1 Year Martial Arts Training Camp in Thailand

  • Koh Samui Thailand

Overview

Martial Arts in Thailand

NinjaGym® with Master Instructor Rick Tew offers you a chance for traditional martial arts training with a modern approach. Learn everything the martial arts has to offer while taking the time to focus on your own individual goals. Regardless of your goal, what you will want to do is create a routine to work with and get private group training from a qualified Instructor in a real martial art. Some typical areas of focus are the martial arts, to pursue a career teaching martial arts, to lose weight, get in better shape, get private focused in-depth martial arts training or have a life-coach.

Highlights

  • Ninja MMA training
  • Weapons and modern Ninja training
  • Fitness and total body shaping programs
  • 5 days a week various martial arts training
  • Leadership and management training
  • Realistic self-defense training
  • Weekly adventurous events
  • 364 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 8.

  • 200 days with instruction
  • English
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If you choose the package with a private room, you will stay in a small studio apartment with small kitchen area. If you choose the shared housing option included with the program fee you will need to follow housing rules and agree to the requirements for shared facilities. It is basic housing (hostel style) designed for a quick fix place to sleep. Do not expect the same conditions and amenities that you have at home. stairs about a one minute walk (in the same parking area). We suggest all students get some sort of Private room for their first month so that they can adjust to the Island.

About Rick Tew’s Martial Arts System

Rick Tew’s Martial Science (RTMS) is not just another Martial Art. RTMS is geared towards the enhancement of Mind, Body and Spirit and it is a Life-Style. We focus on developing a strong character, self-esteem, life enhancing goals, self-confidence, self-discipline, physical conditioning and building knowledge through the martial arts experience.

The Martial Science is an open-minded multi-martial art system that encompasses almost every aspect of the martial arts, with fun entertaining techniques and realistic self-defense tactics to make it a well-rounded program for beginners and advanced Students alike. Rick Tew’s Martial Science is a combination of effective, usable, realistic martial arts principles that make it into its elite system. It is a Modern Ninjitsu system. Because students are not expected to conform to an art, they can use a scientific approach to being their best. A typical martial art can be limited to its tradition, yet RTMS is focused more on the student rather than its master. It is ever changing and it is not limited to the approach of having any labels, set kata’s or “do as I do” training. The student is in charge of his/her training and Self-Powered.

9 out of 10 participants want to join our program for training in the Martial Arts or Modern American Ninjitsu. Since this is a priority for our Students, it is important that we work hard to meet these expectations. We do this by teaching all areas of the martial arts. This includes a multi-martial arts training and concepts that are:

Realistic for use

Fun to learn

Interesting to do

Rick Tew’s Martial Science and Modern American Ninjitsu is a total combination of effective and applicable principles that makes it into a unique system for both beginners and advanced students alike.

The foundation of Rick Tew’s Martial Science includes a wide range of techniques that is both practical and effective. There are 5 Ranking Levels to Instructor status. Each level includes two skills from the following 9 areas of focus:

Stances

Rolls

Falls

Strikes

Kicks

Body Movement

Knowledge (mind)

Combat and Self-defense strategies

Weapons

The martial arts training you will endure is a path to achieving a greater self-worth.

Mind

Even though training in the martial arts offers a high level of joy and excitement, you also need focused mental growth. One of the ways that this focus and growth are provided is through a system Rick Tew has developed and calls Winjitsu, the mental martial art. In the martial arts, you learn self-defense to help prepare yourself for a situation that might be required for survival.

In today’s world, with the challenges being more mental than physical, you are indeed your own worst enemy. In this day and age, your mental skills will take you a lot further than your physical skills. You are going to learn how to reach your full potential and how to be a black belt in what you do. This area of mental training will focus on all the information available today that will help you become the best you can be.

Mr. Tew suggests you learn about balance, mind control, physiology, and the neurosciences. Everything you need to know to gain control of your life and to build self-confidence, self-esteem, self-discipline, self-power, self-control, and self-image. Winjitsu also teaches you how to overcome fear, doubt, negativity, stress, and laziness.

Spirit

Here, spirit is referred to as life-spirit, which means spending quality time with others in the great outdoors. Being part of the NinjaGym program is a lot more than just learning the martial arts. You are encouraged to get together for adventures that include hiking, camping, climbing, travel, multiple terrain training, and more.

A large part of the martial science is devoted to the outdoors and outdoor activities. As children, one spends a lot of time exploring and discovering. The goal is to recapture and maintain that healthy attitude. Life should include fun and games, regular adventures, and new experiences that combine both the world and humanity.

Training Schedule

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. Ninja Gym train five days a week with weekends off and private group classes are three to five hours each day. The schedule usually is focused on a different level of the system each day.

Monday

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 heel strike, low sweep kick, jump, stretching, combat reality, and knife.

Tuesday

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.

Wednesday

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.

Thursday

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.

Friday

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.

All students will get a levels guide when they register as well as a complete system and philosophy guide.

Training is never limited and many students train from early morning to well into the night. As we want to adjust to your own strengths and weaknesses, we offer an easy program to follow and then provide extra classes that focus on a specific skill or adventure.

This is a 1 Year Program. Be aware however that there are "off" months. July and August are reserved for our Camps and Tours in the USA. December and January are off for holidays (and the rain season on Ko Samui). You are welcome to remain at the Camp and continue you training together with the other students that remain. Or you can join us on our US Camp and Tour at a discounted price. If you chose to leave the camp during these months, or for any other reason, this will not count to your program, that means you get one year worth of training, spread out over a longer period.

Saturday and Sunday are reserved for the students as off days. They can rest after a long week of training and adventure. The weekend is also used to organize personal needs. Most students will spend their time relaxing and preparing for the next week, however, it is still possible to train and practice what you have learned so far.

  • Rick Tew

    Rick Tew is an internationally acclaimed teacher in the martial arts, founder of NinjaGym, and author of the personal growth book series, Winjitsu, the mental martial art. He is a certified strategic intervention coach and has been teaching audiences globally for the last 20 years. Utilizing the martial arts as a gateway to excellence, he created his personal development programs. His courses are for everyone who wants to integrate mind, body, and spirit to access his or her true potential and his principles are on the cutting edge of personal development.

Ko Samui

Ko Samui is an island off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus, Thailand. It is Thailand's third largest island, with an area of 228.7 square kilometers and a population of over 50,000 (2008). It is rich with natural resources, white sandy beaches, coral reefs and coconut trees. It is the most significant island in the Chumphon Archipelago. The island is surrounded by about sixty other islands, which together compose the Ang Thong Marine National Park (Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park) and include many other popular tourist destinations, including, Ko Pha Ngan, Ko Tao, and Ko Nang Yuan. The island Ko Samui is situated 496 kilometers south of Bangkok. If you travel by plane from Bangkok it takes for about 1 hour to get to Samui.

Students are free to arrange their own meal according to their personal preference. The program fee only covers training and not food. NinjaGym offers optional add-on upgrades for a meal plan which includes two basic meals. You can survive on such as oatmeal (a very healthy staple for a fitness program), sprouts, eggs, fruit, soup, or rice based meals. You are advised to also include supplements like NinjaGreens and or other nutrients, such as a multi-vitamin and whey protein to ensure you are getting everything you need.

Arranging your own trips to the park for sports, training or other events

Beach parties

Boat trip to other islands

Elephant riding

Hiking to hot springs

Making use of free time to read a book, start training in a new area, focus on home study courses or spend more time on the mat

Mountain biking

Motorcycle or moped cruising

Motocross riding

Paintball parking

River rafting

Rock climbing

Visiting areas nearby like Pattaya, Khao Yai, and Hua Hin

Visiting the town for a movie or travel to a theme park

Visiting local national parks

  • 364 nights basic accommodation
  • All daily training
  • Fitness and total body shaping programs
  • Leadership and management training
  • Ninja MMA training
  • RTMS Philosophy and System Handbook
  • Self-defense trainings
  • Two RTMS training t-shirts / polo’s
  • Food and entertainment
  • Personal expenses
  • Transportation to the site
  • Travel and Health Insurance
  • Transportation around the island. Rent a moped instead!
  • Uniform, weapons, and basic gear required
  • Weekend Adventure Trips

Travel to Thailand will most likely be by airplane to Bangkok (BKK airport). From there you have several options to get to Ko Samui.

Transport by airplane

You can catch a plane from the Bangkok International Airport, Suvarnabhumi. Bangkok Air and Thai Airways fly direct to Samui Airport, several times per day. For a slightly cheaper option, fly to Suratthani. From there, just take a bus or taxi to the ferry.

Transport by Bus

If you want a more economical way to travel, take the VIP bus from the well-known Khao San Road or from the Southern bus terminal at Boromrat Chonnani Road in Bangkok. The VIP buses are more comfortable than A/C bus. You can buy a ticket in almost every travel agency in Bangkok. The ferry is often included in the price.

Transport by Ferry

The fastest ferry leaves from the two main piers in Donsak on the mainland with operators like Seatran, and Racha Ferry. The price is about 150 THB.

Transport by Train

Another great way to travel is the night train from Hualamphong, the Bangkok railway station, to Suratthani. The sleeping cars are comfortable. It is a little more expensive than the bus, but you will get a good sleep. Upper beds are less expensive than the lower ones. A private first class cabin for two persons is also available.

For information about the booking conditions, please send NinjaGym an inquiry.
  • Review by Craig Peterson from Iowa, USA

    "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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