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7 Days Intensive Tai Chi and MMA Camp in San Francisco

Mixed Martial Arts Camp in San Francisco

This is the first time Nick will be teaching his material in the United States, spreading his unique approach to mixing the internal martial arts seamlessly into the mixed martial arts arena. If you are a traditional martial artist, you will get the chance to discover which of your techniques would work under pressure and how to ensure you keep the fight at the range that suits you best. You will also learn safe and quick escapes and how to bring the fight back to where you are strongest.

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  • 5 days of intensive martial arts training
  • Push hands, Nei-gong, Qi-gong, and Zhan Zhuang
  • Mountain hiking training trip and meditation sessions
  • Learn sparring, basic ground fighting principles, and partner drills
  • Animal ground movements and cold water training
  • Takedown defense and getting back to the feet
  • Breathing exercises and nutrition advice
  • 6 nights accommodation


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 15
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This workshop includes accommodation in a hotel in San Francisco. Rooms are offered on a single and double basis.


You will arrive on Wednesday, July 19, to settle in. The training starts on Thursday morning. The last training session is on the evening of Monday, July 24, and the departure will be the next morning. Each day, you will have five hours of training split into two sessions of two hours and 30 minutes each.

In the morning training, you will do standing practice (Zhan Zhuang), loosening exercises, Nei-gong, push hands, and partner drills. In the evening training, you will practice ground movements, takedown defense, getting back to the feet, and sparring.

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.

Nick draws on his experience from his extensive studies of numerous other internal and external martial arts, as well as yoga and Qi-gong, and teaches the Yang style of Tai Chi Ch'uan.

Included excursions

During your mixed martial arts workshop, you will have a mountain hiking trip.


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.


This martial arts workshop will take place in San Francisco, California, United States.

What's included

  • 5 hours of training for five days
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Animal ground movements
  • Basic ground fighting principles
  • Breathing exercises
  • Cold water training
  • Getting back to the feet
  • Meditation sessions
  • Mountain hiking
  • Nei-gong
  • Nutrition advice
  • Partner drills
  • Push hands
  • Qi-gong
  • Sparring
  • Takedown defense
  • Zhan Zhuang

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Insurance
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 16.94% 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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