The story of my trip around the world to train, teach and compete in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and other grappling arts.


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Join Team Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Globetrotters!

BJJ Globetrotters offers an alternative to traditional affiliation within Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Membership is open for anyone (both individuals and gyms), and there are basically no requirements to join, other than to spread—and agree with—the message :)

The members doesn’t represent a specific person, academy, instructor or lineage. They are merely a community of people, who share a common set of values:

  • - We don’t pay each other any affiliation fees
  • - We wear any patches we like on our gis
  • - We are free to represent any (or no) team in competition
  • - We encourage training with anyone regardless of affiliation
  • - We are willing to promote anyone who deserves it—members or not
  • - We arrange camps, seminars and visit each other for training and fun
  • - We believe everyone is equal both on and off the mats
  • - We strive to enjoy life, people and the world through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

For more information, check out www.BJJglobetrotters.com

First reviews of “The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Globetrotter” book

It’s been nerve wrecking to release this book. Both because it has been a good two years of work to finish it, but also because it contains a lot of personal stuff, I have never told anyone before. In the blink of an eye, the whole world knows all of it, and it is both a strange and therapeutic feeling at the same time :)

The book is available at Amazon, Kindle and in the iBookstore. Click here for more information.


Amazing!
“Fantastic book! The message is simple, get out there and love life. Love people, and enjoy everything you do. Genuinely hilarious in parts, and equally deep and philosophical in others. I would recommend this book to anyone. It seems that for Christian, jiu jistu is about people, and nothing more. Belt colour and affiliation mean nothing to him, and in this community I believe that is something to be highly respected.”

The number one book I have read this year
“This book and the stories in it have been the best thing I have read this year. Christian has a great way of story telling which shows in his blog too. You don’t have to be a BJJ fan to appreciate this book and appeals to BJJ practitioners, travellers and anyone who wants a great read. Many things Christian mentions resonate with me which is why I love this book, get yours today and you will love it too!”

Fantastic Journey
“Picked this up last week after following Christian’s travels via his blog, and even though I already knew the basics of his story travelling and training across the world, it’s been highly enjoyable to read about it again in greater detail, both in terms of the journey itself, and in getting to know the writer better. If you enjoyed the Cauliflower Chronicals, then you should love this. In my opinion the story and writing far surpasses the Cauliflower Chronicals, making this a must for any BJJ or travel fans alike.”

Must buy for Jiu Jitsu lovers and travellers a like
“I have followed Christian’s journey through his online blog and a write up in a well known UK BJJ Magazine. So when I found out a book was being wrote I became particularly excited with anticipation for the release date of the book, monitoring updates daily via most social media. The book I ordered on 1st and amazingly it arrived this morning. I am already a chapter or 2 into the book and its engrossing, i have not wanted to put it down. I love jiu jitsu and just as importantly i love travel to so to link the two up in such an informative way is just brilliant. If there is one book you should consider buying this year this is it. Jiu Jitsu is an art that people all over the world can relate to and if you love it you know from deep within that its something to be respected and brings people to together with a common aim to improve and be the best.”

“Part travelogue, part autobiography; “The BJJ Globetrotter” describes two journeys: One is Christian Graugart’s journey travelling around the world, teaching and training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a variety of well-known and obscure locations, meeting and connecting with hundreds of people. The other is his journey as a martial artist and as a human being. From a prodigious child, to troubled adolescent, on to self-realized man and, finally, BJJ Globetrotter, the author gives us an insight into everything leading up to his decision to take his journey around the world. Both stories are told with a great deal of honesty and introspection, making this book much more than just a travel-book. It’s a story of personal growth through travel, of seizing the day and breaking out of the traditional patterns of society, in order to pursue one’s dreams. This book will inspire you to take a long, hard look at your life and ask yourself: “Am I living my life to the fullest?”"

The Globetrotter has feelings too!
“Very impressive book. Not only a story of a man training Jiu-Jitsu but a man discovering along the way who he is and the things that made him that way until now. Christian really strips away any ego and paints a very candid picture of himself is as a person all the while while enjoying an amazing round-the-world trip training the art he loves. If only all of us could be this honest with ourselves, the awesome Jiu-Jitsu experiences are only a bonus! Dont sleep on this one.”

I am jealous of the experiences in this book!
“Christian brings his experiences to life in so many ways in this book. Who hasn’t wanted to head out and travel the world doing what they love. Even if I am not able to do it on my own I gladly will share Christian’s experiences.”

“As a 56 year old BJJ competitor, avid surfer, and traveler, I totally enjoyed the BJJ Globetrotter. Christian’s experiences always left me with a smile on my face and a deeper connection to my BJJ brothers and sisters throughout the world. Christian really illustrates how BJJ has united people of all races and nationalities worldwide and how we share a common bond that few can understand. I especially enjoyed the last chapter and how Christian teaches us that everyone that shares the mats is another friend just waiting to be made.”

Excellent book
“Well written and well balanced between travel and BJJ stories. What a trip!
Do not hesitate to order it, it is worth reading even for non BJJ fans.”

Join our Surf and BJJ Beach Camp in February!

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Lots is going on at the Team Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Globetrotters and our first surf and BJJ beach camp has just been announced for February 2014.

Check out www.bjjglobetrotters.com/beachcamp for all the information you need!

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Summer training camp @ my place! :)

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We welcome everyone to come join our training camp in the beautiful Copenhagen summertime! Action packed camp, special guests, BJJ graduation ceremony and the 10th anniversary party of CSA.dk, all in one week!

I will be teaching several times a day and would love to see some of you book/blog readers on the mat for some rolls :)

Full camp price: €140
Meal plan (3x day): €100

Hostel in walking distance: www.copenhagenhostel.dk/uk

Or sleep in a tent at www.bellahoj-camping.dk :)

Full access to our CrossFit gym is included.

REGISTRATION & INFO: www.csa.dk/camp

One year in five minutes

If you wonder, what I have been up to, since I returned home from my trip around the world, here is the answer :)

Book about my around-the-world BJJ trip is finally released :)

After two years of planning, writing and editing, the book about my around-the-world Brazilian Jiu Jitsu adventure is now available as paperback and eBook.

Both the trip and the writing process was quite a ride for me and in case you decide to read the book, I hope you’ll enjoy what came out of it.

Thanks for your patience!!

Click here for more info on how to get your hands on it :)

-Christian

Open training camp in my gym, November 5-11 :)

For anyone interested, we are doing a training camp in my gym in Copenhagen, Denmark on November 5-11. Everyone is welcome, regardless of affiliation, team, nationality, gender or experience. I met so much hospitality out in the world on my round the world trip, so now it is time to pay some of it back :)

I think we have a pretty good line up with instructors and it will be one hell of an action packed week for everyone.

Check out www.csa.dk/camp for more information or sign up on the Facebook event.


You've seen the blog about the BJJ trip around the world... now read the book! :-)