Our Upcoming Camps

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Lake District Camp is Offering:

  • 2 days of intensive BJJ training in the Gi

  • A course designed to alter the way you train BJJ

  • Old school option of sleeping on the mat for free

  • The UK's largest mobile Sauna

  • Introduction to Yoga 

  • Peaceful natural surroundings of Kendal

  • Great food venues and restaurants


Enjoy the opportunity to train intensively for two entire days with 3rd degree Carlos Gracie Blackbelt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Ben Poppleton, whilst being immersed in the wonderful surroundings that Kendal has to offer. To make this experience available to as many as possible, we are running two winter weekend camps

14th-15th December 2019

11th-12th January 2020

Only £120

“Every time I learn from Ben Poppleton, I feel like I’m learning from a source of truly exceptional technique and that, through his skilful teaching, I’m plugging into profound knowledge of both BJJ and body mechanics. The last two-hour seminar of his I went to gave me a whole game that could be worked on and honed for years to come. Not only that, but he’s a funny guy with a lot of great war stories. Can’t recommend him and his camps, seminars and lessons highly enough.”
– Marcus Trower, Author of The Last Wrestlers


The camp is located in the beautiful market town of Kendal within the Lake District a UK National Park.  A popular holiday destination, it is famous for its lakes, forests and mountains, this spot is ideal for getting away from the busy 9-5 life and sneaking away for a weekend getaway. The training for the camp will be held in Phoenix Fitness, 1b Park Side Rd, Kendal LA9 7DU. Google Maps link here.  A stones throw away from the centre of town and the gym has it's own parking.

“Ben is my brother from another mother, this guy is the real deal, one of the very first foreigners to come to Brazil and experience the real bjj life, lived in my house for a bunch of years. If you are looking in to have a great class with details and awesome guidance he is the way to go.”
– Rafael ‘Gordinho’ Correa, BJJ Blackbelt World Champion 1998


With a recently increased mat space, the gym can accommodate more people than ever. Located on the first floor of the building it has full changing, toilet and shower facilities. On the floor below, there is a fully operational commercial gym. For the old school experience we have arranged an agreement to let camp attendees sleep on the mats for free to reduce accommodation costs for those on a budget. Bring a sleeping bag and pillow! We will also have a budget breakfast option available with Lakes BJJ Blackbelt , Sam Kaye cooking up a breakfast in house. What more could you ask for?

“King of the North”
-Mauricio Motta Gomes, 8th degree coral belt, Father of Roger Gracie 

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training

The head instructor for BJJ Camp Lake District is Ben Poppleton. During the camp Ben will be delivering two intensive studies a day all focusing on a developing a systematic approach to Jiu-Jitsu, rather than a random selection of techniques. You will then get the chance to apply the concepts you have learnt in organised sparring sessions.  Ben has a unique teaching style that caters to everyone from experienced blackbelts to beginners. Using humour and analogies he puts complex positions and techniques into a system which can be understood simply by everyone.  Ben is often heard stating he is "standing on the shoulders of giants." He has been fortunate to train with and study under some the best players in the game and is passing on over 25 years worth of knowledge within a few a training sessions. 

“The first and the best”
-Roberto ‘Gordo’ Correa Lima, Innovator of the Half guard position

Yoga Session

BJJ Camp Lake District will be offering an introduction to yoga class in our camp. The importance of yoga in training has become apparent in recent times to reduce the chance of injury. We would like to introduce this to people who have not had the chance to experience the effect of yoga on the body. Session to be run in the same location and facility as the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training. 

Regener8 Saunas

We're happy to be working with Regener8 Saunas for this years Winter BJJ Camp Lakes to keep you warm and toasty over the weekend. The UK's largest mobile sauna will be on wheels. Parked outside the gym and available for use between sessions, meaning you can take the benefits of sauna for recovery during the camp.

Book on the Camp

Only £120