Celebrate Bram Frank’s Birthday

Grandmaster Bram Frank will turn another year wiser on July 19, 2021.  In celebration of his 68th Birthday, Handwerker Martial Arts is hosting GM Frank for what is now an annual Training Camp with a Birthday BBQ celebration on Saturday.

GM Frank is the founder and Director of CSSD/SC.  He is also a designer and holds patents on some of the most revolutionary knives made today. Learn Bram Frank’s revolutionary Modular System – a comprehensive method to master Blade Concepts and applications.

  • Friday, July 16th – 10:00p to 5:00p
  • Saturday, July 17th – 10:00a to 5:00p (BBQ Birthday Celebration)
  • Sunday, July 18th – 10:00a to 4:00p

More information below…

Camp Location

This year’s camp will be held at Handwerker Martial Arts, in Vancouver, Washington USA.

Anyone flying into the area, you will need to fly into Portland International Airport (PDX).

Camp Cost & Registration

Full Camp – Cost: $TBD ($TBD before July 4th)

  • 3 Full Days of Training
  • Camp T-Shirt
  • Saturday Evening Birthday BBQ
  • Lunch Provided Each Day

Daily Training – Cost: $TBD per day ($TBD before July 4th)

  • Friday Only –  (includes Lunch)
  • Saturday Only –  (includes Lunch)
  • Sunday Only – (includes Lunch)
  • Camp T-Shirt included
  • Discount if multiple days are chosen

Virtual Training – $TBD full camp

We had such a great virtual training experience, this is going to be a new staple as part of all future camps. If you are unable to attend, you may attend virtually through Zoom. You will be given an access code and password so you can attend live and ask questions, along with being able to interact with Bram. If you miss a section, you will be provided a way to watch it later.

  • 3 Full Days of Virtual Training (Via Zoom)
  • Access to video after the camp
  • Camp T-Shirt

Camp Registration

Camp Registration is now open… REGISTRATION OPEN SOON. You may pay via Credit Card or PayPal.

Instructors/School Owners – Bring 4 students, you get in FREE. More info under FAQs

For a Military or Law Enforcement discount use promo code MILITARY

FAQ – Quick Answers

Who can attend?

Anyone.  It doesn’t matter what style you study, what rank you are, whether you are a beginner or an expert, you will get something out of this training camp.

Is this an instructor camp?

Yes.  However, if you are wanting to be a new instructor, there will be an extra cost in addition to the cost of the camp. Additionally, if you are a current instructor, attending this camp will keep you certified, and give Grandmaster Frank an opportunity to evaluate you for level advancement.

What are you doing to keep students COVID safe?

If you are concerned about being exposed, there is a virtual training option.

All attendees will be temperature checked when they arrive each morning for training. Attendees are free to wear a mask, especially if you are unable to maintain a 6 foot distance from your partner. Masks will not be supplied. We will be sanitizing training equipment before each morning’s session and after lunch.

How will virtual training work?

Each session will be streamed using Zoom. Each virtual attendee will receive a session # and password. After the camp is over, video of the virtual sessions will be available to those attendees.

Do you have to attend the Camp to go to the Birthday BBQ?

Yes and No.  Only attendees can attend the BBQ even if you attend just one day or the entire camp.   However, you can bring someone with you to the BBQ if you are going to attend.

I am flying in, where do I fly into? Which hotel is the best to stay in?

You will be flying into Portland International Airport (PDX). Any hotel in the area would be suitable.  (local hotels will be listed here in the future)

Will there be knives for sale at the camp?

There will be limited quantities.  If you are seriously interested in getting a Bram Frank knife at the camp, contact Sensei Mish and he will have Bram bring one out for you.

As a school owner how may students do I need to bring to get in free?

Four. All that is needed is 4 of your student to attend. Preferably they should register online, but this can also be done at the door. Send me the names of your 4 students and I will send you a code for you to register for free.


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