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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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Great experience,great variety

I was there for a week and had a great experience. The instructers are all dedicated in what they... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul R
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An Amazing Way to Learn Kung Fu

I was in Pai and wanted a new challenge. I had never done Kung Fu. When I saw the great reviews, I... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was there for a week and had a great experience. The instructers are all dedicated in what they do. A training day starts at 0600 and finally after a whole day you are ready for diner at 1800.It looks like a long day but...More

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Iain_Armstrong, Owner at Nam Yang Kung Fu Retreat Day Courses, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Paul, Sincere thanks for your review. I am very glad to hear that you had such a positive experience at our Kung Fu Retreat. I do very much apologise for not being present while you were here - emergency operation on impacted wisdom tooth,...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

I was in Pai and wanted a new challenge. I had never done Kung Fu. When I saw the great reviews, I decided to give it a go and signed up for two weeks. All the instructors and students were all so friendly and helpful,...More

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

Dear Dagart, Very many thanks for your review. We do care deeply about our art and our students and do our best to teach at the right level. It is nice to know that we are succeeding. Your assessment of our shared rooms is very...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Very grateful to have been there and to be able to see so much. Nam Yang Kung fu Camp is a great place to learn and improve Kung Fu and all of its aspects. Thanks to all the teachers to show and share so much...More

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Iain_Armstrong, Owner at Nam Yang Kung Fu Retreat Day Courses, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Dear Sifu Johannes, Sincere thanks for your very encouraging words. They mean a great deal coming from someone who is a kung fu teacher himself and is able to make a knowledgeable evaluation of our school. It was great to have you with us and...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 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

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Iain_Armstrong, Owner at Nam Yang Kung Fu Retreat Day Courses, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

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 4 April 2018 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

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Iain_Armstrong, Owner at Nam Yang Kung Fu Retreat Day Courses, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

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 4 March 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 7 March 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 16 February 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 18 February 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 11 February 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 13 February 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 10 February 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 1 February 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

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Iain_Armstrong, Owner at Nam Yang Kung Fu Retreat Day Courses, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 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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Daniel W
8 July 2018|
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Response from Iain_Armstrong | Property representative |
Dear Daniel, Very many thanks for your interest. You will be most welcome at our Kung Fu Retreat! We do presently have availability for different dates, length of stay, and room types. It would be useful to know the dates... More
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Flore Nicolas A
9 February 2018|
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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
9 December 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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