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Amazing Kung Fu Experience

I came to Nam Yang straight from the US because I wanted to adapt to the culture and country before... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jenifer J
Excellent training and great family feel between trainees and instructors.

The accommodation is basic but clean and the surroundings are amazing at 06-00 each morning as you... read more

Reviewed 23 July 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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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116 Moo 5, Tambon Mae Na Toeng, Pai 58130, Thailand
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+66 82 298 8939
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I came to Nam Yang straight from the US because I wanted to adapt to the culture and country before I began my teaching career in Thailand. I wanted to learn valuable physical defense skills along with learning movement based routines for ym morning practice....More

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

Dear Jenifer, Sincere thanks for your very kind words. I am always glad to hear that we have been able to deliver the Kung Fu experience that we aim for. I think a lot of my team here and I know they dig deep to...More

Reviewed 23 July 2018

The accommodation is basic but clean and the surroundings are amazing at 06-00 each morning as you start your day. 12 hour days but with some breaks , hard training but worth the effort ,you will feel your body change,good food and also catered for...More

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Iain_Armstrong, Owner at Nam Yang Kung Fu Retreat Day Courses, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Sincere thanks for your complimentary review. We do try very hard to deliver the real kung fu experience and it is always good to hear that we have got it right. This is our way of life rather than just a business. We will be...More

Reviewed 20 June 2018 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 22 June 2018

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

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

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 3 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

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

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

Thank Michael B
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

Reviewed 15 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 17 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

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.

Reviewed 9 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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Danielle C
25 July 2018|
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Dear Danielle, Very many thanks for your mail. You will be most welcome at our Kung Fu retreat! Yes, we do have Day Course training sessions. Unifying the mind, body and spirit is at the core of our practice so we... More
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Dear Danielle, Very many thanks for your mail. You will be most welcome at our Kung Fu retreat! Yes, we do have Day Course training sessions. Unifying the mind, body and spirit is at the core of our practice so we... More
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Dear Sammi, Very many thanks for your message. You and your boyfriend will be most welcome at our Kung Fu Retreat! Yes, we do presently have availability for the dates which you have asked for. Unifying the mind, body... More
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