In recent years, more and more people have become interested in martial arts training camps because they crave for a more authentic training than their local gym or training center has to offer. They seek for 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 some day? 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 in 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$ 1720* OR US$ 28*/day
(Price reflects 10% discount for payment made 60 days in advance to arrival/start of training)
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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$ 328 OR US$ 11/ day (4 beds in a shared dorm room)
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Due to its popularity amongst Hollywood celebrities, Krav Maga is currently one of the most demanded martial arts disciplines out there. It also happens to be one of the world’s deadliest and most effective self-defense systems.
If you’re serious about training in Krav Maga, there’s no better way to do so than to train in its origin, Israel. Lucky for you, Krav Maga Global – KMG has an intensive training package that will allow you to learn its best moves in a short period of time! When you sign up, you will be spending 5 hours on daily training with Krav Maga experts throughout the 10-day program. It may be one of the pricier choices on this list but as an added bonus, you will also be given plenty of opportunities to explore many of Tel Aviv’s most fascinating sites and learn all about Krav Maga in its birthplace!
Accommodation: Shared rooms (with shared bathroom)
Total Price: US$ 1660 OR US$ 166/ 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$ 405 OR US$ 18,50/ 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$ 495 OR US$ 35/ day
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Have you always wanted to become a real-life ninja? This is certainly possible with NinjaGym’s 14 days & 13 nights long training camp!
You will be trained five days a week in the art of Ninjutsu, a systemized Japanese martial arts discipline that was originally used primarily for espionage purposes. Each day, you will spend three to five hours learning weapons and modern Ninja training as well as fitness and total body shaping programs!
The training center is located in the beautiful Koh Samui, Thailand, you will have the weekends off to explore the best experiences the city has to offer! Give yourself an adventure of a lifetime and reserve your spot today!
Accommodation: Private rooms (basic or deluxe)
Total Price: US$ 997 OR US$ 71/ day (basic private room)
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Looking for a warmer climate to escape the cold winter months while training in Krav Maga at the same time? Join Krav Maga Israel’s 14 days & 13 nights MASA program! This special package consists of intensive training in Krav Maga, seminars in Israel’s culture, history and advocacy.
In addition to the immersion of culture and the opportunity to gain an arsenal of effective self-defense moves, the program also includes a Hebrew course (ulpan), volunteering projects as well as tours to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. This is your chance to truly get to know the land where Krav Maga was developed!
Accommodation: Shared rooms
Total Price: US$ 1950 OR US$ 139/ 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 Maximum Fitness & Combat Center’s 8 days & 7 nights long training camp! Through this program, you will get a taste of what it’s like to train in MMA, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Muay Thai. For those who are looking to get fit and rejuvenated, this program is focused on training and also includes yoga classes in between training sessions!
One of the best ‘perks’ of this program is that it’s located in Phuket, 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 (standard, balcony or deluxe room)
Total Price: Starting at US$ 328 OR US$ 37,5/ 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$ 1090 (Basic shared room) OR US$ 36/day
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For those who are already training in BJJ and/or Muay Thai and are looking to sharpen their skills, this 1-month training with Monsoon Gym & Fight Club 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 its gladiator fitness training. This special training program seeks to improve not only your strength and stamina but also your speed, agility, muscle endurance, and function. It consists of intense workout sessions that cover total body movements and conditioning that will help you to become a formidable fighter!
Accommodation: Shared dorm rooms
Total Price: Starting at US$ 476 OR US$16/ day
Don’t see what you’re looking for on the list above? Be sure to check out our complete selection of budget martial arts camps located all over the globe!