Take charge of your life, your health, and your self-confidence while receiving VIP treatment!
Have you always wanted to develop self-defense and martial arts skills, but never felt like a traditional dojo or your average Muay Thai / MMA camp is the right thing for you? Are you interested in starting or extending your yoga practice in a tropical setting? Do you want a unique approach to combining the best of what martial arts and yoga have to offer? Are you looking for an extraordinary experience that focuses on bringing balance to your mind, body and spirit?
Then this program is specifically created just for you. Rick Tew’s Private Group Coaching is a well-rounded program for women and men, where you can exercise daily habits into becoming a natural way of life. Learn Yoga, Martial Arts, eat healthy, work out every day and develop personal skills to realize fulfillment and the power to execute upon your goals. The Private Group Coaching program is hosted at our Beach Resort in Ko Samui, Thailand.
The beauty of combining martial arts with yoga practice is, that although they sound like polar opposites, they actually are very synergistic and complementary to each other. For example, both are based on teachings of mental and physical development, breathing correctly, respect for self and others, and never ending improvement. Yoga supports your martial arts practice with advantages like increased flexibility, endurance, core strength, recovery, and balance. And vice versa, martial arts supports your yoga practice with advantages like increased physical intensity, self-confidence, overall body strength, self-defense skills, working with partners, and lots of fun.
This private group Mind, Body, and Spirit training program is created by Master Instructor Rick Tew. No matter who you are, where you come from, how old you are or what your skill level is, this program will leave you with an improved level of fitness, a healthier lifestyle and more self-confidence. This Program is designed for people from all walks of life. We welcome men and women of all (adult) ages. Come by yourself or with a friend / partner (50% discount for the second person). This program is for beginners or professionals looking for a short-term life improvement program built around learning the martial arts, yoga and personal development skills from the Master Instructor himself.
The program is also available for other durations. Please click the Send Inquiry button to find out about this, and about additional upgrade options that we have prepared for this retreat.
For this program, we offer a wide selection of Upgrades to make your trip even more exciting, valuable and convenient:
Private lessons with Master Instructor Rick Tew
Accommodation upgrade to private room or private villa
Meal service (breakfast & lunch)
Moped rental to swish around the island
Training gear (outfits, sparring gear, weapons pack, etc)
Yoga classes (if not already included in the package)
Photo & Video portfolio of your training
Airport pick up
Rick Tew's Winjitsu Academy offers a range of programs that are generally divided into two main categories: Retreats and Instructor Programs. These programs differ in the following ways:
All these programs are available here on BookMartialArts. If you can not find what you are looking for, For more information, ask your questions directly to Rick Tew's Winjitsu Academy, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.
You will stay at our Beach Resort on the tropical island of Ko Samui. It is located five minutes walking to the beach. The retreat has two training rooms with soft mat floors and training & fitness equipment. One is indoor with large mirrors and air conditioning, and the other is outdoor and fan cooled. Other than that, there are several grass training areas. There is an outdoor swimming pool, and several indoor & outdoor relax and lounge areas. Plus a kitchen. You have the choice of staying in a private apartment, a private room or a shared room. Each room has an adjoining bathroom. You are responsible for keeping your own room clean and tidy. There is free WiFi. In the vicinity there are many restaurants, shops and other services. The beach resort is a short moped ride to Lamai Beach for more options and nightlife.
Private Apartments are available for clients that wish to have more privacy and luxury before and after class. The private apartments are located right next to the Beach Resort as separate villas or units. Each unit has a bedroom with a double bed, private bathroom, a living room and kitchen, an outdoor lounge area, a small garden, and a private outdoor swimming pool.
Private rooms are available at the Beach Resort itself. These rooms are equipped with a double bed, a private bathroom and air conditioning. These rooms have direct access to the shared Beach Resort facilities (swimming pool, kitchen, lounge areas, training areas, etc).
Shared rooms are available at the Beach Resort itself as well. These rooms are equipped with bunk beds, a shared bathroom (1 per room) and are fan-cooled. These rooms have direct access to the shared Beach Resort facilities (swimming pool, kitchen, lounge areas, training areas, etc).
Each training day will include both yoga and martial arts / winjitsu classes.
Yoga cultivates health and wellbeing (physical, emotional, mental and social) through the regular practice of a range of many different techniques, including postures and movement, breath awareness and breathing exercises, relaxation and concentration, self-inquiry and meditation.
Rick Tew’s Martial Science (RTMS) is not just another Martial Art. RTMS is geared towards the enhancement of Mind, Body and Spirit and it is a Life-Style. We focus on developing a strong character, self-esteem, life enhancing goals, self-confidence, self-discipline, physical conditioning and building knowledge through the martial arts experience.
The Martial Science is an open-minded multi-martial art system that encompasses almost every aspect of the martial arts, with fun entertaining techniques and realistic self-defense tactics to make it a well-rounded program for beginners and advanced Students alike. Rick Tew’s Martial Science is a combination of effective, usable, realistic martial arts principles that make it into its elite system. It is a Modern Ninjitsu system. Because students are not expected to conform to an art, they can use a scientific approach to being their best. A typical martial art can be limited to its tradition, yet RTMS is focused more on the student rather than its master. It is ever changing and it is not limited to the approach of having any labels, set kata’s or “do as I do” training.
The student is in charge of his/her training and Self-Powered. 9 out of 10 participants want to join our program for training in the Martial Arts or Modern American Ninjitsu. Since this is a priority for our Students, it is important that we work hard to meet these expectations. We do this by teaching all areas of the martial arts. This includes a multi-martial arts training and concepts that are:
Rick Tew’s Martial Science and Modern American Ninjitsu is a total combination of effective and applicable principles that makes it into a unique system for both beginners and advanced students alike. The foundation of Rick Tew’s Martial Science includes a wide range of techniques that is both practical and effective. There are 5 Ranking Levels to Instructor status. Each level includes two skills from the following 9 areas of focus:
The martial arts training you will endure is a path to achieving a greater self-worth.
Even though training in the martial arts offers a high level of joy and excitement, you also need focused mental growth. One of the ways that this focus and growth are provided is through a system Rick Tew has developed and calls Winjitsu, the mental martial art. In the martial arts, you learn self-defense to help prepare yourself for a situation that might be required for survival. In today’s world, with the challenges being more mental than physical, you are indeed your own worst enemy.
In this day and age, your mental skills will take you a lot further than your physical skills. You are going to learn how to reach your full potential and how to be a black belt in what you do. This area of mental training will focus on all the information available today that will help you become the best you can be. Mr. Tew suggests you learn about balance, mind control, physiology, and the neurosciences. Everything you need to know to gain control of your life and to build self-confidence, self-esteem, self-discipline, self-power, self-control, and self-image. Winjitsu also teaches you how to overcome fear, doubt, negativity, stress, and laziness.
Here, spirit is referred to as life-spirit, which means spending quality time with others in the great outdoors. Being part of the NinjaGym program is a lot more than just learning the martial arts. You are encouraged to get together for adventures that include hiking, camping, climbing, travel, multiple terrain training, and more. A large part of the martial science is devoted to the outdoors and outdoor activities. As children, one spends a lot of time exploring and discovering. The goal is to recapture and maintain that healthy attitude. Life should include fun and games, regular adventures, and new experiences that combine both the world and humanity.
You will train 5 days a week with weekends off and private group classes are 3-5 hours each day. The schedule usually is focused on a different Level of the system each day.
All students will get a levels guide when they register as well as a complete system and philosophy guide.
Saturday and Sunday are reserved for the students as off days. They can rest after a long week of training and adventure. The weekend is also used to organize personal needs. Most students will spend their time relaxing and preparing for the next week, however, it is still possible to train and practice what you have learned so far.
Ko Samui Ko Samui is an island off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus, Thailand. It is Thailand's third largest island, with an area of 228.7 square kilometers and a population of over 50,000 (2008). It is rich with natural resources, white sandy beaches, coral reefs and coconut trees. It is the most significant island in the Chumphon Archipelago. The island is surrounded by about sixty other islands, which together compose the Ang Thong Marine National Park (Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park) and include many other popular tourist destinations, including, Ko Pha Ngan, Ko Tao, and Ko Nang Yuan. The island Ko Samui is situated 496 kilometers south of Bangkok. If you travel by plane from Bangkok it takes about 1 hour to get to Samui.
As food is not included in the Base Program, you are free to eat where and what you want. The Resort has kitchen facilities to prepare your own food. Or try local delicacies at the many many food markets and restaurants nearby. These are very affordable compared to US and European prices. Alternatively, you can inquire about the Meal Service upgrade option.
Arranging your own trips to the park for sports, training or other events
Boat trip to other islands
Hiking to hot springs
Making use of free time to read a book, start training in a new area, focus on home study courses or spend more time on the mat
Motorcycle or moped cruising
Visiting areas nearby like Pattaya, Khao Yai, and Hua Hin
Visiting the town for a movie or travel to a theme park
Visiting local national parks
Massages and spa treatments are available at additional cost and upon request.
You can catch a plane from the Bangkok International Airport, Suvarnabhumi. Bangkok Air and Thai Airways fly direct to Samui Airport, several times per day. For a slightly cheaper option, fly to Suratthani. From there, just take a bus or taxi to the ferry.
If you want a more economical way to travel, take the VIP bus from the well-known Khao San Road or from the Southern bus terminal at Boromrat Chonnani Road in Bangkok. The VIP buses are more comfortable than A/C bus. You can buy a ticket in almost every travel agency in Bangkok. The ferry is often included in the price. -Transport by Ferry %The fastest ferry leaves from the two main piers in Donsak on the mainland with operators like Seatran, and Racha Ferry. The price is about 150 THB.
Another great way to travel is the night train from Hualamphong, the Bangkok railway station, to Suratthani. The sleeping cars are comfortable. It is a little more expensive than the bus, but you will get a good sleep. Upper beds are less expensive than the lower ones. A private first class cabin for two persons is also available.