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Surfing & Mixed Martial Arts Camps Algarve

In association with official team coach Colin Byrne of UFC Champ Conor McGregor Shinobi Academy of Mixed Martial Arts


Michel Bourez, Joel Tudor and Kelly Slater have trained in Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu.  Michel has commented on how training in Jiu-Jitsu has helped him stay calm and focussed in pressure situations during surf competition.


Whether you are a MMA beginner | expert or surf pro | beginner the idea behind our Surf Jitsu Camps is to get a group of us training together in both surfing & Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu and with this shared experience gain an insight into each discipline and yourself.


Check out the slideshow of Gunni Nelson surfing, John Kavanagh coaching BJJ and the view from the Shinobi Academy gym in Lagos. 

For further information on price, location and dates click below:

kelly Slater vs Parillo bjj

Surf jiu jitsu camps

Surf lessons and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu seminars and shared apartment accommodation beside Shinobi MMA Academy in sunny Lagos, Algarve, Portugal.


In the past the BJJ coaches have been:

  • Gunnar "Gunni" Nelson | (UFC fighter, black belt BJJ under Renzo Gracie)
  • John Kavanagh | Black belt BJJ, Irelands elite MMA coach to the notorious UFC fighter Connor McGregor and Gunni Nelson.
  • Colin Byrne | Ninjitsu 3rd Dan Black Belt under Brian McCarthy purple belt in BJJ, trained in Muay Thai & Silver medalist European Brazilian Jiujitsu Championships in Lisbon.  Official coach of UFC Champ Conor McGregor.

Surf coaches:

  • Justin West | Professional surf coach to two UK National Champions & physical trainer to two professional Portuguese surfers & boxing coach Shinobi MMA.
  • Miguel Mouzhino | Pro surfer, surf coach & previous Portuguese Champion.