Celebrate Bram Frank’s Birthday

Grandmaster Bram Frank will turn another year wiser on July 19, 2024.  In celebration of his 71st Birthday, Artisan Martial Arts is hosting GM Frank for what is now an annual Birthday 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. At the 2024 camp we will be doing a deep dive study and training in the bolo.

  • Friday, July 19th – 10:00p to 5:00p
  • Saturday, July 20th – 10:00a to 5:00p (BBQ Birthday Celebration)
  • Sunday, July 21st – 10:00a to 4:00p

More information below…

Camp Location

The 2024 camp will be held at Artisan Martial Arts, in Vancouver, Washington USA.

Artisan Martial Arts
13503 SE Mill Plain Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98684

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

Camp Cost & Registration

PreRegistration Ends – July 5, 2024

Full Camp – Cost: $450 (PreRegister $350)

Daily Training – Cost: $175 per day (PreRegister $140)

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

Virtual Training – $200 full camp

  • After deep deliberation, it has been decided, there will not be a virtual camp offered this year.

Camp Registration

Camp Registration Now Open – CLICK HERE

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 don’t want to become an instructor, that’s okay. The base price for the camp is for everyone. For those who are attending as a new instructor or are testing to level up, there is 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.

Best Western
11506 NE 3rd Street
Vancouver, WA 98684
360.254.4000

Days Inn – Vancouver Mall (Popular Option)
9107 NE Vancouver Mall Dr.
Vancouver, WA 98662
360.253.5000

The Heathman Lodge
7801 NE Greenwood Dr.
Vancouver, WA 98662
360.254.3100

SpringHill Suites – Portland Vancouver (Popular Option)
1421 SE Tech Center Dr.
Vancouver, WA 98683
360.260.1000

Best Western Premier @ Fisher’s Landing
1500 SE 167th Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98683
360.891.1000

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.

Camp Registration

Below are three training options for Bram’s Birthday Training Camp 2024. This year our focus will be on the Presas Bolo. As always we are offering a three day camp with the option of leaving with an instructor certification in Bolo, the three day camp without certification, and the option of attending for only a day or two. Please choose your best option below.

If you are interested in attending all 3 days of the camp and earning a Bolo Instructor certification. – CLICK HERE


If you are interested in attending all 3 days of the camp for Bolo training only. CLICK HERE


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If you are interested in attending only 1 or 2 days of the camp. CLICK HERE