Top 10 Affordable Martial Arts Training Camps Located All Over the Globe [Updated]
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Looking to begin your very own martial arts journey? Or are you seeking for a way to improve your martial arts skills and techniques? Whether you’re a beginner or a professional martial artist, a training camp may just be what you should be signing up for!
In recent years, more and more people have become interested in martial arts training camps because they crave for more authentic training than their local gym or training center has to offer. They seek certified instructors that are not only able to teach them an arsenal of martial arts moves – but also to teach them a genuine martial arts practice. Often times, these martial arts enthusiasts are more than willing to travel a far distance to find what they’re looking for (e.g: China for Kung Fu, Thailand for Muay Thai etc.).
That said, traveling abroad for martial arts training can certainly put a major dent in your bank account. Lucky for you, on this post, the team at BookMartialArts.com is sharing a list of some of the most budget-friendly martial arts training camps available on our site. Starting at a mere US$ 11 per day, you simply can’t miss out!
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Dream of becoming a Chinese martial arts master someday? This 61 days & 60 nights long training camp package may just be the right fit for you. Tianmeng Shaolin KungFu Academy is renowned for its reputation for having some of the best martial arts teachers in China. The great news is that they welcome students of all levels seeking all types of Kung Fu. From Shaolin Kung Fu and Tai Chi to Wing Chun and Baji, you’ll be sure to find a great teacher to learn from.
Located in the beautiful mountains of Shandong, Tianmeng Academy is also famous for its unique training in Meihua poles, a formerly highly guarded Kung Fu secret. If you are seeking to learn authentic Kung Fu, this is truly the place to be!
Accommodation: Private (single) room with shared bathroom.
Total Price: US$ 1337 OR US$ 22.2*/day
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Thanks to the rising popularity of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), there’s been a surge of demand for Muay Thai training too! This national combat sport of Thailand is a favorite amongst MMA fighters and martial arts enthusiasts alike. If you too are interested in jumping on the Muay Thai bandwagon, Por Silaphaigym is offering a 1-month long training camp that is best suited for beginners.
Whether you’re looking to pursue Muay Thai or just use it as a way to become physically fit, you will learn all the basics needed to reach your goals. If you are looking to advance in Muay Thai, under the guidance of professional instructors, it also offers its students the chance to get real fighting experience at their local Thai boxing arena. Starting at US$ 11/ day, it is definitely a wallet-friendly training program!
Accommodation: 4 beds shared dorm room or private room (both with shared bathrooms)
Total Price: Starting at US$ 315 OR US$ 10.5 / day (4 beds in a shared dorm room)
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Due to its elusive nature and rareness in the West, the art of Kun Khmer fighting is increasing in popularity. This is a highly energetic and effective no non-sense fighting style that can help you develop your fighting abilities tremendously. If you’re willing to walk down that path, this martial arts training camp right in the heart of Cambodia is the answer.
You’ll get a month of dedicated training from certified experts, and you don’t need to worry about your current skills. All levels are welcome.
Accommodation: Shared rooms
Total Price: US$ 584 OR US$ 20/ day
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A fan of Muay Thai, MMA, AND Boxing? Well, you’re in luck because Combat 360x MMA & Muay Thai’s 22 days & 21 nights training covers all three martial arts disciplines!
Located in the seaside town of Khao Lak in Thailand, the camp specializes in small group classes to ensure quality training and techniques. You will train 6 days per week and each day, you will have a schedule of different combination of lessons in Muay Thai/BJJ, MMA, and Boxing. Some days will also include a session of fitness training or yoga.
Accommodation: Shared or private rooms (with the options of fan OR AC rooms)
Total Price: US$ 433 OR US$ 19.6/ day (shared & fan room)
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If you’re interested in training in an unconventional martial arts disciplines, Escrima should be amongst your top picks! This non-classical Filipino martial arts style emphasizes quick reaction and improvisational defense. With Jaguar Escrima’s 14 days & 13 nights training camp, you’ll be taught by Mike Garner, a martial arts instructor with over 30 years teaching Escrima, Muay Thai, Krav Maga, and Kickboxing.
Your lessons will take place in Sabang beach in Palawan, Philippines and will last about 4 hours per day (5 days a week). However, training is very much flexible and can be tailored to the capability and/or preference of each student. The majority of training will be spent on using Escrima modern weapons and to master the techniques of the disciplines. However, each session will also include conditioning and stretching.
Accommodation: Private rooms
Total Price: Starting at US$ 383 OR US$ 29.4/ day
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Have you always wanted to become a real-life boxer? Boxing is a great way not only to practice self-defense skills but also to stay active and fit. With this 7-day training camp in Kiev, you can perfect your skills (or start learning, if you’re a beginner).
All levels are welcome and the training camp offers you everything you need, from accommodation to 2 daily meals. This way, you will be free to focus on your training and the personalized advice sessions you will receive from instructors.
Accommodation: Private rooms
Total Price: US$ 587 OR US$ 83.8 / day
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Looking for a warmer climate to escape the cold winter months while training in Tai Chi at the same time? This 8-days Tai Chi and Qi Gong retreat in the Canary Islands is a dream come true.
In addition to the immersion in these 2 martial arts, you will also get to relax, visit the surroundings during the outdoors excursions, work on your motivation to continue the training after returning home.The dedicated instructors are there to make your stay as useful and welcoming as possible.
Accommodation: Private double rooms
Total Price: US$ 350 OR US$ 50/ day
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Interested in martial arts but unsure which discipline you should pursue? Looking to use martial arts to be in your best shape yet? If so, we highly recommend for you to sign up for this 14 Days Wellness Package from Muay Thai Battle Conquer Gym! Through this program, you will get a taste of what it’s like to train in like a champ in Muay Thai. For those who are looking to get fit and rejuvenated, this program is focused on training and also includes cross-fit sessions and varied exercises in between training sessions!
One of the best ‘perks’ of this program is that it’s located in Phetchabun, one of Thailand’s most popular travel destinations. In your spare time, you’ll be able to discover the gorgeous beaches and sample tasty dishes Thailand is so renowned for!
Accommodation: Private rooms (private double room)
Total Price: Starting at US$ 918 OR US$ 65.5/ day (standard private room)
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If you’ve been looking to train in Kung Fu at its birthplace but don’t have a whole lot of time to spend training, don’t fret. This world class 30 days and 29 nights Kung Fu training program, is the perfect solution. Authorized by The International Liaison Department of the original Shaolin Temple, Songshan Shaolin Wushu Academy is the only martial arts training center allowed to enroll and train foreign students at the China Shaolin Temple.
Here, you’ll even get the rare opportunity to be trained by Shifu Shi Yan Jun, the 34th generation Shaolin warrior monk who is also the 17th generation disciple of Mei Hua Quan, the most ancient martial arts style in China!
Accommodation: Shared (shared bathroom) or private room (single or double with ensuite bathroom)
Total Price: Starting at US$ 937 (Basic shared room) OR US$ 31.2/day
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For those who are already training in Muay Thai and are looking to sharpen their skills, this 1-month training with the Honour Muay Thai group will surely get you there. During your training, you will be fully immersed in a true fight camp ambiance.
Aside from being able to further develop your arsenal of martial arts techniques, what makes this program unique is that you’ll also be given an opportunity to fight in professional local competitions if you want to. This special training opportunity seeks to improve not only your strength and stamina but also your speed, agility, muscle endurance, and function. All this training help you to become a formidable fighter!
Accommodation: Shared dorm rooms
Total Price: Starting at US$ 420 OR US$14/ day
Don’t see what you’re looking for on the list above? Be sure to head on over to BookMartialArts.com and check out our complete selection of budget martial arts camps located all over the globe!