Jiu Jitsu Training Camp 2024
May 9, 2024 11:07 PM   Subscribe

Jiu Jitsu Training Camp 2024
A Brazilian black belt friend of mine is organizing a BJJ camp for a week in Rio de Janeiro this fall and I've been helping him build a website for it. (I'm a brown belt and will be part of the camp, but not an instructor. Unless it's a how to make spaghetti carbonara lesson.) Would love to get feedback on what's there so far, as we're doing it in November and still have time to adjust things a bit. (Looking for feedback both on the website as well as the proposed experience.
Role: Web Design/Programming
posted by bashos_frog (5 comments total)

I’d love to do something like this someday. The site looks great and gives off trustworthy vibes.

It would be nice, though, to have a link to the gym where the workouts will be happening so that people can see the space and the mats. (I personally would be made more comfortable if it said how often they’re cleaned.)

For me, two workouts a day is plenty. But young hungry folks might be interested in knowing what else is available at the gym.

To me, it’s implied that the camp is for all levels, but it might help some people to have it spelled out that you don’t need to have a particular belt.

Minor nit: it said that there’s be a max of 10 students but the index page says 12.

The camp sounds like a lot of fun. Good luck!
posted by ignignokt at 7:01 AM on May 10

Oh, thanks for the QA - it's capped at 12, but we need a minimum of 10. I'll ask my friend about getting photos from the gym, too.
posted by bashos_frog at 9:53 AM on May 10

It looks nice. Maybe I'm tired but I didn't see information on refund policy or room logistics (I see 6 bedrooms and max 12 participants so I'm assuming max 2 people per room, but can you request specific roommates, is there consideration for gender, what's the bathroom situation, do you pay the same whether you have a roommate or not, are all the rooms equivalent, is there room for extra lodgers like significant others, are outside guests allowed, is anyone other than the participants staying there, can you arrange your own lodging for a discount, etc.) More photos wouldn't hurt (maybe a gallery?)

The location page implies the area is pretty walkable but walkability levels and public transportation access would be good to spell out.

On the contact page it's probably worth specifying which country the phone numbers are for.

I don't know if this is usually done or not, but somewhere (during sign up?) I'd hope for information on what participants can expect should there be health issues, injuries, or other insurance policy-type events. Also if any vaccinations are required to visit Brazil.

Looking for feedback both on the website as well as the proposed experience.

Depends on the target audience for this, but maybe include some social/cultural programming (at least a wrap-up dinner or something)?
posted by trig at 3:15 PM on May 13

Sorry, I missed the photo gallery up top. I'd still have a separate gallery for the accommodations with a lot more photos.
posted by trig at 3:24 PM on May 13

Thanks for the feedback, trig - we're working on implementing some of this - finalizing some event plans to put on the schedule, refund policy, and added a couple of pictures of the gym.
posted by bashos_frog at 10:26 PM on May 15

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