DEAR BJJ SUMMER WEEKERS!
We hope you are ready to enjoy a great sports experience. This info pack will give you some general info ahead of your arrival in Cagliari. We hope you are as excited as we are – we have been working hard on this year’s edition and we hope your stay in Cagliari will be un- forgettable!
So, pack your Gi and No Gi, sunscreen and flip flops, and join the fun!
The mission of a “BJJ Summer Week” is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every individual member has the opportunity to develop its own Jiu Jitsu, share common experience and create valuable links amongst athletes from all around the world.
Cagliari is the capital of the island of Sardinia, an autonomous region of Italy. It is rich of culture, tradition and history. Under the buildings of the modern city there is a continuous stratification attesting to human settlement over the course of some five thousand years.
The Sardinian name “Casteddu” literally means castle, it refers to the beautiful “Bastione Saint Remy”, which is close to our HEADQUARTER / INFO POINT
at Hostel Marina in the heart of “Marina” district.
You can learn more about our history in our guided tours through the city. Just ask us if you are interested in it.
BJJ SUMMER WEEK INFO PACK
if you completed the google form that we have sent you, we have all your arrival details and for sure no one will be missed!! In case you did not, because your email landed in junk or got lost in cyber space, here are all the
Make sure you have been added to our WhatsApp Group
to get daily updates and information during your stay with us. If not contact us via the red button below and we will add you.
FOR THOSE WHO ARRIVE BY PLANE TROUGH CAGLIARI ELMAS
We are trying to be at the airport upon your arrival to give you guidelines how to get to our Headquarters. You will recognize us by the Sign “BJJ SUMMER WEEK” and the Shirt we will be wearing, it will have the Logo “MEREJANI (the fox) that chokes the devil” on them. In case we are not there: Get off the Terminal on ground level and follow the signs for the train service. Any trains will lead you to Cagliari City for it is the final stop. You can get a ticket for the train at the entry to the station for 1,30€. Make sure you have some coins on you. You can pay with plastic, but some- times it does not work with foreign cards.
FOR THOSE WHO ARRIVE BY TRAIN TROUGH CAGLIARI RAILWAY STATION
When you reached the Station leave it towards
“Piazza Giacomo Matteotti” and follow the map below to our Headquarters.
For your Navi:
“Scalette S. Sepolcro, 2, 09124 Cagliari” or “Hostel Marina, Cagliari”.
FOR THOSE WHO ARRIVE BY CAR, MOTORCYCLE, BICYCLE, SURF, BOAT, SKATE, HORSE OR A DOLPHIN
… you have to park nearby the Hostel or tie your boat at the marina.
Make sure your animal of choice has a shady place and enough food and water.
Again, once you have arrived at the Hostel, after the registration, you will be sent directly to your own Hotel.
In case something goes wrong anyways here are all essential phone numbers:
When you arrive at the Airport or latest at the Hostel, our crew will ask you to sign the agreement on the mutual respect rules that apply to everyone attending the camp.
We ask everyone to “Behave on the mat, be smart, clean and look after each other and most important: white belt are not food”.
Furthermore, you will see our doctor for a minor Health check (and get your health certificate if you don’t have one already). Make sure you have your signed Papers and health certificate at hand or confirmation if you sent in digital.
Last task at hand: you will have to pay for any outstanding accommodation bookings or Gi (in case you haven’t sent us the full amount prior to camp) or other extras required.
When we are done, we will ask you to sign up to our Facebook group and download the APP: STRIVE. You will be joined to our WhatsApp group – this is easier for communication.
You will receive an amazing “BJJ Summer Week Badge” which is your “MULTIPASS” to get camp related discounts in clubs, food in the restaurants, etc.
REMEMBER TO BRING CASH WITH YOU.
We can’t take cards and we don’t have ATM in the Hostel. There are some around the city but be sure to have at least a little for the start.
The Municipality of Cagliari for the year 2021 with the resolution of the Council no. 45 of 20 April 2021 has provided for the following rates per type of accommodation facility and per person per single overnight stay that tourists must pay directly to the facility that hosts them.
In the case of consecutive nights, the tax is paid up to a maximum of 5 consecutive nights.
HOTEL 4 STARS AND MORE – 2 €
HOTEL 3 STAR AND NON-HOTEL – 1.5 €
Getting around in Cagliari is very easy.
The public transportation system (7-day-Ticket 15€) is very well developed and getting around is easy. Buses start at Via Roma (Line PF or Line PQ) down in the harbor and will bring you to the Sport Venue.
One single trip is valid for 90min and will cost around 1.30€ and you can use it to get to the city beach as well (maybe you need to buy 2 zone Tickets according to the beach you
are travelling to).
Tickets are available at the ARST or CTM stations, the ticket machines at the railway Station and the points of sale. Just ask us if you need any help.
You can also use the APP CTM BusFinder to buy your bus tickets after signing up.
For the BJJSUMMERWEEKERS the opportunity of preferential conditions for the PLAY CAR car sharing service.
According to Italian law, you need to have sports insurance to train here. It is part of the provided package and already paid by us. It will only cover things that will happen during the training, so FOR THOSE WHO DON’T COME FROM THE EU – KEEP IN MIND IT IS BETTER TO GET YOUR OWN TRAVEL INSURANCE.
COMMON LAW “RESPECT IS THE FIRST LAW”
Make sure you have your facial mask on you all the time for you need it to enter the bus, markets, stores, or even the hotel lobby.
Please KEEP YOUR DISTANCE (1,5 – 2m) even on the Stre- ets.
In Italy it is forbidden to use any kind of drugs from light to heavy.
We are not responsible for any personal belongings at the camp, so keep your personal belongings safe.
Drinking in the streets is prohibited. As well as carrying around open Alcohol after 22h, when not in front of a pub or club.
In hotels and public places, it is not nice to shout or make noise.
FINES for disobeying start from 500€, so better don’t risk it So just act nice and make your mama proud.
We are more than 700 and want to get along for a week and have a good time.
As we informed you during your booking process, in Italy it is obligatory to have a Medical certificate in order to practi- ce Sport. If you do not have one, you will not be entitled to train during the camp.
It must be a valid medical certificate that states that you are healthy and in a good physical shape to practice BJJ and don’t have any conflicting health problems. It has to be in English and has to be signed by a doctor.
For those who want to get a medical certificate in Cagliari it will cost 40 € and you can get it when you arrive.
It is important to book an appointment before you arrive in Cagliari, you can contact us (BjjMedicSummerweek@gmail.com) and we can inform the doctor ahead of the camp starting date. The Doctor will only be there on September 20th. So please make plans with us up ahead for our Sche- dule.
As you arrive you will sign a common agreement, that we ask you to follow, to make the camp as pleasant as possible. It will have an extra page where you state your health. Please always disinfect the surfaces you touched and stay in your hotel and call a doctor if you notice any signs of the Covid-19 disease such as
– A dry cough
– Loss of appetite
– Smell or taste
– Shortness of breath
– Mucus or phlegm
– Constant pain or pressure in your chest
Other symptoms may include:
– Sore throat
– Chills, sometimes with shaking
– Congestion or runny nose – Nausea or vomiting
Anyone who will not respect others in any way, be it staff or any other participants, will be Immediately removed from the camp. no refunds.
SUN & SUNSCREEN
GI & GIFT BAG
During the event check-in you will receive a gift bag with some presents for you (it is a surprise so we can’t tell you what’s inside). For those who reserved their Tatami Gi, you will have a number on the camp badge and you can collect your Gi with this number and a specific voucher on the first day at the venue.
For those who booked their meals with a specific option for dietary requirements: please remember to always bring the badge with you. Breakfast will be served in your own hotel and dinners will be served according to our agenda. Special diets will be respected, and a member of our crew will be lo- oking after your needs so please let us know if anything has to be changed.
It’s one of the funniest moments of the all BJJ SUMMER WEEK editions so far! Sharing your own culture is one of the best gifts you can give to others. Every participant will bring some country specific drinks and food and will share it with others. It can be a Liquor, beer, sweets, ham, or cheese, whatever you’d like to share with others.
There are a lot of us, we know; you don’t have to bring a box of wine (unless you really want to!) or tons of caviar but trust us it will be a very pleasant moment
Just know this much, people are very competitive to earn the “Crown of Global Village King/Queen” so give your Best to Impress.
MONEY AND TRANSACTION
In Cagliari there are a lot of ATMs and in 90% of clubs, pubs and shops they all accept debit/credit cards. For those who need to exchange money there are also some desks and banks in the area.
I know you are struggling for it! Around the center there are many public laundry services (check on google “lavanderia self service”).
We are also organizing a service but we will tell you details at your arrival. Bring at least 2 Gi and 2 sets of NO-GI with you.
MISCELLANEOUS AND SPORTSWEAR SHOP
In the venue there will be a small shop with all you need for BJJ practice so don’t worry if you forget to pack something! We can’t take cards there, so in case you want to buy some you will have to pay cash.
VIDEO AND PICTURE DURING THE CAMP
Of course you can take as many pictures as you like during the camp. Make sure to use our tags @bjjsummerweek_ (Instagram) and #bjjsummerweek or #bjjsummerweek2022 when uploading them. And if anyone understands TikTok, please explain it to us.
BUT REMEMBER that sometimes someone does not want to be on the social media sites or is on a SECRET TRIP his wife should not know about, so just try to be under- standing of their situation and be nice.
During seminars we will tell you if you can take video/pictu- res or the professor will let you know if he/she doesn’t want his/her seminar to be shot.
Notice that we will shoot and collect videos and pictures and share them with you after the camp upon request.
GUIDED CITY TOUR AND EXCURSIONS
We want to show you the beauty of our island and plan to take you on some Excursions. If you are interested in it, please write us an Email up ahead and register for the trip of interest.
Especially the trip on September 19th to MAMOIADA,
for this is NOT INCLUDED to your BJJ Summer Package this year and you will have to pay 50 € additional to your fee.
We will provide 2 guided City Tours in the morning (more info upon arrival, check the WhatsApp Chat) where you can learn about our city history. You will walk the streets with a tour guide, enjoy the local specialties and get amazed by a beautiful view over the city.
For any additional Info, not provided so far, do not hesitate to contact us! We hope you will love our camp as we love the fact that you are coming!