Frequently Asked Questions

1 - Where is the camp? The camp will be held in Bali, Indonesia at Uluwatu Surf Villas. A unique hotel at the most beautiful cliff of Uluwatu. You can see the exact address here.

2 - Who are the coaches/instructors? Our coaches are the word champions Gezary Matuda and Bruno Malfacine, go to our homepage and find more info about these amazing athletes.

3 - Is the camp open to all levels, teams and associations? Yes. 

4 - I’m a complete beginner, can I still join?  Yes!

5 - Is airfare included? Airfare is not included in the price of the camp. You are responsible for booking your own airfare. If you need help, contacts us!

6 - What is Included? All spots include:

- Five nights accommodation in the luxurious Uluwatu Surf Villas for one person; 
- Private transfer from the Ngurah Rai International Airport to Uluwatu;
- All breakfast plus vouchers for daily lunch and dinner by your choice freshly cooked from the In Villa Menu or Mana Restaurant located on the property;
* We can cater for your dietary requirements and preferences.
- One yoga session per day, suitable for all levels;
- One to two jiu-jitsu session per day with Gezary Matuda and Bruno Malfacine; suitable for all levels;
- One surfing lesson with surf coaches, suitable for all levels;
- One BBQ Sunset Party at the front cliff of Uluwatu Surf Villas;
- Specialists support to plan and arrange activities such as surfing, snorkelling, trekking, relaxing massage and sightseeing at Bali best spots.

7 - How does the booking process work? We have a limited number of spots and we want to make sure our guests are comfortable and happy. Uluwatu Surf Villas entire property will be exclusive for the use of our camp and all prices are based on a double occupancy per room. Our booking policy is a first-come, first served basis but arrangements can be made to suit the needs of our guests. Contact our team to discuss the possibilities. 

8 - How do I get there? The fee includes your transfer from Ngurah Rai International Airport is also known as Bali Denpasar International Airport (DPS) to the venue. So make sure you share your flight info with our team and have your transfer arranged.

9 - Which airport should I fly in to? We advise all guests to fly into Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar International Airport or I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, is the main airport in Bali, located 13 km south of Denpasar.

10 - Should I arrive one day before and leave one day after? We advise our guest to arrive at 3 pm on the first day of the camp for the check-in. The opening BJJ session will be at 4 pm, and our last session will be on the morning of the last day of every camp. If it is your preference to arrive before and have one extra day at the venue you can contact our team and we will help you with your arrangements. 

 11 - What is the deadline for signing up? As long as there are spots available, you can join our camp.

12 - I can’t come for the whole camp. Can I attend for only a few days and get a discount? Jiu Jitsu Escapes is a whole intimate experience of six days camp for 36 guests only, therefore we prioritize guest attending to the whole camp. 

13 - What is the refund/cancellation policy? Cancellation 45 days prior to the start date will get you a 50% refund. No refund will be issued if cancelled 44 days or less prior to the camp start date.

You may transfer your spot to another person at no cost. You can get in touch with us and we will provide support.

*No refund can be issued for the SECURE DEPOSIT.

14 - Do I need a visa? The most important thing to remember is to make sure that you have an updated passport and a valid VISA. You will not be permitted to enter Indonesia if your passport is going to expire within six months of your departure or if you are from a country that requires a special VISA to enter. Most travellers coming from the US, Australia, Asia and Europe are issued tourist visas upon arrival, but if you carry a passport from other countries it is worthwhile checking to see if you need a visa. The standard tourist VISA is applicable for up to 30 days. If you plan on staying longer in Indonesia you must apply for an extended stay VISA at your local Indonesian Embassy prior to departure. 

15 - Do I need to take any health precaution? Make sure you have your tetanus and hepatitis shots updated before travelling to any remote region of the world. Malaria is a reality in some parts of Indonesia; consult your doctor for more information. If you take a prescription medication make sure you bring the necessary paperwork that goes with it in case of an emergency. If you are prone to seasickness please bring something to counteract its effects.  For more information please consult your doctor. We cannot be held liable for changes to travel arrangements or delays brought about by external influences or transport providers.

16 - What language will the instruction be in? All classes are in English.

17 - Will the classes be Gi and No-Gi? Yes. Our Bali Camp is mainly Jiu-Jitsu. But we will have also NOGI sessions and open mats for those who want extra training.

18 - When will there be training? We plan on running sessions in the mornings and evenings, but the schedule may vary considering the group energy and weather conditions.

19 - How many hours of BJJ training are there per day? From 1:30 to 3 hours per day. In total, we offer around 10 hours of classes per camp. There will be open mats in case you want extra training.

20- Will I be allowed to film during the camp? Always ask the instructor if it is ok with him before you film the class.

21 - Do you have a WiFi connection? Yes, there is a WiFi connection at Uluwatu Surf Villas. 

23 - Does the hotel offer laundry services? Yes. 

24 - Can I bring my wife/husband who doesn’t train to the camp? Yes, they’re most welcome to come and enjoy the camp, attend to our yoga and surf classes. Be aware we have limited spots available for non-practitioners guests. So contact our team and we will advise you on the availability. 

25 - Can I bring a child? Yes, to preserve our guests we would offer you and your family a more private accommodation.  Contact our team to check the availability and have a look at our children policy:

Three months to 6 years old - FREE

7 to 12 - 1/3 of the practitioner guest fee

13 to 18 - 1/2 of the practitioner guest fee

26 - Can I bring my child or significant other to the classes? The classes are exclusive for Jiu-Jitsu practitioners attending the camp.

27 - Is there an age limit for participation? There is no age limit participation. Under 18 you must be accompanied by a legal guardian.

28 - Can I have a single room just for myself and not a shared one? Yes, you can. Contact our team and we will advise you about our single occupancy rates. We have limited availability for this option. If this is what you are after we advise you to book as soon as possible.

29 - Where do the participants come from? All over the world.

30 - Is it possible to do private lessons with the instructors? Yes, please talk with the instructors directly to make an appointment.

31 - Will I receive a ticket in the mail? There are no physical tickets for the camps. But you will receive a payment confirmation when purchasing your spot. If you prefer you can always print that document.  

32 - What should I bring?

-Your Gear: Belt, Gis(we advise at least two), Rashguards and Eargards. Plus whatever you need to train hard!

-Photocopy of travel insurance and passport

-Cash (Indonesian Rupiah) to settle any extras that you buy.

-Camera and video camera and lenses/accessories

-Sandals or thongs

-Laptop and smartphone (optional)

-Flash drive (for photos)

-Insect repellant (please avoid bringing aerosols to the island where possible)

-Malaria medication if recommended by your doctor

-First aid kit for yourself and/or the tropics 

-Sun cream and zinc and after sun products it's hot out here

-Electrical adaptor

-Reef walkers or booties – if your feet aren't used to the reef

-Sports or stainless water bottle (please help us to minimize plastics in the area)


33 - What’s the local currency? The local currency in Bali, as with the rest of Indonesia, is known as the rupiah (IDR, or RP). You shouldn’t have any issues using a credit card in the tourist hot spots, like Bali, but plastic is virtually useless in remote areas like Maluku and Papua. Travel credit cards and debit cards will allow you to access and spend your funds conveniently in Indonesia.

34 - How much money do I need to bring? Depending on what you want to do.  You need to bring money for beverages, drinks, treatments, equipment rentals like an extra board, snorkelling, national parks and local attractions entrances and fees on other activities you decide to go to, souvenirs and extra meals. Apart from that, there’s not really much you have to spend money on. The meals are all included and the hotel has a board room where you can borrow boards to go surfing in front of the cliff. 

35 - What kind of electrical outlets do you use?  The standard used in Bali is a two-pin plug (round): Voltage: 230 V. Frequency: 50 Hz. Power sockets: type C / F.

 36 - How to transfer a camp ticket? All camp tickets are non-refundable 44 days or less prior to the camp start date. This is necessary to avoid the risk of people cancelling shortly before the camp, where it will be too difficult/much work for us to re-sell the ticket and we might have paid upfront reservation fee for food, accommodation, transportation etc. 

In case you have to cancel your participation, you have the option to sell your ticket. This can be a friend or maybe someone on our waiting list (if the camp is sold out and there is one). You could also try to post in our Facebook group and see if anyone there would be interested. If you end up with a ticket you can’t sell due to injury/illness/etc., you can also look into if your travel insurance will cover.


Terms and Conditions 

1.    Your registration after purchasing is to be considered as a contract between you and Jiu-Jitsu Escapes 

2.    Cancellation 45 days prior to the start date will get you a 50% refund. No refund will be issued if cancelled 44 days or less prior to the camp start date. This means that we will not repay the fee to you even if you for some reason cannot make it to the camp. For information about ticket transfer and waiting list, contact us. If you chose to sell your ticket to someone else, please give us a notice about this by email as soon as possible, so we can update our records. 

3.    If you change your address, email address or telephone number after your registration, please inform us about your new contact information, so that we can keep you updated on everything related to the camp.

4. Jiu-Jitsu Escapes is not responsible for any injuries that may happen during the camp. Please check with your personal insurance company if your insurance covers martial arts training if you’d like. 

5.    Jiu-Jitsu Escapes is not responsible for any personal belongings at the camp, it’s up to each and everyone to keep their personal belongings safe. 

6.    We reserve the right to immediately and promptly exclude participants from the camp without refund if they act aggressively or by other means greatly disturb the camp and the other camp participants. If this would happen, we would normally first issue a warning, but in serious cases (e.g. violence) we will exclude this person immediately from the grounds. However, we see this scenario as highly unlikely.

7.    When registering for the camp you automatically have agreed to the terms above for our camp.