Train Like a Warrior: The Ultimate Martial Arts Retreats and Camps In 2024

Ever dreamed of becoming a warrior? Whether you're a seasoned martial artist or a white-belt beginner, there's a retreat or camp out there for you in 2024. With options across the globe, you can train with world-class instructors in a variety of martial arts, including kung fu, Muay Thai, and Qi Gong. You'll learn how to apply these skills in real-world situations, develop discipline, focus, and self-confidence, and improve your physical and mental health.

Of course, there are some tips to keep in mind when choosing a martial arts retreat or camp. You'll want to make sure that the camp is reputable and that the instructors are qualified. You'll also want to consider your own level of experience and what you're looking for in a retreat.

But if you're willing to put in the work, a martial arts retreat or camp can be an amazing experience. You'll learn new skills, meet new people, and challenge yourself in ways you never thought possible. So what are you waiting for? Start your journey to becoming a warrior today!

Self Defense, Qi Gong, and Mindfulness in Morocco

The one-week Self Defense, Qi Gong, and Mindfulness Retreat in Morocco is a great way to learn about these ancient practices in a stunning setting. The retreat will be led by experienced instructors who will teach you the basics of Shaolin kung fu, Qi Gong, and Xing Yi forms. You will also have the opportunity to explore the beautiful countryside of Morocco and spend your weekends soaking up the vibrancy and history of Marrakech or camel trekking through the desert.

The retreat will be held in a tranquil riad in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, providing the ideal location for small-group and one-on-one training sessions that balance mind and body exercises perfectly.

During the retreat, you will learn about the basics of self-defense, the principles of Qi Gong, and the practice of mindfulness. You will also have the opportunity to explore the beautiful North African countryside with like-minded new friends and to relax and have fun. Flexible departures.

Fighter Package in Thailand

With yoga onsite, state-of-the-art facilities and incredibly experienced teachers--this package, offers a unique combination of endurance training, specialized workshops and a lot of training with world champion Muay Thai and Western Boxing Champions.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced fighter, this training package is designed to help you develop physically and mentally. Join this week-long retreat or opt for longer sessions of up to 30 days. Departures and packages available throughout the year. 

 Muay Thai Experience In Thailand

Known as the "art of eight limbs," Muay Thai is a full-contact martial art that uses the fists, elbows, knees, and feet and has a heavy focus on full-body conditioning. The 10-Day Muay Thai Experience In Thailand takes you to Northern Thailand, to the city of Phitsanulok, and will allow you to train under the watchful eye of Jay, who was personally trained by the legendary Samart Payakaroon, who fought under the nickname of the Jade-Faced Tiger.

Samart Payakaroon, considered by many to be the greatest Muay Thai fighter of all time, has imparted his valuable experience and knowledge to Jay, who will help you improve your physical fitness, coordination, and mental discipline and help you become a better fighter.

On-site yoga sessions are also available, and delicious spice-infused Thai meals help you refuel between sessions. After ten intense days of training, you will feel an improvement in your cardiac capabilities as well as your overall strength and will have fallen in love with the Thai ‘sabai-sabai’ way of life.

There is also a seven-day option for those with limited time available, and a 14-day option for those looking for an even more immersive retreat. Flexible departures.

Fight Camp Experience and Kun Khmer Kickboxing Training in Siem Reap

Immerse yourself in the world of Kun Khmer, Cambodia's version of kickboxing, a martial art that boasts its own distinctive style and technique, closely resembling the globally renowned Muay Thai. Originating from the Khmer empire and refined over centuries, Kun Khmer was designed to empower warriors to combat armored adversaries even without traditional weapons. This ancient martial art has evolved into a modern ring sport, gaining international acclaim for its exceptional elbow strikes. Experience the essence of Kun Khmer with Boxing class during your visit to Siem Reap and Angkor Wat for an unforgettable and authentic martial arts encounter!

Don't miss this Kickboxing and Fight Camp Experience.

Dates: Flexible departures

Fight Training Camp With 2 BJJ Legends in Vancouver, Canada

The Fight Training Weekend will begin with Friday night training followed by a welcome dinner for all of our guests and athletes, who will be fresh off their ADCC Worlds matches the weekend prior! Train through the day on Saturday and Sunday, followed by a night on the town on Saturday and a beach party and farewell dinner on Sunday.

Book your hotel stay with us in a premium room at the 4-star Delta hotel mere blocks from the gym and the beach!

Dates: August 23 to August 25, 2024

Tai Chi Costa Rica Immersion

Immerse yourself in Tai Chi in a stunning location on the Costa Rican coast. The practice is beginner friendly and appropriate for all ages and levels of fitness. Focused exclusively on private one-on-one and small group retreats, these sessions guarantee you the highest quality of personalized Tai Chi instruction. These retreats are also great for those looking to manage chronic pain or get more balance and fitness in their lives.

And in your free time, you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Costa Rica, the rain forests and its many beautiful beaches. Enjoy good food and accommodations and leave with the tools you need to continue your practice at home.

Don't miss this Tai Chi Immersion Retreat.

Krav Maga Training Holiday in Tenerife

If you are looking to get fit and practice some Krav Maga, then this program is ideal for you. 

Krav Maga is a self-defense system, designed and used by the Israeli Military. It is made up of the most effective points of various fighting styles from all around the world. The concept is to teach people how to deal with violent attacks in a variety of circumstances and to do the maximum damage in the minimum time. These classes start with a 15-minute full body warm up given by our expert team of instructors, to create core strength and improved fitness levels. You do not have to be super fit to do this kind of training, but over time it will greatly improve your fitness levels. You will learn to deal with situations such as street attacks, grabs and strangles, various weapon attacks such as knives, bottles and sticks. You will also learn how to put this training into real life situations during sparring sessions and ground fighting scenarios. This training will give you increased confidence to deal with violent situations should they ever arise in your everyday life.

This Krav Maga Training Holiday is a carefully designed exercise program, set in the beautiful countryside of the stunning Canary Islands.  Tenerife has a fantastic climate year-round. The island has spectacular views and some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe. Flexible weekly departures.

Martial Arts and Surf Experience in Bali, Indonesia

This Martial Arts & Surf Package is perfect for students of all levels. Get access to group coaching to develop your martial arts skills. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is one of the most effective self-defense martial arts while Muay Thai is among the most lethal in striking. Develop your grappling and stand-up skills as well as scoring an awesome workout session!

This trip gives you a unique blend of surfing and martial arts. You'll be near one of Bali's best surf spots, staying just between the beach and Cangu–Bali rice fields. Take advantage of this unique getaway to hone your skills and relax in your down time. Flexible departures.

Kung Fu Basics + Peace Games Training in Orinda, California

Embark on a Personalized Martial Arts Journey with Grand Master Marilyn Cooper in this Kung Fu Training Camp. Enjoy expert instruction in Meditation, Qigong, Taijiquan, and Traditional Chinese Weapons.

Enjoy the flexibility of morning and afternoon training sessions, allowing you to practice in the serene afternoons or explore the wonders of the San Francisco Bay Area. From redwoods to beaches, Chinatown to wine country, experience the region's diverse attractions.

Engage in free hiking on safe, wide trails just across the street from Sifu's residence, providing an opportunity to connect with nature.

For those aspiring to learn the Tai Chi Peace Games, you are welcomed to join and potentially become a Peace Games Ambassador. The Peace Games have been taken to numerous international sites, promoting harmony and peace. No prior training is necessary for the Peace Games program, making it ideal for teachers seeking to cultivate a harmonious classroom environment.

Dates: Multiple Departures

Muay Thai, MMA and Fitness Camp in La Paz, Mexico

Situated in proximity to the internationally renowned resort destination of Los Cabos, San Pedro is a tranquil, secure, and rustic ranching town, approximately 20 kilometers from the center of La Paz and the Sea of Cortez in Baja California Sur. Depending on the season, this Muay Thai, MMA & Fitness Camp provides excellent opportunities for scuba diving, snorkeling, whale watching, hiking, kiteboarding, surfing, and desert trekking, all conveniently accessible within an hour or two from the camp.

All of the trainers are extensively qualified in their respective fields, boasting years of experience in various combat sports, athletics, and bodybuilding. The head coach is a seasoned MMA/BJJ fighter, a former bodybuilding champion, and a multiple-time Muay Thai champion, bringing a wealth of coaching experience at an elite world-class level.

And they are committed to working with you to ensure that you derive the maximum benefit from your training. So, whether you're seeking serious yet enjoyable and high-quality training in Mexico for fitness, weight loss, boxing, MMA, or Thai Boxing/Muay Thai, they've got you covered.

Wellness, Muay Thai & Western Boxing in Thailand 

This Muay Thai camp in Thailand has been designed to offer you all that you need to reset from the stresses of modern-day life. It’s medically proven that being surrounded by nature, eating a healthy nutritious diet, moving more and sleeping well are the magic ingredients for good health and wellbeing. Luckily at our camp, you get the perfect Detox Retreat in Thailand that you’ve been looking for.

You’ll start your program with a five-day “Raw Fest” (optional may not be suitable for all guests.) After five days your body will be ready to start enjoying their fresh Thai food packed with heaps of nutrition.

At this Wellness, Muay Thai & Western Boxing Detox Retreat in Thailand, you get to enjoy a wide variety of activities such as yoga and meditation classes available seven days a week, we offer Yin, Restorative, Hatha, and Vinyasa, as well as full moon yoga and meditations. There are stunning countryside hikes, swimming trips and of course our traditional Muay Thai and western boxing sessions and CrossFit. Flexible departures.

Kung Fu and Qi Gong in Pai, Thailand

Join Master Iain, two-time world kung fu champion, in the north of Thailand to start your journey along the path to become a true kung fu warrior. Located just outside the hillside town of Pai, a short distance from Chiang Mai, the Kung Fu Retreat has been running for ten years, and boasts excellent facilities, including training areas, gym, a meditation area, and a small farm.

The on-site rooms have inspiring mountain views from the front door and a shaded front terrace from which to enjoy the sweeping views and the fresh mountain air. Meals are prepared with ingredients fresh from the mountainside farm, and you can relax during downtime with one of many hikes through the Pai Valley.

The retreat uncovers the mysteries of Chinese ‘Nam Yang’ kung fu and teaches you the ways of Shaolin internal strength training. Packages are available to suit your time frame and skill level, including full-month training that will immerse you fully in the ancient arts of Kung Fu and Qi Gong. Flexible departures.

Shaolin Kung Fu Training Camp in China

The northern Chinese province of Hebei is home to five UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Great Wall of China, and is also the home of this immersive, month-long Shaolin Kung Fu Training Camp. Participants learn to improve their strength, flexibility, and coordination while learning essential self-defense techniques.

Aside from the ancient arts of Shaolin kung fu, you can also take part in cultural classes that cover a range of subjects, such as the theory of Buddhism, Chinese Mandarin language classes, traditional calligraphy, and therapeutic massage.

Training is available in several styles of kung fu from Shaolin Monks, and when training full-time for a whole month, you can expect to see the same progress as when practicing two hours per week for a whole year.

Our Final Thoughts...

Each of these superb martial arts retreats allows you to focus on your skills while being kept in check by experienced and knowledgeable trainers, free from the distractions of modern life. Whether you opt for a Greek odyssey or a Siamese sojourn, plump for the Moroccan mountains or the Catskills in New York, or choose the tutelage of Shaolin monks in northern China, you will leave your retreat feeling stronger, both mentally and physically.

If you would like to book your place or learn more about any of these memorable martial arts camps and retreats, feel free to drop us a line, and we’ll happily send over further information to help you plan your ultimate martial arts retreat. Or check out all of our martial arts retreats here. If you are interested in local events near you--be sure to check out your local martial arts association.


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