May 12-15 2022

A systematic and creative approach to jiu jitsu


2022 annual team camp in Portland.
Jin, Aaron, Larry, Carsten and other Workshop head instructors bringing their teams coming together for four days of comprehensive instruction, and training, and hanging out.

Friends from other teams are welcome to come train with us.


Workshop training camps have become a quarterly opportunity for coaches and disparate teams to train together, compare curriculums and techniques, and continue to help each other develop our unique style of jiu jitsu.  Students frequently comment on the stark differences between coaches, particularly noticing that thought the problems we are solving are the same, as we all have different conceptual insights, we have very different motives and techniques for how we solve the problems. The contrast of how we all problem solve is one of the greatest takeaways from the camp.  This regular exposure to each other and the structured feedback at the camps is very much a catalyst for the future development of our games.


Portland’s premier jiu jitsu training facility, Renzo Gracie Academy PDX.
Located in Portland Oregon, this location offers food, drinks, and many more local attractions within walking distance of the gym.


the people behind the camp

Aaron Milam

Aaron Milam

3rd degree black belt Head Coach, Renzo Gracie Academy PDX / Workshop PDX

Aaron Milam began training under Carlson Gracie black belt Rey Diogo in 2000, under whom he earned his purple belt. Upon moving to New York in 2006, he began training under John Danaher and team Renzo Gracie. In February 2008 Aaron was awarded his black belt. Aaron also holds a black belt in Judo under.

During his years of training he has competed in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, and submission grappling, regionally and internationally.

Aaron holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in philosophy.

Jin Yung

Jin Yung

2nd degree black belt Head Coach – Workshop NYC

Jin began training at the Renzo Gracie Academy after moving to New York for university. He has competed at the national and international levels in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is a Black Belt under Renzo Gracie / John Danaher.

Jin has wrestled under the instruction of Hamid Kermanshah, NYAC wrestling coach and still practices with Mike Torriero, head coach of the Renzo Gracie Wrestling team. He has also spent time training Judo at the NYAC Dojo, studying with Teimoc Johnston Ono. Jin has also boxed since prior to moving to New York.

Additionally, Jin has coached and cornered fighters from the amateur to professional levels in MMA.

He holds a Bachelors degree in Business Management and a Masters degree in Education.

Larry Hope

Larry Hope

Head Coach – Workshop Honolulu

Larry Hope is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Aaron Milam and Jin Yung. After training in NYC for years and receiving a black belt, he relocated to Honolulu, HI. He is dedicated to opening the minds of BJJ players in Hawaii to the infinite potential ways of playing and fostering a deeper understanding of manipulating a resisting body.

As a teacher of bjj, he guides his students to focus more on concepts rather than techniques, and he encourages them to make aesthetic decisions when constructing their own game, so that each student’s game is an outgrowth of his own or her own personality. He believes, ideally, our jiu-jitsu is an outgrowth of our personalities – he tries to foster that relationship in his students.

Prior to his bjj career Larry played soccer, played basketball, studied law, studied psychiatry and studied philosophy – all of which are key to how his jiu-jitsu has grown. By design, he has never competed in a bjj tournament. His unique background and lack of tournament play has given him a distinct outlook on bjj and distinct movements within in his bjj. He specializes in half guard play, truck play, wrist control, kimuras and back takes.

Carsten Carlsen

Carsten Carlsen

Head Coach – Renzo Gracie Academy Des Moines / Workshop Des Moines

Training In Portland

the cool stuff you can do while you are here

  • 10 minutes from the Airport

  • Held at the beautiful Renzo Gracie Academy Portland

  • Gi and No-gi classes all day long

  • Multiple open mat sessions every day

  • All instructors available for private lessons upon appointment

  • Food and Bars for blocks in both directions from Gym

  • Pool available 5 minutes away at Dishman Community Center

  • Bike rentals available 1 block away

  • All belts and schools welcome

  • All instruction will be recorded and available on video library after camp

Latest Camp Photos

See some of the recent photos of recent camps

Get in touch

we would love to hear from you

Location and Directions

This year’s camp will be held in Portland Oregon.

Located in the historic Mississippi Ave. district at Renzo Gracie Academy Portland.

833 N Shaver St.
Portland Oregon 97227

Still have questions?

Contact us and we’ll be glad to answer the best we can. Just use the form to the right.

If you are current student of Workshop Jiu Jitsu student from New York, Portland, or Honolulu, or an affiliate,  please contact us via this form for a discount code.


MAY 12- MAY 15

Seminars will be offered in both gi and no gi, and organized by each instructor.

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Workshop Jiu Jitsu / RGA • PDX takes pride in building a friendly school to school relationships within the jiu jitsu community. Enrollment in Workshop seminars will be open to the public: all schools, all belts, at a variety of price points.

Team members in attendance will have access to all video footage in our Workshop technique library, an online recorded database of past seminars and instruction from all of our instructors. Select video footage may also be made available to the public via subscription.

Entire Camp Price $200.00

Camp price of $200.00 includes all regularly scheduled classes at RGA PDX as well as all special seminars.