Top 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 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.
That said, traveling abroad for martial arts training can certainly put a major dent in your bank account. Lucky for you, we are sharing a list of some of the most budget-friendly martial arts training camps available on our site. Don’t miss out, be sure to check them out!
Note: BookMartialArts offers a flexible cancellation policy. Should you not be able to travel as scheduled, we’d be happy to help you to alter your booking with the same organizer or with a different organizer.
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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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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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If you’re interested in training in an unconventional martial arts disciplines, Eskrima (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$14/ day
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This retreat in Bali is the perfect choice to get away from the tourist parts of the island to unwind, distress, and rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul.
Traditional Balinese Watukaru Yoga is one of the oldest yoga practices in the world and believes that without meditation and chanting, yoga is just an exercise/sport.
During this retreat, you’ll focus on two daily yoga classes and meditation, as well as enjoy various twice-daily excursions and activities, such as rice farming and trekking. You’ll also enjoy Balinese Thai Chi and martial arts classes.
In addition, you’ll be pampered with spa treatments to melt away the tension in your body and enjoy daily healthy meals.
If you are looking for a gentle introduction to martial arts, this retreat could be the perfect choice for you.
Accommodation: Shared or private guesthouse room or homestay room.
Total Price: US$ 630 OR US$ 63/ day
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Meditate, detox, and practice Qigong (Chi Kung) at a unique mountain retreat in Asturias, Spain.
Take time to feel the presence of Mother Earth beneath your feet, feel her Chi, tap into your inner self and experience your true potential.
During this retreat, you’ll learn and practice several types of Qigong, including Tong Ling, Vein Tendon, Zhengong, and Dragonfly. You’ll join twice-daily meditation classes.
In addition to Chi Kung forms, you’ll also learn Taoist breathing, anatomy of movement, meridians, vessels, and more.
You’ll be practicing with experienced instructors. Sifu Steve Green studied under several Masters and has been teaching Qigong for more than a decade.
Accommodation: Private (single or double) room with shared bathroom.
Total Price: US$ 201 OR US$ 65/ day
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Train in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu on one of the most beautiful islands of Brazil. This is a small, intimate camp with both private and group classes that allows you to learn in a safe and friendly environment.
Offering a wide variety of health benefits, both for the mind and body, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art that emphasizes on grappling methods and the utilization of submission.
During this camp, you can train every day as many times as you want (unlimited training). The group training classes are held three times per day from Monday to Saturday.
While you don’t need to worry about the transfer from Hercílio Luz International Airport (FLN) airport, you’ll have to allow for an additional budget for meals.
Accommodation: Dorms or private (double) room.
Total Price: US$ 1,100 OR US$ 73/ day
*Prices of training camps listed in this article are subjected to change without notice
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