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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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A unique insight into the training of the true original Tiger Crane art

As a westerner we live in a culture where everything is expected from you yesterday.The fast pace... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ATHOS10
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London, United Kingdom
Great experience in Nam Yang Kung Fu Retreat

I had the pleasure to live a cultural wonderful experience, with Lain Amstrong, as the Master and a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sergio R
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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

As a westerner we live in a culture where everything is expected from you yesterday.The fast pace and relentless expectations of a job leaves you with little time to stop and analyse yourself and your well being. When I decided to do something like this...More

Thank ATHOS10
Iain_Armstrong, Owner at Nam Yang Kung Fu Retreat Day Courses, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Athos, Sincere thanks for your thoughtful words. You sum up very well the essence of real kung fu. Indeed if you do not integrate it into your daily routine you have wasted your time! Kung fu is about real life. I wish you great...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the pleasure to live a cultural wonderful experience, with Lain Amstrong, as the Master and a helpful team of instructors. Quite interesting to get into the chinese culture of ancestral arts, for wellness , concentration, relaxation and deep feeling of been in a...More

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

Dear Sergio, Sincere thanks for your kind words. I am very glad that we were able to give you such a positive experience and hope that we will see you again in the future. Good luck with your travels Sergio, Iain.

Reviewed March 20, 2017

We were only able to join Nam Yang for 2 days, and it was 100% worth it. The classes were well-taught, we received personalized attention from all of the instructors, and learned an incredible amount in just two days. If you able to join for...More

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Iain_Armstrong, Owner at Nam Yang Kung Fu Retreat Day Courses, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2017

Dear Zander, Very many thanks for your review. I am very glad that e were able to give you such a positive experience. Thank you for coming and if you are able to return in the future I vey much hope to be able to...More

Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

We randomly decided to spend a few days at Nam Yang retreat, having had no previous martial arts experience. The classes were excellent, a nice mix of physical training, fighting and weapon techniques with some chi gong, stretching and meditation. The classes were suitable for...More

Thank Richard_Outhwaite
Iain_Armstrong, Owner at Nam Yang Kung Fu Retreat Day Courses, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2017

Dear Richard, Sincere thanks for your kindly worded review. I am really glad that you enjoyed your time here and felt that you benefited. You will both be very welcome back Richard, Iain.

Reviewed February 12, 2017

I had no martial arts experience and stayed at Nam Yang for 2 weeks in February 2017. I had a private room which was basic yet comfortable and the food was extremely nutritious, low fat and filling with a clear display of freshness and taste....More

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Iain_Armstrong, Owner at Nam Yang Kung Fu Retreat Day Courses, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2017

Dear Troy, Very many thanks for such a positive review. I am really glad that we were able to give you what you needed. I very much look forwards to having you back here with us Troy, Iain.

Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

I thought the retreat was fantastic. The instructors, staff and other students were all really nice people. Especially considering I had no previous martial arts experience. The instructors were very patient and and all had their own way of teaching. The setting and environment is...More

Thank Kyle O
Iain_Armstrong, Owner at Nam Yang Kung Fu Retreat Day Courses, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2017

Dear Kyle, Very many thanks for your review. Some incisive points you mention here. You will be very welcome back here Kyle, Iain.

Reviewed February 2, 2017

I initially planned to stay for 2 weeks with the option of extending to a month. After a week I knew I had to stay longer and cancelled my plans of travelling through south east asia and enrolled in the instructor training program that lasts...More

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Iain_Armstrong, Owner at Nam Yang Kung Fu Retreat Day Courses, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2017

Dear Elena, Very many thanks for your review. I am really glad that you like I school so much. Keep up the training Elena, Iain.

Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I spent almost a month at the retreat and we had an amazing experience. We arrived with zero knowledge of martial arts and were amazed how much we learned in less than a month. The school is very accommodating for beginners, and...More

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Iain_Armstrong, Owner at Nam Yang Kung Fu Retreat Day Courses, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2017

Dear Fernando, Sincere thanks for your review. We really enjoyed having you both here and I learned a lot from talking with you. Hope to see you both next year Fernando, Iain.

Reviewed January 23, 2017

I had planned to stay just two days and because I was enjoying it so much I ended up staying over two months which is probably the biggest testament I can give. This was absolutely the highlight of my travels. The location up in the...More

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Iain_Armstrong, Owner at Nam Yang Kung Fu Retreat Day Courses, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2017

Dear Emily, Very many thanks for your review. You have some really good advice here for anyone interested in coming to train with us. :) I am really glad that you found your time here so valuable and look forwards to seeing you here again...More

Reviewed January 7, 2017

I stayed two and a half weeks here at the Nam Yang Kung Fu retreat had a great time. Training is five times a week which is a mix between internal (Chi Gung) and external (Tiger/Crane Kung Fu) martial arts. You'll learn the basics and...More

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Naag R
Is this place open everyday ? I am planning to do a course on Saturday, will I be able to do so ?
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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Danny H
Hi I have been reviewing your courses for sometime now but hesitant about what course to do...I've had a few burdens in my life and would find this as a stepping stone to get my life in the right direction.....please what would be option
May 10, 2016|
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Response from Iain_Armstrong | Property representative |
Dear Danny. Very many thanks for your enquiry. You will be most welcome here at the Kung Fu Retreat. Many of the people who come here do so in order to clear their minds and strengthen their purpose. You should... More
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Susan D
Hi. Does anyone know whether this retreat is easy or hard to get find? Also, I am a female and very unfit. In fact, I am obese. Will you NOT recommend this retreat until I get more fit? Is this place safe for females? thanks
September 29, 2015|
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Response from Iain_Armstrong | Property representative |
Dear Susan, Very many thanks for your question. You will be most welcome at our Kung Fu Retreat! Getting to the Retreat is pretty straightforward. From Chiang Mai, you have the option between flying and taking a minibus or... More
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