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3 Days MMA and Tai Chi Workshop with Nick Osipczak in Oxfordshire, UK

Tai Chi and MMA Training UK

Raised Spirit Internal Arts offers Tai Chi and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) training with five-time UFC veteran Nick Osipczak for those seeking to study under someone with a real fighting experience. Nick teaches both the civil and martial sides of Tai Chi Ch'uan, combined with his expertise in the modern sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). All is set in the beautiful English countryside, Oxfordshire. Come and join!

Meet the instructors

Nick
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Highlights

  • 3 days of intensive martial arts training
  • Push hands, Nei-gong, Qi-gong, and Zhan Zhuang
  • Learn sparring, basic ground fighting principles, and partner drills
  • Complimentary Tuina or acupuncture massage for BookMartialArts.com customers
  • Animal ground movements and cold water training
  • Breathing exercises and nutrition advice
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 10
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
07:30
Check-out Time:
19:00

The accommodation provided will be a private room for each participant and located near to the training place.

Program

Daily schedule

Friday

  • 11:00 Training
  • 19:00 Training

Saturday

  • 07:30 Training
  • 15:00 Training

Sunday

  • 07:30 Training
  • 15:00 Training

What you will learn

  • Neigong (Internal work)
  • Qigong (Energy work)
  • Zhan Zhuang (Standing practice)
  • Ji Ben Gong (Foundational Exercises)
  • Tui Shou (Push hands)
  • San Shou (Free sparring)
  • Key basic ground positions explained
  • Key methods of control on the ground
  • Fundamental movement drills for ground escapes
  • Getting back to the feet
  • Take down defense (before, during, after)
  • Animal ground movements
  • Cold-water training
  • Breathing exercises
  • Yoga
  • Nutrition advice
  • Meditation

Tai Chi

Tai Chi literally means Grand Ultimate. Also known as Taiji, it was originally created as a martial art but is more commonly known today for its health benefits. Originating in China hundreds of years ago, Tai Chi is most widely known for its system of slow meditative movements, known as the "form", which greatly enhances relaxation and concentration capabilities, as well as body mechanics.

Natural outcomes of practicing the "form" include the reduction of stress and the balancing of one's emotions. Before advancing to the practice of faster movements, one has to spend a long time re-learning how to move in a natural and efficient manner, utilizing proper structure, alignment, and intent.

The slow, graceful, and continuous movements found in the "form" are gentle on the joints and muscles, so they are suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. Tai Chi is often referred to as a type of moving meditation because it stimulates and unifies the mind, body, and spirit.

Raised Spirit Internal Arts

Raised Spirit Internal Art teaches both the civil and martial sides of Tai Chi Ch'uan. Nick draws on his experience from his extensive studies of numerous other martial arts (both internal and external) as well as yoga and Qi Gong.

Through the study of the internal arts, you will increase awareness, improve health, and gain a deeper understanding of your relationship to your environment. Raised Spirit Internal Arts is based in Oxfordshire, England, and organizes one-to-one sessions and seminars around the world.

Instructors

Nick Osipczak
Nick Osipczak has fought five times in the world's best mixed martial arts fighting organization, the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He ran his own club in London for five years, where at one point, the fighters who turned professional under him had combined records of 22 wins and zero losses. None of the fighters Nick faced in his 18 career fights were able to finish him. In 2015, he became the first person in history who has fought at the UFC level to represent the Internal Martial Arts. Nick now teaches classes, one-to-one sessions, seminars, and intensive workshops around the world.

Location

This training camp will take place in Watlington, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.

Food

Daily breakfast is included in the price.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Spa treatments

The price of this training includes a complimentary Tuina (Chinese massage) or acupuncture session.

What's included

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 5 hours training daily for three days
  • Daily breakfast
  • Tuina (Chinese massage) or acupuncture session for BookMartialArts.com customers

What's not included

  • Travel
  • Insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to arrive at London City Airport (LCY). From there, you can get a taxi to Watlington or public transport to Lewknor where you will be collected.

Arrival by bus

If you are coming by public transport, get the Oxford Tube coach service from Oxford or London to Lewknor, and you will be collected from the bus stop. These run 24 hours a day, every 20 minutes.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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