Sunriver Oregon Jiu Jitsu Retreat
September 22nd, 23rd, 24th 2017
Learn why Jiu Jitsu enthusiasts from across the country are flocking to the Sunriver Resort in beautiful Oregon this fall...
About the event...
World Class Instruction...
We've recruited three of the best instructors in the United States for a weekend of training at one of the most beautiful resorts in the country - Sunriver Resort near Bend, Oregon.
Roy Dean
- Third Degree Black Belt under Roy Harris
- First Degree Black Belt in Judo
- Founder and Creator of RoyDean.TV
"Trumpet" Dan Lukehart
- Black Belt under Beneil Dariush
- Owner of Brea Jiu Jitsu
- Creator of
Emily Kwok
- Black Belt under Ricardo Almedia
- Founder and Master Instructor at Princeton BJJ
- 2010 World No-Gi Champion
The Weekend At A Glance...

  •  Seminar and Q&A with world-renowned Jiu Jitsu Black Belt instructor, Aikido Black Belt and Judo Black Belt, Roy Dean.
  •  Seminar and Q&A with former Black Belt Gi and No-Gi World Champion and foremost small-person Jiu Jitsu expert, Emily Kwok.
  •  Seminar and Q&A with creator and cutting edge analyst of Jiu Jitsu, Dan "Trumpet Dan" Lukehart.
  •  Two private yoga sessions for seminar attendees and companions.
  •  Two nights at the Sunriver Resort in Lodge Village guestrooms in the same building as the seminars.
  •  FREE video recorded seminar sessions distributed to attendees after the event.
  •  FREE seminar photos distributed to attendees after the event.
  •  FREE meet-and-greet and drink on us to kick off the retreat.
  •  FREE $25 Spa voucher for every attendee AND companion staying at the Sunriver Resort.
  •  FREE event t-shirt for every seminar attendee.
  •  FREE gift bag for every seminar attendee.
  •  FREE wireless internet.
  •  20% discount on food in Lodge Outlets for attendees/companions staying at the Sunriver Resort.
  •  10% discount at the Woodlands and Meadows golf courses.
  •  10% discount on all Bike Barn rentals - 40+ miles of trails to ride. 
  •  10% discount on all Marina rentals - immediate proximity to the Deshutes River to explore.
  •  On site spa with fully offering a full menu of treatments and packages.
  •  Hot tubs, outdoor zero-entry pool and indoor lap pool.
  •  Nine food and beverage outlets.
  •  Four golf courses, including Crosswater, host of the 2017 PGA Professional Championship.
  •  Three indoor and four outdoor tennis courts.
  •  On site Sunriver Nature Center.
  •  On site Oregon Observatory.
  •  On site babysitting service. 
  •  Pet friendly resort.
  •  Over 1400 square feet of mat space.
  •  Limited attendance.   
  •  NO cramped training quarters.
  •  Jiu Jitsu companions for life.
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The Venue...
Experience Sunriver Resort - "The Start of Unforgettable" 
The Plan...
  • 4:00 PM - Adventure Begins: Check into your Lodge River Guest Room and unwind after your travels.
  • 5:00 PM - Grab A Beer On Us: Meet the gang and grab a beer on us at the Twisted River Tavern in the main lodge.
  • 6:00 PM - Relax: Have dinner, get some rest or relax around the hot tub and pool - the choice is yours!
  • 8:00 AM - Yoga: Start the day with a group-only private yoga session led by one of Sunriver Resort's own instructors.
  • 9:30 AM - Roy Dean: Let the jiu jitsu begin with one of the most experienced and measured black belts in the world.
  • 11:00 AM - Open Mat/Break for Afternoon: A perfect opportunity to book a massage, check out the bike trails or SUPs on site or eat a big lunch with family or new friends.  We've left plenty of time for just about anything.
  • 4:00 PM - Dan Lukehart: Learn from the founder of and one of the foremost minds in jiu jitsu analysis.
  • 5:30 PM - Open Mat/Break for the Day:  Make a reservation for dinner using one of our group discount codes, get some outdoor time in before the sun goes down, hit the hot tub or do all of the above!

  • 8:00 AM - Yoga: Start the day with a group-only private yoga session led by one of Sunriver Resort's own instructors.
  • 9:30 AM - Emily Kwok: Former World Champion Emily Kwok has dedicated her jiu jitsu career to enabling the smaller player.  Her world class instruction is on display this morning.
  • 11:00 AM - Open Mat/Break for Afternoon: Grab a bite to eat and try to fit in any activities you missed out on yesterday.
  • 1:30 PM - Q&A with Roy, Dan and Emily: Save up all of your questions about anything that wasn't covered in the instructor sections (or revisit something that was, they won't mind) for this once in a lifetime opportunity to pick the brains of three of jiu jitsu's sharpest minds.
  • 3:00 PM - Goodbyes: We'll wrap up the retreat and say our goodbyes.  We hope you are staying a little longer to enjoy the area and get to know your new friends.
The Perks...
  • World Class Instruction: Roy Dean, Dan Lukehart and Emily Kwok come together for the first time ever for an immersive and expansive three day retreat.  Each black belt instructor has a laundry list of accomplishments in jiu jitsu are some of the most highly regarded instructors in the art.
  • World Class Resort: By holding the retreat at the Sunriver Resort near Bend, OR, we've allowed for more than just an amazing series of seminars.  Sunriver Resort offers dozens of family friendly activities to allow for you to completely unplug when you are not on the mats, and for any traveling companions to fully immerse themselves in the outdoors while you're training and learning from some of the best instructors in the world.  We've planned and priced this event to be INCLUSIVE of everyone you love that might not love jiu jitsu as much as you do ( even if they don't love jiu jitsu).
  • Three Separate Jiu Jitsu Sections: Roy, Dan and Emily will each lead their own unique seminar portion geared to make you a better jiu jitsu practitioner when you leave the retreat.  All three instructors have a special way of teaching and framing jiu jitsu, and they are undoubtedly united in their aim to make jiu jitsu accessible to all types of jiu jitsu players.  Additionally, the trip will be hosting a one-of-a-kind Question and Answer session to cap off the weekend.  ALL types of questions are welcomed and encouraged, even if they don't pertain to the content covered earlier in the weekend.
  • Two Private Yoga Sessions: In order to keep your body in good working order over the weekend, we've arranged for private yoga instruction aimed at keeping everyone in their top physical condition.  Recovery is a key element to anyone's training.  Sessions are completely optional to you, and are offered as a complimentary part of every package booked.
  • Exclusive Video Recordings: All three seminars and the Q&A will be video recorded and available to you for FREE after the retreat.  We really, really want you to be immersed in the instruction and not worried about taking notes or video during the event, so we've got it all covered.
  • Professional Photography: Don't worry about trying to snap photos during the retreat, either.  We'll take care of the heavy lifting and, again, the photos are available for FREE to you after the retreat.
  • Guaranteed Group Rates:  We'd love for you to stay on site at the Sunriver Resort and have made it most advantageous to do so.  The generous room rate that we've been offered by the resort extends to you for ten days before and after the retreat.  Make it a true family vacation and we'll be happy to arrange the details.

The Sunriver Resort...
  • Lodging: Distinguished yet casual, offering the utmost in comfort, the Lodge Village guestrooms and suites provide the finest in Northwest style and quality. These Bend, Oregon lodging options are located within walking distance to the Sunriver Lodge, Great Hall Conference Center, and Lodge Village outdoor pool and hot tubs. Some of Sunriver's lodging accommodations are pet friendly.
  • Dining: Sunriver Resort offers a variety of Bend, Oregon dining options for every occasion. Executive Chef Travis has brought a keen eye for fresh, seasonal ingredients along with an imaginative palette to create extraordinary culinary moments. Featuring a wide array of cuisine and ambiance, all restaurants have three things in common - great service, delicious dishes and spectacular views.
  • The Cove: Make a splash at The Cove at Sunriver Resort! The Cove features a giant zero-entry Sunriver pool and hot tub, private cabanas, a waterslide, nature walk and discovery area, lakeside trails and a spacious deck and lawn. The Cove blends outdoor recreation with a mix of comfort and family fun. Additionally, The Spotted Frog serves poolside beverages and fare. The restaurant’s name is a nod to the endangered Oregon Spotted Frog, who will have a protected habitat at The Cove’s nature discovery area.
  • Sage Springs Club and Spa: Sage Springs Club & Spa encapsulates the spirit of this high desert region with it's warm ambiance, signature services and indigenous products. Welcome to a private escape dedicated to your health, fitness and complete well-being. We are proud to offer many services and products that are organic, locally grown, and hand-crafted such as lavender from Cascaded Lavender Farms and indigenous Stonecrop products. Enjoy your journey.
    Canoes, kayaks, stand up paddle boards and float tubes await at the Marina where you can explore the Deschutes River to your heart's content.
  • Bike Barn: Biking in Sunriver is unquestionably the most popular outdoor activity in the area. Ride alongside the Deschutes River or among the pine trees on over 40 miles of paved bike paths. Or venture out into the Forest and experience some of the best mountain biking in the country.
  • Stables: Enjoy the natural beauty of Sunriver and Central Oregon on horseback. Sunriver Stables is the perfect place to saddle up for adventure. Guided trail rides are available for guests of all experience levels, as well as pony rides for the little buckaroos ages 2-6. Horseback riding lessons are also available for those who want to learn the basics of grooming and saddling, or who just want to polish up their riding skills!
  • Golf: Featuring Oregon's finest golf, Sunriver Resort is a golfer's paradise and an ideal choice for a golf vacation. Each of the four golf courses was designed by an acclaimed architect. Crosswater, a recipient of a host of national golf awards, was designed by Bob Cupp. Meadows, one of Oregon's most unique golf courses, was designed by John Fought. Robert Trent Jones Jr. was the mastermind behind The Woodlands, regarded by many as Oregon's finest championship golf course. Caldera Links, another Bob Cupp design, is a family-friendly nine-hole course that makes the game of golf approachable for all skill levels. Graced with carefully preserved wetlands, forested meadows, and sparkling waters, Sunriver Resort offers 63 holes of the best golf in the West. With their aesthetic grace, holes bordering the meandering Sunriver, and dramatic use of directional and fore bunkers, these courses serve up ample challenges for golfers of all skill levels. 
  • Tennis: Our USPTA certified tennis professional will give you the tools needed to play to your fullest potential. Take advantage of our 3 indoor tennis courts and state of the art conditioning center. Or, play under the sun on our four outdoor courts. Stay afterward to soak in a hydrotherapy spa or use the steam room. Our tennis staff has only one goal in mind, to improve your game!
  • Nature Center: Visitors can learn about native plants and live animal species through year-round educational programs and interpretive exhibits. Strolls along the nature trail and botanical garden are also popular things to do in Sunriver, Oregon.
  • Oregon Observatory: Enjoy an evening of wonder and exploration under starry Central Oregon skies at the Sunriver Observatory. Staff and volunteers provide a relaxed and fun atmosphere for observing the moon, stars, planets, nebulae, and galaxies - including our own Milky Way galaxy. Stargazing, educational presentations and daytime solar viewing are available for the entire family.

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About Roy Dean...
Roy Dean is an expert in the art of Jiu Jitsu.
His physical education is extensive, holding first degree black belts in Kodokan Judo and Aikikai Aikido, as well as third degree black belts in Japanese and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Ten years ago, Dean launched a progressive Jiu Jitsu academy like no other, and captured the process of leading students up the mountain to black belt in a series of instructionals known as "The Collection", scored by: "Sound of the Way: Music for Martial Arts."
He has written about this journey in 2 books,"The Martial Apprentice" and "Becoming the Black Belt."
"Coachella" is his latest exploration. It's an unscripted, spontaneous Jiu Jitsu series showcasing the synthesis of wrestling, Jiu Jitsu, and Judo at CVBJJ.
About Emily Kwok...

Why did you start BJJ?
I had wanted to box, but after doing it for 1-2 months I discovered I was terrible at it and kept getting injured! I still wanted an alternative to working out at the gym ‘lifting weights and doing cardio’, so my best friend Roy Duquette turned me on to ‘Groundwrestling’. I started with Sambo, then moved onto BJJ shortly after.

How long ago?
I started BJJ in 2001.

What are the 3 most important things BJJ has taught you?
This question is too profound. I am having a hard time thinking about my best answers!

   - Nothing worthwhile in life is ever easy.
   - Never underestimate who you are working with, you can learn something from everyone.
   - If there is too much resistance felt going after something, there’s a good chance there is a better way to do it.
    One more: You are how you train.

What do you enjoy about teaching?
I think I most enjoy seeing other people succeed. Most people don’t start BJJ thinking they will automatically be good. I certainly didn’t. There can be a lot of trepidation over how their training will go. Being able to teach a student movements that are completely foreign to their body, to teach them to trust themselves and how to develop trust with a partner is really something special!

What is your outside profession?
Believe it or not, I do have other jobs! I work in consulting outside of owning/operating PBJJ. I work with a very select team in the field of Peak Performance. It’s fascinating work, and much of what I come across or learn can be applied to how I choose to teach our classes or cultivate our culture at the school. I feel very fortunate to enjoy my work so much.

Additionally, I operate another small BJJ business called Groundswell Grappling Concepts with 2 other well-known BJJ figures. We started out marketing primarily to women, but now offer co-ed services! We consult and lead single/multi-day BJJ camps around the country. Our services are careful to integrate a student’s technical training and personal development. These 2 things really go hand in hand when you commit to training long term, but we often neglect or don’t acknowledge the latter. Over the years we feel we’ve had the privilege of meeting so many awesome individuals and communities self-actualizing through BJJ!

Oh, and I’m a full-time mother of 2…that by far is the most exhausting job! I have to be on call all the time, and I don’t get paid overtime. Who would’ve thought?

Goals for the future?
Somewhere down the tunnel of time, I would like to get back to dedicating more time for myself. Before professional ventures and family came along, my life was all about me. lol. I don’t think I really knew how much time I was allowed to spend developing myself, but now, I am painfully reminded of how much time I don’t have. As a business owner, mother, teacher, consultant – a lot of people rely on me or come to me with their needs. I try to share and guide with what I know. I rarely get the chance to be a student these days, to be a receiver and to explore with no expectation or obligation. I’d like to carve out a few hours each week just for myself so I can continue to learn whatever strikes my curiosity. Being a student in life is important.

Finish this sentence: If I knew then what I know now about BJJ, I would …
…have treated myself a little better and had better self-esteem. Both physically and mentally, I pushed myself through moments that have left me a little scarred. There are some old chronic injuries that can compromise my quality of life day to day that probably could have been avoided if I was kinder to myself. There are also some people who I encountered along the way that taught me some terrible lessons in life who I wished I had stood up to earlier. You must teach people how to treat you. Ultimately I imagine I wouldn’t be who I am without these incidences, but some of them were very hard on me. Either way, these lessons have help me formulate my ideas about what sort of environment I’d like to maintain at PBJJ.

If you could meet anyone in the world/history, who would it be and what would you ask them?
Ugh, I literally have a good answer for this every week, but it changes. Hm. I suppose I’d have to ask myself if there has been a continuous influence in my life. Prior to moving to the East Coast in 1999 (first time), I had read Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist. It had a heavy effect on me at the time, and I attribute that book to helping me choose how I live my life today. I’ve gifted it to more people than I can remember, and I always keep a copy of it around.

What is your favorite candy/bar and why?
Canadian Kit Kats. They are superior. Made by Nestle (not Hershey’s), much creamier, and not so sickeningly sweet!

About Dan Lukehart...
Dan “Trumpet Dan” Lukehart is the owner and head instructor at Brea Jiu-Jitsu. Dan has been training Jiu-Jitsu since January of 2006 and is a black belt under Beneil Dariush. His passion for teaching and command of the English language makes communicating techniques and concepts a smoother process. He has a very active teaching style and constantly provides individual feedback for each student. Dan merges a technical and analytical approach combined with tough training to produce students who excel. Dan is constantly pushing the boundaries of the status quo to incorporate new teaching methodologies into each class.

Dan is a competitor in the IBJJF featherweight division. When physically able, he trains regularly with all of his students and makes a point to roll with visiting Jiu-Jitsu practitioners. His lead by example approach includes not only a grueling training regimen, but in healthy and balanced lifestyle choices.

In addition to his contributions on the mat, Dan has been heard as the play-by-play commentator for the IBJJF Gi World Championships, World Jiu-Jitsu Expo, IBJJF No Gi World Championships and other high profile events. In 2014, he partnered with BudoVideos to produce a successful instructional on the closed guard. In 2015 he launched, an innovative website incorporating the latest learning theories, from which to learn Jiu-Jitsu online.

Dan’s greatest accomplishments are that of his students. Those that have studied under him have walked the podium in IBJJF pans and worlds competition, produced medalists at kids world championships, and has served as Jiu-Jitsu coach for up and coming MMA fighters.

Dan has a rich background with the city of Brea having grown up in Country Hills Estates and attended Olinda Elementary, Brea Jr. High and Brea High School.  He has worked developing, teaching and supervising after school band and enrichment programs under Creative Brain Learning and served as Brea Olinda Unified School District’s elementary school band director.

“Opening Brea Jiu-Jitsu has allowed me to combine a number of passions under one banner. Each time my alarm goes off at 5:15AM to begin the mornings training, I can truly say that I feel genuine excitement to start my day. It has taken over a decade of work to position myself in a place where there is no difference between work and play. I genuinely hope that my enthusiasm for this wonderful martial art is infectious.  My goal is not only to provide the highest level of instruction in competitive Jiu-Jitsu, but to use the art as a vehicle of change in the student’s life. ”
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