Celebrate Bram Frank’s Birthday

Grandmaster Bram Frank will turn another year wiser on July 19, 2023.  In celebration of his 70th Birthday, Artisan Martial Arts is hosting GM Frank for what is now an annual Training Camp with a Birthday BBQ celebration on Saturday. We are offering a 5 Day Experience and the normal 3 Day Camp.

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.

  • Wednesday, July 19th – All Day – 5 Day Experience, Day 1
  • Thursday, July 20th – All Day – 5 Day Experience, Day 2
  • Friday, July 21st – 10:00p to 5:00p
  • Friday, July 21st – Special Naihanchi and the CRMIPT Session 7:00p to 9:00p
  • Saturday, July 22nd – 10:00a to 5:00p (BBQ Birthday Celebration)
  • Sunday, July 23rd – 10:00a to 4:00p

More information below…

Camp Location

The 2023 camp will be held at Artisan Martial Arts (formerly Handwerker Martial Arts), in Vancouver, Washington USA.

The frist 2 days of the 5 Day Experience will be held at remote locations. The main 3 day camp will be held, based on weather conditions, at the actual Artisan Martial Arts school, or where it has been held the last few years in Sensei Mish’s back yard, which has been refered to at the Artisan Martial Arts Annex.

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

Camp Cost & Registration

5 Day Experience – Cost: $1400 (SOLD OUT)

  • 5 Full Days of Training (including the 3 day camp)
  • Camp T-Shirts
  • Saturday Evening Birthday BBQ
  • Lunch Provided Each Day
  • Dinner Provided Day 1 & 2
  • Handmade Damascus Bowie Bolo & Bram Bowie
  • Matching training drones from TakKnife.com
  • Customized CRMIPT

Full Camp – Cost: $400 (PreRegister $325)

Daily Training – Cost: $150 per day (PreRegister $125)

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

Virtual Training – $250 full camp (PreRegister $200)

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

Camp Registration

Camp Registration is now open… REGISTER TODAY!

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 certify as a new instructor or test for the next instructor level, there will be an extra cost in addition to the cost of the camp.

How will virtual training work?

Each session will be streamed using Zoom. Each virtual attendee will need an account at BramFrankModularTraining.com and will be granted access to the camp information which will include a Meeting ID#, password and link to the meeting. After the camp is over, video of the virtual sessions will be available to those attendees.

We ask anyone who virtually attends with a partner, that both of you register.

If you are a school and want to Zoom the class for a large group of students, please contact Sensei Mish and we can work something out.

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.

Hotels past attendees have stayed in. All have free parking and free wi-fi.

Rodeway Inn
11504 NE 2nd Street
Vancouver, WA 98684
(Typical budget hotel, but clean and inexpensive)

Best Western
11506 NE 3rd Street
Vancouver, WA 98684

Days Inn
9107 NE Vancouver Mall Dr.
Vancouver, WA 98662
(Most Popular Option)

The Heathman Lodge
7801 NE Greenwood Dr.
Vancouver, WA 98662

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 students 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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