Grappler's Retreat - Mendocino Coast, California
Grappler's Retreat is located on a remote stretch of Northern California's redwood coast. Our training camps are led by world-class instructors who have demonstrated tremendous ability and who have made unique contributions to the grappling arts. These camps provide an exceptional training experience and, more importantly, allow grapplers of different teams & affiliations to cross-train together under the same roof.
In addition, our home instructors teach classes scheduled throughout the week. Our local program is small but strong, and grapplers visiting the Mendocino coast are always welcome to join our training. Private lessons are available by appointment.
Russian Gulch, located only minutes away from our training facility.
Grappler's Retreat: Training Camp Location
Grappler's Retreat is located on a remote stretch of Northern California's redwood coast. This isolated area is best known for its awe-inspiring natural environment, namely its secluded rugged coastline and old-growth redwood forests.
The coastline here is truly wild, with no major highways connecting it to the masses of the cities. To get here, one must travel a distance through winding country roads.
Once the home of fur-trappers, loggers, and fishermen, the Mendocino coast is today sparsely populated with roughly a dozen historic villages scattered along the coast. Our training facility is located in Fort Bragg, the largest town on the Mendocino coast. We are approximately a 3-hour drive north of San Francisco. The closest commercial airport is in Santa Rosa (STS).
Visitors attending our grappling camps will train at our private Fort Bragg studio, which is only minutes away from some of the area's most incredible sites. In between training, participants will have the opportunity to explore the area independently, and to join us at the forested coastal headlands, where we host our post-training barbecues and bonfire gatherings.
Grapplers of all backgrounds, from beginners to world champions, have an opportunity to better appreciate and connect with their art while training in this amazing place.
An entire weekend could be split between training and simply relaxing at the forested seaside headlands. For the more restless, however, there is much exploring to be had: numerous hiking trails meander through forested canyons and along coastal bluffs. Tidepools, exposed at low tide, occur at the intertidal zone between the shore and the ocean, and are teeming with life. Over 200 species of birds, including hawks, owls, and ospreys, make their home on the Mendocino coast. We're sure you'll find yourself content here after a good training session!
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