Australian BJJ black belt, Lachlan Giles is widely considered to be one of the best coaches in the world with an exceptionally popular series of instructionals at BJJ Fanatics, his ground-breaking learning platform SubMeta, and a number of high profile students including Craig Jones.
Lachlan has also proven that he is an elite competitor in his own right, submitting three world class heavyweights (Kaynan Duarte, Patrick Gaudio and Mahamed Aly) all by heel hook en route to winning an ADCC Absolute Division Bronze Medal in 2019 - an impressive feat for a 77kg grappler.
Sunday, March 12 to Sunday, March 19, 2023 is your chance to learn from the one of the top coaches in the world as Lachlan will be hosting an intensive training camp focusing on open guard at Absolute MMA Thailand in Phuket, Thailand.
You'll enjoy 12 training sessions over 7 days with one of the best grapplers on the planet as well as:
- Delicious Thai welcome dinner
- Two 1-hour sports massages
- Camp rash guard
- Camp shorts
You'll also get to unwind and experience some of the best of Thailand off the mats with:
- Long boat island tour
- Visit to the famous Big Buddha and Wat Chalong temple
No-Gi Training Camp with Lachlan Giles!
ADCC Open Weight Bronze Medallist
Sunday, March 12 to Sunday, March 19 2023
Train in the tropical paradise of Phuket and learn from one of the best grapplers on the planet!
Absolute MMA Thailand is located in Rawai, near the famous Nai Harn beach. The facility itself is a classic Thai-style open air gym with fans blowing the tropical breeze through the gym while you train.
Our grappling area includes a full-sized MMA cage and dedicated grappling mats surrounded by cage walls.
Absolute MMA Thailand
Address: 81/49 Sai Yuan Road, Soi Samakee 2 , Moo 7, Rawai, Phuket
The focus for this camp will be open guard. The schedule will be as follows:
Sunday, March 12 - Arrivals and check in
Monday, March 13 - Training morning and afternoon, welcome dinner in the evening
Tuesday, March 14 - Training morning and afternoon, beach trip
Wednesday, March 15 - Training morning and afternoon
Thursday, March 16 - Optional tours in the morning and afternoon training.
Friday, March 17 - Training morning and afternoon
Saturday, March 18 - Training morning and afternoon
Sunday, March 19 - Final training, departures
Lachlan Giles is one the most highly regarded grappling coaches and competitors in the world.
At ADCC 2019 in the Absolute division, Lachlan as one of the lightest competitors (under 77kg) submitted 3 world class heavyweights (Kaynan Duarte, Patrick Gaudio and Mahamed Aly) all by heel hook.
At Kinektic Invitational 1, a five vs five grappling event, Lachlan single-handedly swept the entire team, submitting them all, 4 by heel hook and 1 armbar. He is the 2017 IBJJF No-Gi World Championship Bronze Medallist, 2014 Australian Jiu-Jitsu Grand Prix Champion, multiple time Pan Pacific and Victorian Jiu Jitsu Champion.
He has represented Australia three times at ADCC, the most prestigious submission grappling competition in the world, represented Australia three times at the World Pro Championships and competed at the Eddie Bravo Invitational where he submitted former ADCC Champion Rani Yahya. In 2014 he completed a clean sweep of the black belt division at Australia’s most prestigious competition, the Pan Pacific Championships, winning 4 gold medals.
He also works as a physiotherapist and in 2016 completed his PhD.
All training packages include 12 training sessions over 7 days plus:
• Delicious Thai welcome dinner
• Two 1-hour sports massages
• Camp rash guard
• Camp shorts
• Long boat island tour
• Visit to the famous Big Buddha and Wat Chalong temple
We partner with a number of different resorts for camps and photos below are provided by a some of our partners. Your accommodation may be different but of a similar standard.
Camp Only - No Accommodation - $1149 USD
Camp plus 7 nights Twin Share Room in Resort with Pool - $1299 USD
Camp plus 7 nights Private Room in Resort with Pool - $1449 USD
Camp plus 7 nights Villa Accommodation in Resort with Pool - $1549 USD
Cancellations more than 30 days from the start of the camp may be fully refunded minus $200USD for the non-refundable accommodation deposit. Cancellations within 30 days of the start of training camp are non-refundable.
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Can I get airport transfers?
We can organise airport transfers for you for $40 USD each way. We will get in touch to arrange transfers closer to the event.
Who will I be staying with in a Twin Share Room?
Twin share rooms are intended for friends that are travelling together. If you don't know anyone else attending the camp, we would advise booking a private room.
What should I pack?
In addition to your normal vacation clothing we recommend packing:
- 4 x shorts/spats and rashies
- Beach gear
- Runner/tennis shoes and flip flops
- Nicer outfit to go out in
Can I get my laundry done at the camp?
Leave it with us at reception and we’ll take care of it for a small fee.
Can I train Muay Thai too?
You’re in Thailand, why not take full advantage of it with private Muay Thai pad sessions with our experienced trainers outside of their class hours. You can book these sessions at reception.
Can I rent a scooter through the gym?
Scooters will be available to hire from the gym for $50 USD for the week. There’s no better way to enjoy Thailand in your free time!