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Gentle Art Lifestyle Camps

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Our camps are a social gathering of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fanatics. We provide a friendly environment to learn BJJ from some of the best coaches in the country. We offer lifestyle talks where Jiu Jitsu practitioners teach other passions in their lives. We roll to learn. 

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Camp Facts

  • We put on 4 camps a year in the Milwaukee area

  • Camps are anywhere from 30-100 people in size depending on the venue

  • Camps always have a Wim Hof method class and options for cold exposure. (The winter camps we go in Lake Michigan)

  • The instructors hang out and roll with everyone (if they aren't injured)

  • We always do some sort of cookout

  • Free Milwaukee beer at camps

  • Free Camp Shirts

  • We draw people from all over the country

Camp Code

  • We will treat each other as old friends

  • We will practice playful, precise and painless BJJ 

  • We all listen and learn from everyone, we share our knowledge when applicable

  • We live joyfully 

  • When in doubt, we say YES

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Highlights from December 2021 camp!

What campers are saying!

"The Fire and Water Camp I attended was fun, informative, and a great opportunity to get out of my comfort zone. By combining Jiu-Jitsu lessons taught by coaches who can break complex techniques down to the simplest of levels, as well as incorporating the Wim Hof Method and cold exposure portion of the experience which brought us all closer together as a class, I can absolutely say this has been one of the most enjoyable weekends I've had in a long time.~Remso

Remso - Wisconsin

I learned so much! I have enough notes to last me a year. The instructors were fantastic. 

Eric - Colorado

I had been deathly scared of going in freezing water. The people around me were so encouraging I was able to get over my fear and process some emotions I didn't know I had. This ended up being more than a BJJ camp for me. 

Matt- Illinois

Camp Instructors

Click the link to see all of our former instructors on our past camp page! 


The facilities change with the camp. Check out the upcoming camp pages to check out where the next one is being held! 

Example camp schedule

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In life, when presented with any situation, breathe, take your time, focus, and then decide what to do.
~Rickson Gracie