Celebrate Bram Frank’s Birthday

Grandmaster Bram Frank will turn another year wiser on July 19, 2020.  In celebration, 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 17th – 10:00p to 5:00p
  • Saturday, July 18th – 10:00a to 5:00p (BBQ Birthday Celebration)
  • Sunday, July 19th – 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: $350.00 ($275 before July 4th)

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

Daily Training – Cost: $150 per day ($125 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 – $100 full camp

Due to our COVID situation, if you are unable to attend, you may attend virtually. You will be granted access to a private Facebook group where you can watch the camp live, or come back and watch it later.

  • 3 Full Days of Virtual Training
  • Access to Private Facebook Group for the camp
  • Camp T-Shirt

Camp Registration

Camp Registration is now open… CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. 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.

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, you can add one to your online registration for a special birthday price.  This will guarantee you get one.

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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