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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.
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.
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.
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.
During this training, you will receive a Chinese Tuina massage and an acupuncture session.
Please book your flights to arrive at Oxford Airport (OXF).
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.