1 Year Live-in Martial Art Instructor Training Program in Thailand

  • Koh Samui Thailand


Live-in Instructor Private Group Training Course in Thailand

For those looking for more serious attention and training with a vocational aspect to the program. We will focus on teaching you how to be an Instructor, Manager, or Leader. This is the program for those that want to improve their career skills, business attributes, or learn how to teach. Great for Students that would like a long term martial arts or fitness lifestyle and learn how to be an Instructor. Rick Tew will teach you how to be an instructor, leader, or coach in an area of expertise that you are passionate about. The skills you learn will help you to create a life based on your own needs and desires. This program is for a person that wants more focus on the mental skills. This could be considered vocational vacation where you learn to improve your leaderships skills, public speaking, organizational talents, and management. Learn from over 20 years of teaching and doing business in Europe, the USA and ASIA. The skills you learn can be applied to almost any business and will be useful for future development as a manager.


  • Training all skills in 5 levels
  • Training in all area of the martial arts
  • Minimum 2 hours vocational training each day
  • Participation in the operations of NinjaGym
  • 3 off months - December, July, August
  • 365 days of accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

  • 275 days with instruction
  • English
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You are responsible for your own personal needs and should pack as if prepared to camp. The base fee only includes training, but NinjaGym does offer basic hostel style group housing for those that meet the requirements. Private rooms are available and we suggest you get a private room at least the first month to adjust. Students often find their own locations at budget rates nearby or group together for their own private paradise near the beach. Decades of running programs like this have taught us that 9 out of 10 Students will want either their own private room or they will want a shared location with other students away from the training center.


This program focuses on what is called “Levels Training” and designed to teach you not only the skills in all 5 levels of NinjaGym's system, but also how to teach and lead while mastering your training. The program is designed to make you a well rounded martial artist or athlete. Each day you will focus on a different area of the martial arts in order to give your brain and body new experiences and time to grow and learn.

Level 1: Horse stance, forward roll, flat fall forward, fist strikes, front kicks, duck, rtms book, natural reactions, stick / tonfa, cat stance, reverse roll, flat back, flat fall back, palm hell strike, low sweep kick, jump, stretching, combat reality, and knife.

Level 2: Defensive stance, side roll, flat fall side, knife hand strike, back kicks, pivot, shuffle, shift, step, mind martial science - ACE, triangulation, chain / rope, power stance, diving roll, rolling fall, jab / cross/ hook / etc., round kicks, cartwheel, mind martial science - MAK, inside / outside defense, and staff.

Level 3: Fighting stance, dropping roll, air fall, finger strikes, sidekicks, kip, mind martial science - MBS, jam, block and run, sword/ half-staff, low defensive stance, superman roll, offensive falls, bent wrist, crescent kicks, hand springs, mind martial science - NRG, phases of combat, and environmental weapons.

Level 4: Open / bow stance, table roll, defensive falls, forearm strike, knee, stealthing, mind martial science - CMT, grappling, sai, blade stance, rolling with objects, falling with objects, elbow, reverse heel kick, climbing, elemental meditation, sparring, and nunchaku.

Level 5: Reactive stance, rolling attack, stunt falls, ridge hand, dropping heel kick, strikes and kicks form, diet and exercise, magnificent 7s, blinding powder, combat stance, rolls form, falls form, knuckle fist, advanced kicks, 1 - 40 form, tic toc, personal security course, and firearms.

The base price is for the vocational program and requires students to work a minimum of 2 hours each day. This will give you hands on training and ensure that when you leave the program, you are a well educated and skilled Instructor, Leader, or Manager. All students will be assistants at some point during their training. You will participate in order to get hands on experience teaching. You also get to learn the business of running a training center by participating in the operations of NinjaGym.

The official start date for the Instructors Training program is September 02nd, 2016 and January 22nd, 2017. However, some students are able to attend early. For those that attend early, it will be a very small group and a lot more down time as compared to the first month of phases.December, July and August are off months.

After you register, you have up to one year to begin your program. So it is best to reserve your spot at the discounted rate and attend when you are available. You may leave and return to the program at a later date should you only be able to train a few months at a time.


NinjaGym offers multi-martial arts camps / ninja training and travel adventure programs that bring balance to your mind (with the mental martial art of Winjitsu), strength to the body (by teaching the martial arts) and fulfillment to the spirit (through outdoor adventure - travel and training). NinjaGym comes with a new way of life and a chance to travel. The purpose is to educate and train motivated individuals via the martial arts and adventure travel.

The course is held in Koh Samui, Thailand

Food is not included in the price. You will need to take care of your own meals.

  • 364 nights accommodation if you meet the requirements
  • Training in all areas of the martial arts
  • Vocational training (teaching, assistant, participating in operations of NinjaGym, etc.)
  • Food
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel expenses
  • Travel insurance

Please contact NinjaGym for more information on the exact location and how to get there.

For information about the booking conditions, please send NinjaGym an inquiry.
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    "I have gained more strength, stamina, and creativity physically, mentally, and spiritually. My ability to communicate clearly and with confidence without being overbearing has also advanced my professional life. "

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  • Review by Kris Butler from Canada

    "Mentally, I learned that there are many different ways of thinking and a strong result of those thoughts are your action and success. Much of what you get out life and what life is going to offer you is dependent on how you think. "

    "Physically, I have learned more than I can put into this response. I suppose to sum it up. I can do things with my body that I never new I could do. I have surprised and surpassed my own expectations many times over. The best part is that the learning never stops and there is always a new level reach and to kick your butt and make you want more. "

    "Spiritually, I have had the chance to be a part of something much bigger than myself. I have been and continue to be a part of a team of people that are dedicated to human development and to getting more out of their lives and themselves. "

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  • Review by Billy Sanders from Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

    "I have found I can push myself much harder and farther than I previously thought and my resolve has increased as well."

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  • Review by Bas Bauman from Holland, Netherlands

    "Rick seems to do things that most people would never even consider doing and seems to make them work."

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  • Review by Cedric Cobban from Canada

    "Rick Tew's method of teaching is awesome, very clear, and simple. The way his classes are organized are also fun since they are not repetitive. He is also an overall fun guy and does pretty much everything with the students."

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  • Review by Marco van Der Weijden from the Netherlands

    "Expect to be taught a highly effective form of martial arts. Next, is that you can expect to have a lot of fun doing the outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking, and outdoor camping. The unique thing about NinjaGym is that it is open to new ideas and techniques and therefore ever growing; it encompasses a wide range of activities from ground fighting to rock climbing. You can also expect to feel the sense of group spirit when you go through all the experience together."

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  • Review by Otwin Cyrus from the Netherlands

    "It is diverse, but simple, fun, challenging, indoors, and outdoors. It is more than just punching and kicking. You get to travel and see amazing places. You get to develop skills that might never be noticed. You learn to be a team player but have enough space to express your own creativity."

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  • Review by Carlos Puente from Mexico

    "Other martial arts schools only teach a fighting system like a competition and non-realistic self-defense techniques; here, you learn real combat training applied, such as full contact sparring and situations for real self-defense, not to mention weaponry, outdoor training, rock climbing, and more."

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  • Review by Jamien Ousei from California, USA

    "He is very intelligent, very funny, very cool, and very disciplined. This rare combination of attributes makes Rick a dynamo of a person and teacher."

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  • Review by Cedric Cobban from USA

    "It is kind of like mixed martial arts only more, since you do not focus only on one-on-one ring fighting. You will have multiple attackers, weapons, and be involved in the outdoors (dirt, concrete, improvised weapons, etc)."

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  • Review by Seth Thorpe from England

    "Rick is the most dynamic teacher and person that I have had the pleasure to train with and learn from. It has been years and I am still amazed by how his lessons still enrich my life."

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  • Review by Nate Paul Palm Harbor from England

    "Rick is totally dedicated to his students. He is all about giving them all the opportunities he can so they can live the lifestyle that he has. What you want, when you want, where you want, why you want, and with whom you want."

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North Carolina, United States

NinjaGym is a martial arts, fitness, and training organizer focusing on creating the balance of mind, body, and spirit through its various programs.

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