BECOME MORE:

UNLEASH Your
Power WITHIN

When you develop your body structure properly, your mind and your breath work so much better. And you project body language that commands respect.

When you train body and breath together your voice gains true quality and power. You gain the ability to motivate, inspire and command.

When you train your eyes properly, your eye contact becomes one of your strongest assets. Your gaze says more than a thousand words.

When you know that you can handle conflict, your confidence knows no limits. Your self esteem becomes rock solid.

Shaolin Kung Fu can help you stand tall, gain confidence, and conquer!

Kung Fu has a track record of turning ordinary people into extraordinary people. It works. And no matter how the world changes, it will continue to work because it is based on the most fundamental realities of human psychology and physiology.

Kung fu has worked for generations of people and it can work for you. It will give you the tools to turn your dreams into reality, to manifest your destiny.
Now is your time to rise and to inspire others to do likewise.

‘The Master simply reminds
people of who they have always been’.


Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching.

TESTIMONIALS

What People
Are Saying About Us

The philosophy of Chinese Kung fu is very much alive and being taught here by the Master lain Armstrong. The level wisdom and intelligence is evident from someone that has devoted their life to the art.


Malin B

Student

The Nam Yang Kung Fu retreat is a treasure for all who value these traditional arts, and for any thoughtful travelers through Northern Thailand whose path goes this way.


Chris

Student

Master lain is amazing, and his calm and wise advice is always insightful for both your Kung Fu technique and general life. After two weeks, I felt like I had a good foundation for Kung Fu and learned enough to feel accomplished, but it really is a lifelong art.


Dagartga

Student

Our mission,

our vision.

The Nam Yang Kung Fu Retreat is open to all who seek self mastery.

Our aim is to develop you and to pass on our arts to you. When you join us you become part of our family – for life.

You can stay at our Retreat when you want, you can take our online courses or train with our teachers over video link. You can train at any of our international branches or seminars.

What is in it for us? We want to see our arts and our Kung Fu family develop and prosper over time, to pass the gap from generation to generation, rather than to die out like so many ancient arts have done. So your success is our success. We see you as a future Kung Fu Master: the world needs more of these!

“Knowing Others Is Intelligence, Knowing Yourself Is True Wisdom.
Mastering Others Is Strength, Mastering Yourself Is True Power.”


Buddha..

HOW IT WORKS

Flexible arrangements

We realise that in the post pandemic world maximum flexibility is important for many people. So we no longer ask for advanced booking. You buy a flexible pass to the Kung Fu Retreat and can use it whenever you want.

It’s that easy. No need to worry that you will lose money if travel is disrupted.

Here’s how it works:

  • You buy a pass. We recommend you select one of our premium packages, which come with a pass and some extras but you can choose any length of stay if you want.
  • When you want to reserve a place, contact us to make sure we have availability.
  • You can change your dates, as many times as you like, so long as you give us 7 days’ notice.
  • If you prefer, you can split your stay into a number of shorter stay – for instance if you book 10 weeks you could do a 4 week stay then 2 x 3 week stays.
  • When your pass runs out, simply buy a new one. 🙂
PATHS

Choose which
path is right for YOU

Path of the Warrior

OR

Path of the Monk

Path of
the Warrior

The path of the warrior emphasizes the martial aspects of our arts and is more demanding in terms of fitness.
  • Forge your identity as a Kung Fu Warrior.
  • Establish strong friendships which will last a lifetime.
  • Live alongside your Kung Fu Family – embody the way
    of Kung Fu.
  • Find the mentor that you need to bring out the best in you.
  • Manifest the HERO within you.
Warrior package

Choose one of our premium packages
or design a custom package for your self

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Short Stay: Warrior

Packages 1-3

  • Discover Kung Fu and Qigong
    Forge your identity as a Kung Fu Warrior.
  • Explore Kung Fu and Qigong
    2 weeks to delve into these fascinating and powerful arts. Begin uncovering the mysteries, learning the secrets and absorbing the basics.
  • Learn Kung Fu and Qigong
    4 weeks immersed in the ancient arts of Kung Fu and Qigong. This is a great package because in 4 weeks you can really get to grips with these ancient arts and make genuine progress.

Long Stay: Warrior

Packages 4-5

  • White Cranes Package
    This is our high intensity 10 week training package.
    If you have the opportunity to take 10 weeks out to work on yourself and want a highly focused program that will bring the best out of you and deliver maximum progress this is the best choice for you.
  • 108 Heroes Package
    Named after the 108 heroes of the water margin, this is an 18 week (4.5 month) full Kung Fu immersion course! If you have 18 weeks available to immerse yourself in the life of Kung Fu and want to progress as far as you can, choose this option.
  • 18 Lohons Package
    This is out premiere package!
    7 months (28 weeks) training at the Kung Fu Retreat in the forested mountains of Thailand’s remote North West frontier.
    Named after the 18 Lohon monks, the followers of the Buddha, this is an elite group who will train directly under Master Iain alongside the Kung Fu Retreat Instructor Team.

Custom Package: Warrior

If none of the above packages suits your needs, we will help you design a custom package for yourself

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Path of
the MONK

The path of the Monk puts more emphasis on personal and spiritual development and self healing and is less physically demanding.
  • Be part of a supportive community with a structured daily routine.
  • Improve physically and mentally – look and feel good at any age!
  • Develop self discipline and self mastery.
  • Explore new philosophies and cultures.
  • Develop and grow as a person.
Monk package

Choose one of our premium packages
or design a custom package for your self

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Short Stay: Monk

Packages 1-3

  • Discover Kung Fu and Qigong
    Forge your identity as a Kung Fu Warrior.
  • Explore Kung Fu and Qigong
    2 weeks to delve into these fascinating and powerful arts. Begin uncovering the mysteries, learning the secrets and absorbing the basics.
  • Learn Kung Fu and Qigong
    4 weeks immersed in the ancient arts of Kung Fu and Qigong. This is a great package because in 4 weeks you can really get to grips with these ancient arts and make genuine progress.

Long Stay: Monk

Packages 4-5

  • White Cranes Package
    This is our high intensity 10 week training package.
    If you have the opportunity to take 10 weeks out to work on yourself and want a highly focused program that will bring the best out of you and deliver maximum progress this is the best choice for you.
  • 108 Heroes Package
    Named after the 108 heroes of the water margin, this is an 18 week (4.5 month) full Kung Fu immersion course! If you have 18 weeks available to immerse yourself in the life of Kung Fu and want to progress as far as you can, choose this option.
  • 18 Lohons Package
    This is out premiere package!
    7 months (28 weeks) training at the Kung Fu Retreat in the forested mountains of Thailand’s remote North West frontier.
    Named after the 18 Lohon monks, the followers of the Buddha, this is an elite group who will train directly under Master Iain alongside the Kung Fu Retreat Instructor Team.

Custom Package: Monk

If none of the above packages suits your needs, we will help you design a custom package for yourself

ABOUT

Why choose us?

  • Nam Yang was founded 1954. We have 67 years of experience, tradition, culture and success behind us.
  • Our headquarters, the Kung Fu Retreat, is clearly one of the best in the world.
  • In Master Iain we have one of the best leaders / figureheads.
  • We have one of the best kung fu styles – it is genuine and largely undiluted.
  • We have students across the world and clubs in at least 5 countries other than Thailand – we are a global family.
  • We have great teachers who speak fluent English and live here at the Retreat alongside their students.
  • We now have an online training / support platform meaning that wherever you are you can continue your progress with us.

Our Kung Fu is real KUNG FU  The Kung Fu of the old Masters.
The Kung Fu of legend!

Our Kung Fu has been tried and tested over 1,500 years. Our Masters lived through violent times when they had no choice but to defend themselves. What you will learn is what saved their lives and enabled them to live long enough to teach the next generation.

We have:

History

Traditions

Culture

Philosophy

Ethos

These things are very important to us and show through in
everything that we teach.
‘No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.

Buddha..

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Master yourself:

become something more.

We believe that everyone has the potential to be great – to go further, to be better, to achieve more. We are all born with a spark of greatness, inside us. But as life takes its toll and the world wears us down that spark often fades and we begin to slide down into ordinariness, into a lifetime of nothingness. And all of that potential is wasted. To succeed we need to find discipline, we need to find inspiration, we need to find great strength within us. In short, we need to find a way. In Chinese, that way has a name. It is called kung fu.

We train body, mind, emotion, spirit and soul. We strengthen our tendon until our body is held together as a single springy mass filled with energy just waiting to explode out. We stretch to open our bodies, open our minds, to straighten our posture and walk tall. We harden our fists until they can smash through concrete. We sharpen our reflexes until we move like lightening. We push through pain to strengthen our character. We persevere and endure to discipline our minds. And through perseverance comes success!

Master
your Self!

Unleash the  hero  within you

Walk tall, feel powerful, look the world in the eye!
Feel proud of yourself and inspire others to do likewise.
START TODAY

Do you want to get started now?
Start today with our online training course

If you want to get a head start before you arrive, or even if you are not able to make it
to Thailand at all, you can still get started right now from anywhere in the
world with our online training course.

TESTIMONIALS

What People
Are Saying About Us

When I decided to do something like this I weighed up my options. For me initially I had two conflicting ideas and they were to do something physical like Mai Thai and boxing or to go somewhere where I could ease the mind and learn how to relax e.g. a meditation retreat. This … offers both. Kung fu gives you the opportunity to relax the mind through breathing, stretching and meditating as well as teaching you how to fight and defend yourself…


Athos10

Student

This program shall definitely impart patience, stability, raised self-esteem and confidence and this is what even I am craving for. This course I feel is not just martial arts but it’s one with SILENT AGGRESSIVENESS meaning that this course probably imparts within us a calmness by meditation along with aggressiveness that may be needed if any need arises. I would honestly recommended to go ahead and explore the online course and make the best out of it.


Dipti Kothari

Student

“If like me you’re getting up there in years and you may think Kung Fu is for young people only, think again. Sure you may physical challenges that comes with an aging body, but Kung Fu is so much more than a physical activity. It has truly given me a whole new way of viewing every aspect of my life. I strongly recommend it for any age! They say all you need to do to be successful at it is to start and then not stop! Sounds like a good plan to me! Give it a try! I promise you will come away a different person.


Gregory

Student

I remember my first meeting with Master lain. He asked me what I was looking to get out of this. I said that I wanted to get in better shape and maybe calm my mind down a bit. I have done this and so much more. I’ve learned that Kung Fu is a way of life. It’s everything I do, the way I breathe, the way I walk, the way I interact with others, even the way I think…My girlfriend asked me how Nam Yang and Kung fu had changed me. I paused, and then said, “I’m calm now. Truly calm.” And that is the biggest thing that Nam Yang has given to me.


Michael Worthman

Student

Nam Yang Global is a great way to meet new people while learning the ancient art of Shaolin Tiger Crane Kung Fu. Our community has strong bonds and teachings are to the highest of standards preserving the old ways of the ancient arts…I highly recommend Master lain & the Nam Yang Global family.

The online membership gives access to a vast amount of video footage and its presented in an easy to follow manner. It has a great amount of knowledge, history and teaching with easy access. It is well structured and easy to follow.


Simon Little

Student

You can learn so much from Master lain. During tea time, I took advantage of the vast knowledge he had, as he talked through eastern philosophy, religion, Kung Fu and its origins, self-improvement and topics promoting a healthy mind, body and soul.

This was invaluable advice, and has actually really helped me.


Priyesh P

Student

a lot of
happy students

Master
your SELF!

Unleash the  hero  within you

Walk tall, feel powerful, look the world in the eye!
Feel proud of yourself and inspire others to do likewise.
‘It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.’


Buddha..