Jiu Jitsu for a Lifetime training camp, Folly Beach

2 - 6 October

Steve invites you to experience an amazing, informative week of Gracie Jiu Jitsu immersion.

This camp is open to all comers -- beginner and advanced will equally benefit.


9:00 Saturday 2 October through 13:00 noon Wednesday 6 October
Formal training commences 9:00 AM Saturday 2 October

Cost: $625 for 5-days training with Steve


  • 4-hours daily jiu jitsu and conditioning sessions in a relaxed atmosphere
  • Personal training strategies
  • Optional belt evaluation (Contact us for inquiries)

This is an incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in Gracie jiu jitsu under Steve's tutelage. This is a true intensive and Steve offers individual attention for each participant.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instruction takes place in the training room each day. There is also dedicated workout space and basic equipment on site -- in other words, everything needed for an illuminating week of essential, minimalist training and higher-thinking. Steve will present a comprehensive course of classical Gracie jiu jitsu, competition-style BJJ, mobility-conditioning, rehabilitation and prehabilitation protocols, and potent strength training each morning until noon.

9:00 - 13:00

Times are approximate and subject to slight adjustment with prior notice

Steve offers instruction in classic Gracie jiu jitsu, as well as competition-style; wrestling basics; takedowns; mobility; as well as strength and conditioning specific to martial arts; complemented with self-care and rational health habits to keep young men and women of all ages on the mat for a vibrant lifetime.

All classes are designed with the best interests of the students in mind.

You can expect personal attention and guidance to develop your best game -- whether you're a competitive or playful player, boy, girl, white belt or higher rank. Each session includes optional sparring under Steve's expert eye and supervision.

Steve will evaluate your technique and game and suggest best strategies to overcome weakness and vulnerability.

All levels of players are welcome. Enthusiasm is assumed.

Attend Individual Days

For those of you who are in the area but are unable to attend the full camp, Steve offers the opportunity to register for and attend individual days.

Training runs from 9:00 - 13:00 daily and, unless otherwise notified, will take place at:
Folly Beach SC private residence

Cost per each day of training is $130. Click here to select the days you want to attend


Camp Itinerary

You can register for individual days or the entire 5 day camp!

Mobility / Mobility Conditioning
Breathing and Ground Engagement Drills
Standing Self Defense
Ground Self Defense
Specific Strength Training for Jiu Jitsu

Soft Wrestling / Situational Rolling / "Keeping it playful" to stay on the mat for a lifetime


About the Instructor

Steve Maxwell, fitness educator and international nomad brings his decades of personal experience in Gracie jiu jitsu, athletics, and training to this excellent Jiu Jitsu For a Lifetime Camp.

Steve is a six-time Pan-American BJJ champion, a three-time International Master-Senior Champion. He was the first person certified to teach Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in the USA and is still considered by the Gracies as one of the finest teachers of their system.

As a fitness classicist, Steve lives what he preaches, traveling around the world leading seminars in strength and conditioning, movement fundamentals, Brazilian jiu jitsu, kettlebells, joint mobility, and corrective programs, inspiring people to take their health and fitness to the next level.

Besides his sharp wits, strength, and vitality, Steve is best known, perhaps, for his natural ability to connect with his students and clients, thereby bringing out their best effort and performance.



What's included in the price?

The price includes Steve's training sessions 9:00 Saturday 2 October through 13:00 Saturday 2 October.

Food and lodging, and transfers NOT included. Check on AirBnB.com or email Maxwell service desk for hotel suggestions.

Can I arrive late and still participate?

The best is to enroll for the full week and second best is to enroll for individual days as you please. Each day is a separate topic.

What will I have to bring?

Gi(s), fight trunks, rash guard, t-shirts, flip-flops, nitrile-grip gloves, minimalist training shoes... and your open mind.

Do I need a car?

Not at all.

What level of jiu jitsu are the people attending?

Steve supervises all training sessions. All levels, ages, genders, sizes are welcome. Steve has capable assistants to help students requiring extra attention and to provide challenges for the rambunctious. You should be in reasonable good health, polite, and earnest to improve your training experience.

Is it possible to be considered for belt promotion at the camp?

Yes, this is possible. Please inquire ahead of time with Maxwell service desk

Will this camp help prepare for a competition?

Absolutely. Classes are designed to meet the needs of those students attending. If you have a competition event coming up, you will be coached.

Will this be general technique camp or will a theme be present?

The theme of this camp is Jiu Jitsu for a Lifetime.

It is Steve's prerogative to change up topics depending upon his assessment of the group, and what is in the best interest of each individual present. Steve's breadth of experience includes classic Gracie street self-defense; competition-style technique; wrestling takedowns; joint mobility; strength & conditioning; recovery strategy; breathing efficiency, efficient nutrition; injury rehabilitation; prehab...and so on.

Please avail yourself of Steve's knowledge, experience, goodwill and generosity during your camp

Can I roll with higher belts?

Yes. Training sessions are matched in so that everyone's needs can be met. Steve is selective about who he personally rolls with -- please observe standard protocol and do not approach him to roll unless you outrank him.

How do I get to and from the airport?

If you would like help with planning your trip, contact email Maxwell service desk.

Is it safe in Folly Beach SC? I've read stories...

Participating in this this camp is perfectly safe -- in fact, safer than your regular life.

Will Steve offer gi or no-gi classes?

Both are offered but for acquiring best technique, Steve emphasizes gi training over no-gi.

Can I bring my friend?

Yes, of course, but each student present on the mat must be registered and paid for the entire camp.

What is the refund policy?

Booking fees are non-refundable although credit for future events and digital products is offered equal to fees paid.

What about conditioning sessions?

These will take place variously indoors and possibly outdoors at Steve's discretion.

What about the weather?

There is one caveat: anything can happen... so watch this space.




Training with Steve is a revelatory experience.

First and foremost it gives me great confidence to know that the systems shared are applicable both in the academy, and as a proven form of self defense. I appreciate the focus on fundamental techniques, and the effective way that Steve teaches them.

As a martial artist, it is also important that I am able to move freely. Steve's emphasis on physical development, and sustainability has resulted in an increased understanding of my own body. I am happy knowing that Steve's methods will allow for BJJ to be a part of my life for a long time yet.

Most importantly, this is done in a playful, and fun environment that is conducive to learning.

This is why I love training with Steve.

John Smallios
Jiu Jitsu Commune, Sydney NSW

Thanks again for all your help. No way I would have made weight or been in condition for this tournament without all your help. Thanks a lot :-)

--John Lavin
Owner/Head Coach, Lavin Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness

Steve is an extremely talented teacher, sharp as a tack, enthusiastic as hell and an expert, big authority in BJJ! 4 hours of training flies fast!

I took Stand Up and Ground Self Defense from Jiu-jitsu for Life training Camp and was truly impressed by amount of useful, practical and very applicable information that I got during the seminars.

Definitely recommend for everyone who wants to get more knowledge about BJJ, either you are absolute white belt or black one, either you do it for for self defense to protect yourself on the street, or you do it just to become better version of yourself than you were yesterday.

Don't miss opportunity to train with him, later on you ll be proud of the fact you ve been on the seminars with first American black belt awarded by Gracie family!

P.S. Steve, all the best! You are my great inspiration!

Best Regards,
Ilfir Yakupov


Steve's Jiu Jitsu for a Lifetime Series

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Steve's Jiu Jitsu for a Lifetime Video Suite costs $29.90

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For further question or assistance with travel arrangements, email the Maxwell Service Desk.

Register for this Event


Please select the days that you'd like to attend.

Register for the complete camp and pay $625 or select individual days for $130 each.

  • Saturday - Mobility / Mobility Conditioning
  • Sunday - Breathing and Ground Engagement Drills
  • Monday - Standing Self Defense
  • Tuesday - Ground Self Defense
  • Wednesday - Specific Strength Training for Jiu Jitsu
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Your registration is to be considered as a contract between you MaxwellSC.

After registration and payment of your camp fee, the camp fee is non-refundable. This means that no fees will be repaid even if for some reason you cannot attend the camp. If you would like to transfer your spot to someone else, please promptly send email notification.

If you change your address, email address or telephone number after your registration, please inform us, so that you will receive all updates on everything related to the camp.

In the event that Steve must cancel this event, all fees are promptly returned 100%.

MaxwellSC is not responsible for any injuries that may happen during the camp period.

MaxwellSC is not responsible for any personal belongings at the camp.

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