Here are some common
FightCamp questions and answers:
Q: Where is FightCamp
A: The event takes
place at The Grange, in the countryside near Coventry -
see map here.
Q: What facilities does
the site have?
A: It is designed for
martial arts events and airsofting (like paintballing), so it
has a lot of open space with various game features (fake
buildings), areas appropriate for camping, a shower and toilet
block, on-site cafe and bar, on-site shop, training hall with
crash mats and car park.
Q: When will we get the
full information packs?
A: About 2 weeks
before the event.
Q: How much does it
Q: Do partners or other
non-participants have to pay if they want to come and camp or
A: Yes. Attendee
numbers are limited by the venue owners, so we have to charge
every attendee to be fair. This includes our friends!
Q: Is there a reduced
fee if I want to only come for 1 or 2 days?
A: No, for the same
reason as above. An attendee is an attendee as far as our bills
and maximum numbers are concerned.
Q: Is there an age
restriction to attending the event?
A: Attendees must be 18 and
over. By signing the registration form you are stating that you
are 18 or over.
Q: Do I have to camp?
A: Not at all.
You may stay in a hotel or guest house at your own expense.
You will still be welcome on site in the evenings, though gates
will be locked at around 11pm for security.
Q: I don't have a tent,
what should I do?
A: Buy one! They
are very cheap from places like Argos. You are welcome to sleep in a hedge, but
we would not recommend it.
Q: What happens if it
A: We carry on as best
we can. Most years we have been very lucky with the
weather and the sun is usually beating down on us, although 2009
and 2010 were unusually wet. We basically play it by
ear - if the weather gets too bad then we move under cover as
much as possible, or pause the schedule and move the time slots
around. Even when it rains a bit it is usually still warm
at this time of year, and there are hot showers on site.
Nevertheless, we of course recommend that you bring boots and an anorak or
poncho just in case! At least one class in any time slot
will be held in the training hall and there are other covered
Q: Are meals included
in the fee?
A: Food costs are not a
part of the booking cost. You are welcome to bring food
with you to the campsite, to visit one of the local shops or to
buy your meals from the onsite restaurant. The Grange provides
very tasty and good value meals, as well as snacks throughout
the day. You are also
allowed to bring your own alcoholic beverages onto the site,
though you may not consume them whilst classes are ongoing. The
Grange has a bar and will be serving drinks until late each
Q: What equipment do I
need for classes?
A: It depends what you
want to do. Bring as much equipment appropriate to the
classes you want to take part in as possible - see the
Instructors page. If you do not have enough equipment to
take part in a class you are still free to watch, and some
classes may have equipment to borrow.
Q: What do I do when I
A: Park your car in the
car park (if you drove) and come straight to the reception desk
in the house
to sign-in and get your wrist-band. You will be challenged
on site if you are not wearing an official wrist-band, so please
register before trying to pitch your tent or buy anything at
Q: Will there be
A: None is officially
provided, but we hope you will provide this! Feel free to bring
musical instruments or games - usually we have at least a
handful of people who bring guitars and other instruments.
Usually there is plenty of banter to be had and the occasional
drunken arm-wrestling competition. Silly costumes and hats are actively
encouraged and rewarded.
Q: If I missed the
closing date for registration will it still be possible to come?
A: No. If there
are special circumstances then email us.