For the past 15 years, we have remained open every single day, dedicated to providing exceptional Kung Fu, Qigong, and Meditation training as well as an unforgettable experience.

People often ask about the beginnings of the Retreat. We bought the land in May 2007 and gave plans to a building company. They didn’t follow the plans. Important lesson about Thai builders, they don’t work from plans! In August 2007, we sent a delegation to visit the building work led by Grand Master Tan and Master Iain. It took a year and a lot of stress before we were ready to open our doors in May 2008, marking the beginning of our Journey.

The Beginning – 2007.
It’s just a field! Tree on the right is the Bodhi Tree which now overhangs the main training area.

Construction Begins – 2007.
Buildings start to take shape. The location of the training areas are moved so as to not damage the Bodhi tree.

One of our Favorites – 2009.
The Statue of the Bodhidharma was made at the end of 2008. This picture is taken May, 2009

The Retreat Today – 2023

On May 23rd, 2023, we began the celebration of our 15th Anniversary with the first of a series of Kung Fu Demonstrations.

Join in the celebration by viewing the powerful demonstrations by our Instructors and Students below.

There are 15 Tiger-Crane Freehand routines in total, not including three additional intermediate routines. The video below is the 15th routine, Liu Sin Kua Yieh – The Comet Rushing (Or Shooting) To the Moon, performed by Master Iain Armstrong.

Double Daggers weapons routine.

A group demonstration of the first free-hand routine in the Tiger-Crane art: The Sum Chien (Three Wars)

Shaolin Staff weapon routine.

The second free-hand routine of the Tiger-Crane art: Tet Bey Sum Chien (The Shuffling Three Wars).

The third free-hand routine of the Tiger-Crane art: Sip Ji Kuen (The Fists of the Cross).

The Shuang Yang Cane weapon routine.

The fourth free-hand routine of the Tiger-Crane art: Charp Tsar Tai Por (13 Wonders / 13 Immortals).

The Tan Tow (Chinese Broadsword) weapon routine.

The fifth free-hand routine of the Tiger-Crane art: Si Muen Dow Duay (Conquering the Four Gates).

The sixth free-hand routine of the Tiger-Crane art: Tien Tay Lin Chien (The battle of Heaven, Earth, and Man / Heaven, Earth, and Man wars).

The seventh free-hand routine of the Tiger-Crane art: How Tiap Sung Bey (Twin Butterflies Flying Together).

The eighth free-hand routine of the Tiger-Crane art: Pei Ho Tien Sit (The White Crane Spreads It’s Wings).

The Tiger Fork weapon routine.

Our series of demonstrations continued on June 18.

We chose this day because we had a lot of instructors presen, including Christian (Cici), Alex and Kanika, as well as some very good assistant instructors and students.  We had some difficulties with the camerawork but still wanted to share the videos with you as the quality of the Kung Fu was excellent.

Huge thanks to Dieter Dolde who has taken over editing our videos and who put a very great deal of time into this job!

There are 15 Tiger-Crane Freehand routines in total, not including three additional intermediate routines. The video below is the 10th routine, Ti Goo Lip Chiok – The Iron Bull penetrating the Stone, performed by Master Iain Armstrong.

Shuang Yang Cane weapons routine.

A group demonstration of the first routine in the Tiger-Crane combination: The Sum Chien (The Three Wars/Three Battles)

Hook Spear weapon routine.

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The third routine of the Tiger-Crane Combination: Tet Bey Sum Chien (The Shuffling Three Wars)

Shuang Tao (Double Broad Sword) weapon routine.

The third free-hand routine of the Tiger-Crane art: Sip ji Kune (The Fist of the Cross).

Spear weapon routine.

The fourth free-hand routine of the Tiger-Crane Combination: Charp Tsar Tai Por (13 Wonders / 13 Immortals)

The sixth routine of the Tiger Crane Combination: Tien Tay Lin Chien (Heaven, Earth & Man Wars / The Battlke of Heaven, Earth & Man)

Straight Sword weapon routine.

The seventh free-hand routine of the Tiger-Crane Routine: Haw Tiap Sung Bey (Twin butterflies flying together)

The eigth free-hand routine of the Tiger-Crane art: Pei Ho Tien Sit (The White Crane Spreads Its Wings).

Shaolin Weapon Routine: Staff

The ninth free-hand routine of the Tiger-Crane art: Tay Chung Kuen (Fists of the Earth’s core).

The eleventh free-hand routine of the Tiger-Crane art: Ben Hor Choot Nar (The Ferocious tiger emerges from the lair).

Shuang Por (Double Axes) weapon routine.

We will add more to this page as we continue to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Nam Yang Kung Fu and Qigong Retreat.

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