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Nam Yang Kung Fu Retreat Day Courses

116 Moo 5, Tambon Mae Na Toeng, Pai 58130, Thailand
+66 82 298 8939
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Never Too Old to Dream Big!

Today I concluded my 6 weeks of Shaolin warrior training at Nam Yang Kung Fu Retreat in Pai... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gregory K
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Snohomish, Washington
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A holistic experience

I spent in total 4 weeks at the Kungfuretreat and can really recommend it! Master Ian is offering a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael B
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5 minutes from Pai, we are a Kung Fu training centre with first-class facilities, a peaceful jungle location and great mountain views. Learn Kung Fu, Chi Kung, self-defense and meditation from two-time World Champion Iain Armstrong and his team of friendly instructors. We also grow and serve fresh organic food and provide comfortable accommodation. Whether you're an experienced martial artist or a beginner, a stay with us will boost your confidence, fitness, mental clarity and general well-being. If you have ever dreamed of learning the ancient art of kung fu amongst remote, forested mountains in the wilds of Asia, this is your chance! What is your kung fu dream? What is stopping you?
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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116 Moo 5, Tambon Mae Na Toeng, Pai 58130, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today I concluded my 6 weeks of Shaolin warrior training at Nam Yang Kung Fu Retreat in Pai, Thailand. As I approached my 70th Birthday....coming up April 23.....I was searching for that special activity to mark this personal milestone in my life that would challenge...More

Thank Gregory K
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Iain_Armstrong, Owner at Nam Yang Kung Fu Retreat Day Courses, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Greg, Very many thanks for your insightful words! Indeed the barriers that hold us back are mostly in our heads and there is no reason why someone advancing in years should not enjoy kung fu! The team here are indeed great and I am...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I spent in total 4 weeks at the Kungfuretreat and can really recommend it! Master Ian is offering a complete and in my view a holistic training for body and mind. Besides the physical and fighting/weapon part I mostly liked the internal Kungfu part! It...More

Thank Michael B
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Iain_Armstrong, Owner at Nam Yang Kung Fu Retreat Day Courses, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Michael, Very many thanks for your kind words. I am really glad that you had such a good experience with us. We do try very hard to give each of our students the best that we can. The cook book / cooking course are...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

The retreat is located – not by chance – in an harmonious place that fills you with its peaceful glow and even a sea dependent, who grew up by the coast and can’t spend one week without longing for the sounds and smell of the...More

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Iain_Armstrong, Owner at Nam Yang Kung Fu Retreat Day Courses, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2018

Dear Natália, Sincere thanks for your very flattering words. Based on what you have written then we are, indeed, achieving what we intended. We do aspire to be a force for change and it gives us great satisfaction to hear how well we succeeded with...More

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Reviewed February 16, 2018

Master Iain and his instructors cater for all types of students at differing levels and grades of either internal or external kung fu. I am mid forties and fairly fit yet the retreat in Pai made me feel healthier and rejuvenated in such a small...More

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Iain_Armstrong, Owner at Nam Yang Kung Fu Retreat Day Courses, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2018

Dear Chris, Sincere thanks for your very flattering review. As you have very correctly identified we do put a very great deal of though and planning into our program and will continue to do so. We really desire to make this a true international center...More

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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

I have just finished a month training at the retreat. As a fairly unhealthy 41 year old, it wasnt easy but very rewarding. I undertook over 140 hrs of Chi Kung, Tiger Crane Combination art, Chinese philosophy, strategy, weapons, defense, Chinese boxing, Sum Chien form...More

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Iain_Armstrong, Owner at Nam Yang Kung Fu Retreat Day Courses, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2018

Very many thanks for your kind words. I am very glad that we were able to give you such a good experience. Yes, go for grade 2! It is worth it. Thanks again. Iain.

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Reviewed February 10, 2018

While they suggest staying for a week or more my boyfriend and I were only able to stay for 2 days. They welcomed us in even for this short stay and made us feel just as important as students who were there for months. The...More

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Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

A most satisfied student here....after learning 'Chi Gong' in UK by authentic Chinese masters I practiced this arts teachings for many years, benefiting in all it has to offer to prepare for Kungfu. What I quickly realised in Nam Yang is that I was doing...More

Thank Serksta
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Iain_Armstrong, Owner at Nam Yang Kung Fu Retreat Day Courses, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2018

Dear Serkan, Sincere thanks for your detailed and very complimentary review. You have clearly put a lot of thought into what you have written. It was very good to have you here with us and I enjoyed speaking with you. Every person who comes here...More

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Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

I well i absolutely loved the time i spent there great people awesome instructors very high quality training, had my doubts before i arrived but once i got there is was really great, and not just phisically couse i was really depressed last year since...More

Thank drjarlaxle00
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Iain_Armstrong, Owner at Nam Yang Kung Fu Retreat Day Courses, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2018

Dear Tamas, Sincere thanks for your review. It is very motivational for us to hear that we were able to make a real difference to you, even in such a short time. We do care about each of our students and do our best for...More

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Reviewed January 21, 2018

I spent 4 Weeks in Nam Yang. in this 4 Weeks i learned much more than i expected! I learned the first Form of the Sword, did a lot of conditioning and fitness Training, learned some more Self defence and most important: about the ideas...More

Thank Paul-Henry S
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Iain_Armstrong, Owner at Nam Yang Kung Fu Retreat Day Courses, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2018

Dear Paul - Henry, Very many thanks for your review. We do our very best to cater for all levels of experience. It is obviously more difficult to meet the needs of experienced martial artists who come here from a huge range of different backgrounds...More

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Reviewed January 21, 2018

I booked a 4 week stay and ended up extending it. Because almost everyone does. It's that good. At the end of my stay the effects of the training and lifestyle where undeniable. I'd suggest to anyone that coming for at least two weeks is...More

Thank Mos J
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Flore Nicolas A
February 9, 2018|
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Response from Iain_Armstrong | Property representative |
We run a children's class 9.00 - 9.50 am every Saturday which is suitable for children 6-12 years old. You will be welcome to try it. If you could let us know when you would like to come for the first time we would... More
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Kinley G
December 9, 2017|
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Response from Iain_Armstrong | Property representative |
Dear Kinley, Yes, we do teach a lot of the 'mind kung fu'. In fact this is one of the things that we specialise in. We teach both seated meditation and moving meditation. The emphasis is more on the moving meditation... More
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Naag R
March 11, 2017|
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Response from Iain_Armstrong | Property representative |
Dear Naag, Very many thanks for your mail. I am afraid that we do not train on Saturdays (or Wednesdays). You would be welcome to train with us on Sunday. If you have more questions, please message us. Kind wishes... More
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