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Turkish Jiu-Jitsu Camp

March 28, 2024 - March 31, 2024

Are you looking for a unique BJJ experience in a secluded and exotic location? Immerse Yourself in the Turkish BJJ Scene: Explore the Culture, History, and Premier Facilities at our Jiu-Jitsu Camp!

Join us at the Turkish BJJ Camp, a gathering of diverse teams and instructors from across Turkey, as all come together to share experiences and knowledge in a warm and inviting environment. Not only will you have the opportunity to engage with the Turkish BJJ scene, but the location and top-notch facilities provide a unique chance to immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of the Aegean region. With its historical significance and cultural wealth, the area also offers numerous excursion possibilities.

  • 3 Meals Per Day
  • 3 Nights in a Unique Location
  • More Than 4 Classes a Day
  • Open Mat
  • Access to Touristic Places and Beaches
  • Excursions and Trips
  • Yoga, Meditation sessions, Music Performances

Get ready to train in a BJJ temple, and taste local Turkish food and history.


Erdem Gencer

BJJ Black Belt

Born in Izmir in 1988, Erdem gencer developed a passion for various sports and martial arts disciplines, including athletics, basketball, kickboxing, and taekwondo, during his secondary education. In 2011, he encountered Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Corvos Istanbul, which sparked his interest. Upon returning to Izmir that same year, he established İZMİR BJJ & MMA, the city’s first BJJ & MMA team, which later evolved into NEST COMBATFITNESS. In 2012, he relocated to Italy and trained alongside BJJ Black Belt Federico Tisi and professional MMA fighter BJJ Black Belt Matteo Piran for a year. His remarkable achievement during this time was winning Izmir’s first BJJ medal, a bronze, in Turin. His dedication to BJJ led to his promotion to brown belt in 2017, and in 2018, he earned the Crossfit L-1 trainer certificate. The pinnacle of his journey came in 2021 when he achieved the prestigious rank of BJJ Black Belt. Presently, he remains actively engaged in professional competitions while also training both professional and amateur athletes.

Devran Umut Tuzla

Founder of Mellivora BJJ team

Devran Umut Tuzla began his journey in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu back in 2012 and took it a step further by becoming an instructor in 2016. He consistently engages in both national and international competitions within this discipline. Our instructor, Devran, expanded his expertise in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu through training experiences in Belarus and Turkey, where he collaborated with teams like Holy Family Gym in Belarus-Minsk and Corvos Combat in Turkey-Istanbul. In 2019, he established the Mellivora BJJ team and remains deeply involved with the team to this day.

Özdemir Kızılkan

BJJ Black Belt

Özdemir Kızılkan is a highly skilled Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt practitioner. He is part ofthe Inferno BJJ Academy.


Özgür Hanay

Co-Founder of Submission Only Jiu Jitsu

Özgür Hanay is a Turkish martial artist who has achieved success in various competitions and is affiliated with the Checkmat academy. His notable achievements include a silver medal at the ADCC Istanbul Open 2022 and a bronze medal at the ADCC Turkish International Open Championship in 2019.

Yiğit Hanay

BJJ Brown Belt

Yiğit Hanay is a highly skilled Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner hailing from Turkey. He holds the rank of brown belt in BJJ. He is recognized as one of the best competitors in Turkey, particularly in the realm of Submission Only tournaments. Yiğit Hanay’s accomplishments as a brown belt and his recognition as one of the best competitors in Turkey in the Submission Only format speak to his commitment to the sport and his continuous pursuit of excellence.



The village of Şirince is the perfect synthesis of Turkish-Greek culture. In the past it was a Greek Orthodox village, very close to the ancient city of Ephesus (today Selçuk town). The village is a wonderful place where you can see old fashioned houses made of stone, covered with red-tiled rooftops, between the narrow streets and colorful fruit orchards. The traditional bazaar is one of the places you must visit, try the local homemade wine and see the unique lace made by the local women. Another place you must visit is the Ancient City of Ephesus, only 15-20 mins from the camp facilities. The city is one of the biggest ancient Greek cities that stands today. It is famous because there you can find one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Temple of Artemis (completed around 550BC). Other monumental buildings you can see are the Library of Celsus, and a theatre capable of holding 25,000 spectators. The House of Virgin Merry ( where She spent her last days), Basilica of Saint John ( Bible writer), İsabey Mosque and Selçuk Castle (Medieval Period) are just 20 mins away from camp location. The nearest beach Pamucak is 30 Mins away from the facilitiesIzmirIzmir

The Venues

The camp will be helpd at the The STOA facility. It is situated in Selçuk Şirince Village and is a remarkable establishment that boasts a captivating blend of architectural design and a serene natural setting. With over 150 m2 of indoor and outdoor mat space, it offers a generous area for various activities. The structure itself is constructed using bricks, lending it a distinct character. The symbiotic relationship between the architecture and the environment fosters a sense of harmony and connection with the natural world.



Day 1 – 4 March 28 – 31
Daily 4 BJJ Sessions
Daily Open Mat
Daily Yoga and Strechimg Classes
Daily Music Performances
Daily Excurtions to Historical Places


  • 3 Nights
  • 3 Meals a day
  • Yoga
  • Family friendly
  • Parties
  • Excursions

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