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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!
The accommodation provided will be a private room for each participant and located near to the training place.
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 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.
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.
This training camp will take place in Watlington, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.
Daily breakfast is included in the price.
The price of this training includes a complimentary Tuina (Chinese massage) or acupuncture session.
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.
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.
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