Welcome to the Nam Yang Mountain Retreat
International Martial Arts, Kung Fu, and Meditation Training Retreat in Pai, Thailand
Residential Kung Fu training, including meals, from less than $32 US per day
The Nam Yang Mountain Retreat is a residential martial arts and meditation training retreat located near the town of Pai in northern Thailand, where students of martial arts or people simply interested in learning about martial arts and meditation during their travels can come for any length of time and learn multiple of forms of Chinese Kung Fu for combat and self-defense, as well as Chi Kung and mediation for health, enlightenment and vitality. We have world famous Masters of Shaolin Kung Fu and Chi Kung (both hard and soft) who speak fluent English.
We proudly offer the following:
Beautiful Thailand Location
If you have ever been to Thailand before, you will know that there is nowhere like it! We love Thailand, which is why we are here. We offer a unique opportunity to pursue Chinese martial arts seriously whilst enjoying the fantastic Thai atmosphere in the area of Pai – set in the Mountains of Northern Thailand. All of our training areas have breathtaking mountain views which change constantly according to weather, season and time of day. They give an emotional charge which helps us train that bit better. If you are considering going to train in Asia, why not train somewhere nice?
Famous International Teachers
We endeavour to engage the best international kung fu masters. All of our teachers are long term members of Nam Yang and all teach the same arts – no confusion, no contradictions. Master Tan Soh Tin has 57 years of martial arts experience behind him and is the head of Nam Yang. Iain Armstrong has 28 years experience, is a two-time world champion and is head of Nam Yang UK. All teachers speak perfectly fluent English – Nam Yang is an international organisation and our teachers are used to dealing with people from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds, so our instructors always excited to take on new students.
First Class Arts
At Nam Yang, our arts are part of the direct Shaolin lineage as founded by the monk Tat Moh (Boddhidharma) approx 520AD. They are not modernised or simplified. They are some of the most effective still practised. We build mind, body, spirit and energy. We build confidence, self respect and self esteem. We know what sets our students apart is not the art they practice, but who they become during the process – we strive to give people an opportunity to grow as individuals.
We train in:
- Shaolin Tiger Crane Kung Fu (Eng Chun White Crane)
- Shuang Yang Pei Ho Rou Rouan Chien (Sun Frost White Crane Soft Art)
- Shaolin Weapons
- San Da (Chinese Boxing)
- Iron Shirt Chi Kung
- Vein Tendon Chi Kung
- Tong Ling (Clearing and Circulating) Chi Kung
Quality food is essential for martial artists in hard training. We have our own kitchen garden, herb garden and fruit trees. We hope soon to be fully self sufficient for rice, corn and eggs, largely self sufficient for vegetables and to produce some of our own fruit, fish and meat. What we don’t grow ourselves, we choose carefully. We prepare local style food but use selected medicinal herbs to improve its value. Our diet is calculated to best support our kung fu training and mediation vitality: we understand that we are what we eat!
Comfortable Living Quarters
At Nam Yang Mountain Retreat, we offer comfortable facilities with beds, shelf spaces, showers and bathrooms in every room. The retreat is also outfitted with widely available electricity and a wifi connection. Laundry service is also available for a small fee.
A Friendly Environment
At Nam Yang, we believe that providing a social environment is vital to fostering a positive training and meditation experience. There is always exposure to great new people, and many of our visitors come away forming relationships that they will hold on to for the rest of their lives.
Top Notch Training Facilities
Our covered training area is 13m by 13m and fully covered in good quality mats. It is roofed but has open sides so that a breeze flows through. This design means that it can be used throughout the day, even when hot.
Our open training area is 18m by 18m with stunning views and a concrete floor.
Our training circuit has many pieces of specialised training equipment constructed so as to blend with the natural environment.
A Great Town Nearby
We are a 5-10 minute ride / drive from the centre of town. Pai is a tourist town with very many amenities and a lot going on. There is every opportunity to hit the town and have some fun when you are not training.
Small Groups, Personalized Training & Choice of Courses
Group sizes are usually small. Martial Arts training is generally tailored to suit the individual, real Kung Fu is not something which can be mass produced. We will be happy to give you an estimate how many other people will be staying at the time when you want to book.
At Nam Yang, we run a wide variety of courses and residential options so as to best suit individual needs. We interview each student on arrival and further tailor their training to their individual requirements.
All of our training involves Chi Kung. Put in the simplest terms, this involves breathing in fresh chi energy. The north of Thailand is world famous for having some of the world’s best chi, which flows down from the Himalayan mountains, the roof of the world. We are located so as to make our chi kung as effective as possible by taking advantage of the best quality chi. It works – as you will very quickly find out when you come to train with us.
A Cheap Stay!
We offer residential training with meals from $32.00US per day: these prices are highly competitive by Thai standards and ridiculously cheap by western standards (consider the cost of food and accommodation in the west, never mind training), making the Nam Yang Mountain Retreat a truly unique place.