7 Days Tai Chi and MMA Training Camp UK

  • Watlington, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom


MMA Camp UK with Nick Osipczak

Train with a five-time Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran in this holistic martial arts training camp. Join Nick Osipczak in a course suitable for those seeking genuine fighting skills. Experience daily trainings, learn basic ground fighting principles, animal ground movements, a massage and acupuncture treatment, breathing exercises, nutrition advice, meditation, and be guided from a world-class practitioner with many years of martial training experience in Oxfordshire.


  • Daily five hours training
  • Breathing exercises and nutrition advice
  • Push hands, Nei-gong, Qi-gong, and Zhan Zhuang
  • Sparring, basic ground fighting principles, and partner drills
  • Animal ground movements and cold water training
  • Complimentary massage and acupuncture
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily healthy meals

Skill level

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 10.

  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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During this training, you will stay either in a private or a shared room in the beautiful English countryside in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

This program is designed for you to learn genuine fighting skills. Nick Osipczak, a five-time Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran, invites you to train with him about all aspects of a martial arts practitioner's way of life.

During this holistic martial arts training camp, you will learn breathing exercises and receive nutrition advice, a daily training that may include push hands, Nei-gong, Qi-gong, and Zhan Zhuang. You will have sparring, basic ground fighting principles, and partner drills lessons as well as learn animal ground movements and cold water training technique. You will receive a complimentary massage and acupuncture treatment.

The training will be divided in two daily sessions. The first session will normally include the fundamentals like joint loosening, Nei-gong, standing practice or Zhan Zhuang, meditation, push hands partner drills, or fixed step push hands. The second session will consist of ground fundamentals, line work, striking drills, sparring, Tai Chi, and Qi-Gong.

About Tai Chi

Tai Chi (Grand Ultimate), also known as Taiji, was originally created as a martial art (Taiji Ch'uan), but is more commonly known today for its health benefits. Originating in China hundreds of years ago, Tai Chi is also well known for containing a system of slow meditative movements, known as form, which greatly enhance relaxation and concentration capabilities. 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 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 the mind, body, and spirit. In a regular class, you will practice the Yang style.

Sample daily schedule

  • 07:00 - 07:30 Breakfast
  • 08:00 - 10:30 First training session
  • 12:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 18:00 Rest or review a training matter
  • 18:00 - 20:30 Second training session
  • 20:30 - 21:30 Dinner
  • 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 0 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.

You will be served three meals a day during the training. The food will be good quality and using clean and fresh ingredients. It will be based on the diet Nick recommends and uses himself.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Gluten Free
(If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

During this training, you will receive a Chinese Tuina massage and an acupuncture session.

  • 1 Chinese Tuina massage and an acupuncture session
  • 3 daily healthy meals
  • 5 hours of daily training sessions
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Animal ground movements and cold water training lessons
  • Breathing exercises and nutrition advice
  • Push hands, Nei-gong, Qi-gong, and Zhan Zhuang sessions
  • Sparring, basic ground fighting principles, and partner drills sessions
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Travel insurance

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to arrive at Oxford Airport (OXF).

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.


  • Review by Shaun Dowling

    "I spent 5 amazing days in Goa with Nick training. It was the first time I'd trained with him and tracked him down on the recommendation of a martial artist (and fellow student) in London. During the 5 days we covered many aspects of the Tai Chi system including: Qigong, Tai Chi form, meditation, breathing exercise, neigong, martial application, and push-hands"


    "I have been practicing Tai chi regularly for 18 months with Barry McGinley in London and have been practicing yoga for almost 4 years."


    "In 5 days with Nick, I got a new awareness of my body that has alluded me in my purely yogic practices."


    "Nick's very application focused teaching style allowed me to internalize key Tai Chi principles in a way that purely drilling the form didn't allow me to."


    "The format of the sessions was such that we covered core foundational movements that are easy to miss during form-work but are key to mastering it."


    "By fusing careful attention to detail, and foundational drills with intensity during martial training Nick created incredibly fertile ground for learning."


    "The pace of the classes built up as the 5 days progress and the learning rate was incredibly high throughout. What I learned has become the core of my morning training and is arranged in such a way that I feel I need to do very little else to keep my progression up."


    "Needless to say, I'll be attending all of Nick's future workshops I can manage and recommend that anyone interested in pushing their physical limits does the same!"

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  • Review by Marcus Marquardt from German

    "My name is Marcus Marquardt. I train Martial Arts since 1999 and I`ve a bachground in the traditional styles Wing Chun and Karate. Also I am a kickboxing competitor. My biggest success was the vice world champion title in kickboxing (WKU) in Albir / Spain in 2015. I´ve met a lot of teachers since I began to train. But one of the most impressive teachers I´ve ever met is Nick Osipczak. He is a professional MMA fighter and a Tai Chi teacher. He is bridging the gap between the Internal Arts and the modern MMA. Where else can you find a teacher who combines this? He teaches you not just to get a better fighter, he teaches you how to get a better mover. And through these skills you will become a better fighter."

    "But maybe the most important point is his human quality. You can feel his calm aura from the first second on. If you want to find a way to get a better mover or if you want to be a better fighter, than Nick is for sure the person you have to contact! I will train with him as often as possible and I am really looking forward to meet him again in April and on our seminar in September!"

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  • Review by Mitch Lemieux from Wisconsin, USA

    "I came to Nick proceeding a year-long stay in Wudangshan, where I studied Xuan Wu Pai in a small group school environment. My hope was to bridge some of the gaps contained in a more traditional style of training. I quickly learned that Nick's style was a refreshing, hands-on martial approach to the tutelage, and wonderfully effective, while still being steeped in traditional knowledge. In a few short weeks, I saw my understanding and capability as an internal martial arts practitioner grow in ways I had not expected or hoped for under the insightful guidance of one of the most gifted teachers that I have had the pleasure to know."

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  • Review by Nick Lowe

    "Just finished an amazing martial arts camp with Nick Osipczak. I have been practicing martial arts for around seven years, both Chinese martial arts styles (Kung Fu, San Da, and Tai Chi) and the sports styles, mixed martial arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Muay Thai. I have three amateur San Da fights and one Muay Thai fight. I have been to training camps in China and Thailand and this was by far the best camp I have ever done."

    "Nick balances his professional mixed martial arts fighting experience with a very technical and sophisticated understanding of the Chinese internal martial arts. I do not believe there is anyone else who can combine both of these aspects the way he does. His course is perfect for traditional martial artists wishing to learn more practical techniques and learn more about real fighting. Also, for competing fighters and sports martial artists to refine their techniques and movements, as well as learn to become more efficient, healthy, and holistic in their approach to training. For the martial artist who wants to balance the traditional and the practical, this is the perfect training camp. I cannot recommend Nick enough."

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  • Review by Ethan Charlesworth from UK

    "After training in mixed martial arts for the last nine years, winning two amateur title belts at lightweight and featherweight, and winning my last title for fighting at Shock and Awe 23 in Portsmouth, I had been looking for new ways to improve and develop myself. Not just as a mixed martial art fighter, but as a lifelong martial artist, I had been practicing my yoga and meditation and felt that I needed to look further to find something new to push me mentally as well as physically. I then found Nick Osipczak workshops, which were perfect. I have found ways to connect my body and mind with the techniques and skills he has been teaching me. I have been able to focus internally, mentally, and with freeing my body of tension through movement and soft technical training. He has been a huge help and a massive inspiration. This has helped me in my personal life as well as in the gym, even keeping my mind at peace while walking into the cage."

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  • Review by David Greeves from UK

    "My name is David Greeves, I work as a martial arts choreographer, wire work and harness trainer, and I teach movement for actors for productions from opera to Bollywood. I have trained in various martial arts for many years, with a particular interest in the internal martial arts training, and I have traveled to the country of origin for intensive study. I came across Nick when I was researching for teachers and practitioners who applied internal martial arts training to the art of fighting. There are many teachers who work with applications of techniques, but not necessarily with an in-depth understanding of fighting at speed, with power as in mixed martial arts, and with the experience that Nick has gained."

    "I first trained with Nick earlier this year for two days. I learned more in those two days than I had with regular training in external martial arts over a much longer period. The recent course Nick is currently running is an exceptional experience of learning, awareness, and realization. There are many aspects to this training that you have to be cognizant of and be patient with. You have to understand your body in movement, space, and time, its effort and flow, its biomechanical processes, and the energetic framework."

    "If you are new to these aspects, they will evolve through the instruction and exercises given. Nick is a knowledgeable martial artist who explains and instructs with a clear and patient manner and knows when to allow the participant to discover and find how to apply the developing skill. He works with a clear, concise method and framework, from physical to energetic, with attention to body and mind. Internal work takes time to grow and to manifest in the body."

    "The training course that is offered with close one-to-one instruction gives the participant an opportunity to delve deeply into their learning and acquiring processes. I highly recommend it to all martial artists who wish to understand the art involved in fighting and the process of self-discovery of a greater method of awareness and being. In the years of my training, I have not found anyone quite like Nick; he is a unique individual and I will be continuing my journey of discovery under his guidance in the coming years as and when I can train with him."

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  • Review by David Boycott-Brown

    "Nick is an incredibly intuitive Tai Chi instructor and has a deep understanding of the internal energy systems. Nick's teachings have helped me realize the power of meditation, improve my relaxation, and enhance my application of martial arts. He has an ability to blend a variety of healing practices and ancient philosophies into a digestible format."

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Raised Spirit Internal Arts offers Tai Chi and mixed martial arts training with UFC veteran Nick Osipczak for those seeking genuine fighting skills.

Speaks English

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7 days / 6 nights


Arrival: Wednesday May 31, 2017
Departure: Tuesday June 6, 2017

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