the breath, movement, and stillness of yoga. Brian started yoga as a New Year’s resolution way back in 2010, somehow actually stuck with it, and received his 200-RYT certification in 2020. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, writing, fighting (in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu), and then writing about said traveling and fighting when he returns home.



This beautiful mountain resort is located at the foot of the Pirin Mountains at an elevation of 1200m above sea level and is one of the best ski resorts in Bulgaria. The resort offers excellent skiing and snowboarding. The resort is conveniently located close to central Bansko. The town of Bansko is famous for its great nightlife and is just 2 hours from Bulgaria's capital city, Sofia. Participants will stay in a luxurious 4-star hotel that offers a full range of services for both adventure and relaxation. The resort includes a massive 2000 sq meters spa facility and we've arranged to have our training space inside the hotel allowing you to walk straight from your luxurious room to the mats - no snow boots required!


The official agenda will be announced before the camp!
Day 1 March 13
Arrival Date Camp registration, welcome snack, and first seminar! Note: If you’d like to arrive earlier, you can reserve a room up to 2 nights early! Please contact us directly to arrange for extra nights!
Day 2-5 March 14-17
Seminars all day! Jump in, jump out! Yoga session every morning, 2-3 seminars per day, unlimited open mats, excursions. Breakfast and Dinner buffets included. Stay hydrated and enjoy the camp!
Day 6 March 18
Check out Time to go home, likely in better shape than when you arrived!.


  • 5 Nights
  • Private shower and toilet
  • Seminars
  • Yoga
  • Parties
  • SPA


About the Organizer

Paco is a purple  belt, digital nomad, and entrepreneur. He has been a full-time traveler since 2017 and discovered Bansko accidentally. He fell in love with the area's natural beauty and decided to make this small winter village his base. When he's not traveling, Paco stays in Bansko - hence his desire to put Bansko on the BJJ map and show it to more BJJ enthusiasts!

Camp Reviews

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 14 customer ratings

14 reviews for Jiu Jitsu Legacy Winter Camp 2024 – 3rd Edition

  1. Adi Toth

    One of the best camps I’ve ever been to. Hotel facilities, location, extra activities and last but not least top level coaches.
    Everything 5*

  2. Marek Mydla

    It was my first camp and i had a great time. Location was perfect and hotel with facilities. Coaches did great job with seminars and everyone could fill their time with things they wanted to do.

  3. Kika

    Amazing professors! The hotel is very good value for money, you wouldn’t be able to get that in another place in Europe for that value. The buffet is huge and there is different kinds of food for everyone. SPA is great for after training, it is very big as well, I don’t think I managed to try everything. The organizers did a very well job with all the extra activities and the excursions, my favorite was the hot springs excursion! 🙂 I recommend it to everyone!

  4. Robert

    This is what a camp is supposed to look like!!!!

  5. Rhys Peters

    This camp was fantastic. I have never done one before and am a BJJ beginner. The instruction was excellent and there was a superb atmosphere between students of varying grades and experience from all over the world. There were gi and no-gi seminars plus plenty of open mat time.

    If you have never visited Bulgaria before, the country offers superb value for money for any traveller and this was reflected in the hotel, where the luxury spa, well equipped gym and top class food were provided all in the price.

    I also took part in this camp along with my non-training partner, who was made to feel completely welcome and included in everything off the mat – again at a very good value price. This was echoed by other participants who had brought partners and even children with them.

    This camp was also superbly organised, both when we were there and leading up to our arrival.

    This was a wonderful way to train and travel. We will absolutely return and wholeheartedly recommend.

  6. Thomas van der Werf

    My first Bjj camp and one to never forget! No complains what so ever, everything was organised perfectly and the atmosphere was amazing!

  7. Marcel

    great coaching, first class accommodation and location all in all amazing experience

  8. Theodosis

    My first ever bjj camp. Absolutely amazing! I went with my wife and kids and enjoyed the bjj and the slopes plus many other activities. No one was bored for even a minute. Will do my best to return in 2023

  9. McGee

    My first BJJ Camp and it was absolutely amazing. A lot of JiuJitsu, a lot of positive people. The organization of the seminars, the activities and everything else was absolutely on point. I will definitely come back.

  10. Leah

    I have been to quite a lot of camps, but this one was special! The scenery, the food, the rooms and the Jiu-Jitsu. Everything was of high quality. And it was cool to meet the people, everybody had positive vibes

  11. Dobri

    Attended the camp in 2022, and it was an amazing experience! Met some awesome people and great instructors. The activities and the food made this retreat one of a lifetime journey.

  12. Mychelle Dean

    Another absolute cracker, even better than last year. Superb lineup of coaches, an incredibly welcoming camp and some added events this year to make it even more fun filled and enjoyable. Looking forward to making next year 3 in a row.

  13. Dobri

    2023 was a blast! Super stoked for the 2024 edition! 🎉

  14. Jordan

    Twice being at the camp! Great seminars, activities, and experience! Highly recommended!

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Bansko, Bulgaria

When: 13 – 18 Mar 2024

Price:   $ 333.00

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